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Old 22nd November 2011
Originally Posted by choukette View Post
we can reverse your argument,

NI, waves, steinberg, eastwest, izotope, softube, brainworx ... are all cracked since the begining and continue to release software due to their large customers base.

and thzt just show how copy protection doesn't have any positive impact on software business,
Simply untrue. Steinberg saw a 50% drop in sales* when H2O released their dongle crack - to the point where it was a major factor in discontinuing C3 and rushing the introduction of C4 with a new implementation of the protection. Same thing with C5.

* - According to a senior factory rep I talked to at AES concerning the matter of dongle protection.