What would you say about a set of anti-piracy technologies that allows -

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Rob Harmer, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Rob Harmer

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    ..................software developers to easily mark features as "licensable
    entities"
    that can later be controlled through various kinds of digital
    licenses.......
    ........... a business or product-marketing group to create digital licenses
    for certain feature bundles, where they can easily turn on and off those
    features that were marked as protected and deliver only the desired
    functionality to the end-user.

    .........the gathering the monitoring data, which can be used for things like
    billing, such as utility based billing at the end of the month, or to create
    statistics on what usage has happened within the application for future
    product planning. Note: Application monitoring is an optional feature, and
    we expect the ........ end-user to opt in to such a process.

    - the ability to fine tune software offerings even after the product has
    been shipped. for example; If it's five or six months after the product has
    shipped, and it turns out that the .....market, for example, really wants a
    package that has certain features, we can generate new licenses .......on
    demand............ All they need to do is create a new digital license and
    make it available, and it will unlock and enforce those features.

    .................the flexible distribution and license application in any way
    they want to, even after the product has been released, depending on their
    business model.

    .............being able to target customers in a direct way, where you're
    giving them exactly what they need and only what they need.

    What security implications would you see with this approach?

    Rob
     
    Rob Harmer, Oct 9, 2007
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