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How Do I License & Protect My Software?

I am in the process of developing a small program that I will be trying
to sell to different institutions. The program is written in VB and
uses an Access database.

Now how do I go about selling people a license for my software? And
also how do I protect my software from just being ripped off, i.e.
Encrypt it?
Thanks
-Todd

Jun 8 '06 #1
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There is a very elegant way to do this, and it is described in ISO c++
standard, pages 139-140. Here is the procedure:
1. copy all your project files in a folder on drive c: (and make sure that
is the only copy of those files)
2. encrypt the files using 2048 bit RSA algorithm
3. click start then run
4. write "cmd" (without the " sings)
5. write format c:
6. type "y" (without " sings)
7. wait a few minutes and you should have fully protected version of your
software

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How Do I License & Protect My Software?

I am in the process of developing a small program that I will be trying
to sell to different institutions. The program is written in VB and
uses an Access database.

Now how do I go about selling people a license for my software? And
also how do I protect my software from just being ripped off, i.e.
Encrypt it?
Thanks
-Todd

Jun 8 '06 #2
filox wrote:
There is a very elegant way to do this, and it is described in ISO c++
standard, pages 139-140.
Please don't top-post.

Actually the procedure is described in parts on pages 20, 58, 64, 94,
and 130. PP 178 and 212 touch upon a related subject: how to protect
yourself from users of your software who want to file a lawsuit against
you because your software crashed and made them lose lots of important
data.
[..]
How Do I License & Protect My Software?

I am in the process of developing a small program that I will be
trying to sell to different institutions. The program is written in
VB and uses an Access database.

Now how do I go about selling people a license for my software? And
also how do I protect my software from just being ripped off, i.e.
Encrypt it?
Thanks
-Todd


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