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Protect Application from Piracy

I need a program (or Code) to kill my application when a date is reached, or usage has timed out. Is there a product that EASILY binds will with VB6?

I would like to distribute my full application and have it time-out (say in 30 days).

Thanks,

ADawn
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AzraSoundCommented:
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mdouganCommented:
I would be careful not to have the component delete files from the user's hard-drive.  I heard of a case where an application tried to delete itself from the user's hard-drive when the expiration date was reached and the user successfully sued the company, because there is some law on the books that outlaws "time-bombs" in code.  You just need to have the component change a registry setting, or whatever, so that on startup it will just shut itself down.
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ADawnAuthor Commented:
AzraSound:
Do you know why the newer version (1.6) is for VB5 and the older version (1.5) is for both VB5 & 6? Dosen't make sense.

From their web site:

ActiveLock 1.6 for VB5
nslock16.zip (49 Kb)
This file includes ActiveLock 1.6 for VB5 and one sample project. (beta)

ActiveLock 1.5
nslock15.zip (91 Kb)
This file includes ActiveLock 1.5 for VB5 and VB6, install and uninstall scripts, html help files, two sample projects and KeyGenerator.

Thanks for your help. ADawn


 
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ADawnAuthor Commented:
AzraSound:
Do you know why the newer version (1.6) is for VB5 and the older version (1.5) is for both VB5 & 6? Dosen't make sense.

From their web site:

ActiveLock 1.6 for VB5
nslock16.zip (49 Kb)
This file includes ActiveLock 1.6 for VB5 and one sample project. (beta)

ActiveLock 1.5
nslock15.zip (91 Kb)
This file includes ActiveLock 1.5 for VB5 and VB6, install and uninstall scripts, html help files, two sample projects and KeyGenerator.

Thanks for your help. ADawn


 
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AzraSoundCommented:
Not really sure.  Your best bet would be to contact them about those version differences.
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