How to license a VB product for distribution on CD
Posted on 2003-11-13
I have a product that uses active lock. My purchase form accepts the product code and after a purchase is made, i email out the registration code for that product code. I have now been contacted by a distributor who wants to bundle it with their CDs that they sell.
How I can modify the current licensing for this?
The only idea I have is:
The distributor bundles the trial version on their CD. The distributer enters the email address/serial number of buyer on a web based form that I create for them. The buyer then comes to my site, authenticates himself by entering the same serial number/email address, enters the product code (gnerated after installing the trial version on CD) and gets registration information. This way I can keep a tap on how many copies are being sold and can charge accrodingly. However it does seem very painful for the CD distributor who has bulk replication facility and will have to provide me email or serail number for each CD.
Any other idea? Any professinaly available licensing options can help handle this ( sorry but I am new and not aware of many options besides activelock) ?
The answer is probably simple for someone who has experience...and even a reference to a professional company is acceptable. I am giving this max marks since its imp to me.
Will appreciate help on this...