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Simple "License Key" System PHP

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Hey guys, I have currently developed software (in PHP)  that will be used as a service. The issue I'm facing is that the guy I'm working for is the owner but he will  provide the software to multiple distributors offering the same software as SaaS. So i guess its like a chain of events? The clients pays the distributor, the distributor pays the owner. What i would like to know is  - can I implement a simple way to determine whether the DISTRIBUTERS are the only ones using this service e.g they aren't doing the dodgy and giving it to a mate. I have thought about this, maybe adding a sort of IP address checker which upon activation  stores the server IP address in the "main database". What is the best way to address this issue? I know licensing only goes so far and is easy to get around.
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