Cadence is also providing its software as a service, rather than selling the actual program.
Thanks for the post. Providing software as a service rather than actual program is really unique and effective idea to tackle piracy. Going ahead do you think all the EDA vendors will opt for this model ?
In addition,Iwanttomentionthefollowing:Withtheexistingcopyrightlaws,wearegivingtheopportunitytoacompanyortoaprogrammertobuildaprogramspendingsomeworkinghoursandtogetpaidfor thesehours aslongtheproducts make sales.
It is very unfortunate that we have designed software that may /is being pirated. You know what, I am not afraid of them because there areprograms and resources that detects them or that could alert anyone about them. Microsoft can detect things like this.
Individual just need to know that they are easy to distribute and very profitable. Programmers are looking for ways by which they could make money off these people that pirate others software. They are very huge and the code enforcers or programmers could make at least 20-35 % from them.
I think that Codearmor is a great idea. The fact that the system can detect piracy and notify the vendor is great. The idea does not scare me, nor would it bother my company. I think this would easily be a less invasive process than in person audits. This is a product that alerts the vendor when it is being used illegally, not to spy on your computer usage. Frankly you shouldn't have anything to worry about if you’re following the rules in the first place.
It is true that illegal use of the software can also happen innocently, I have experienced such. Microsoft for instance can detect illegal software once you install or run windows update. If engineering software can have integrated anti piracy protection in their software that will enforce update, once this update is installed and you are running pirated software, you will be locked out automatically.
Yes, the whole focus seems to be on converting as many of these illegal users into paying customers as possible. One EDA vendor tells me that they believe they could convert as much as 30% of all illegal uses to revenue, which would amount to substantial revenue.
I think that if people are not aware of their software being pirated, then it really isn't their fault. But each company should have a governance to track all of the software being used. But I like the idea that instead of punishing the folks for using it, they really should just charge them as potential new customers. It's win win situation
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