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Due to FlexNet Publisher’s popularity, the piracy hacker community has become familiar with ways of circumventing licensing enforcement routines. Flexera provides FlexNet Publisher users with the ability to manage and monitor their license usage, but when this functionality is disabled it leads to license overuse and misuse. V.i. Labs provides vendors with a way to detect and report license piracy and overuse when the licensing is disabled.
Microsoft drops physical box sales of Windows 8 in China
October 24, 2012
Microsoft will not sell Windows 8 as a physical boxed product in China and instead will only distribute the OS through downloads and pre-installs on devices, in a move that could help the company drive consumers away from pirated copies of its products.
SecurityWeek: Lessons Learned for Software Piracy in 2011
December 29, 2011
As 2011 draws to a close, I’ve decided to take a step back and review the past year. Let’s take the lessons learned about software piracy and see how they can be applied in 2012.
The V.i. Labs Data Service (VDS), an extension to CodeArmor Intelligence, accelerates the process for customers by automatically matching license infringement. This is where it gets interesting. According to V.i., VDS combines business information from Data.com, WHOIS domain registries, IP geo-location databases and federated organizational databases of non-compliant organizations from current V.i. Labs deployments to identify infringing organizations’ names and addresses.
Infosecurity: Vint Cerf leads charge against online piracy legislation
December 16, 2011
Commenting on the SOPA legislation, Vic DeMarines, vice president of products for business software intelligence provider V.i. Labs, told Infosecurity: “Trying to stop piracy by adding new tools to disable access to the piracy channels is a futile strategy for software vendors. Past experience suggests that these tactics only create new methods and approaches for sharing pirated content. Until this bill can address those concerns and target the actual adopters of pirated software it will do little to stop online piracy.”