copy protection

  

Definition

Methods that help to restrict or prevent unauthorized duplication of commercial software. In the older method of copy protection, a small program is placed within the main program which thwarts attempts to duplicate it after a specified number of copies are made for backup purposes. More recently, the original software comes with a code without which the program cannot be 'installed.' The installed program itself normally cannot be copied and reinstalled on another computer.

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