Wave Arts (Arlington, Mass.) announced that it will no longer use challenge-and-response copy protection in its plug-ins, beginning with its next update release. The company will now use a simple serial number as its unlocking method of registration.
"Since cracked software and serial numbers are readily available, consumers are on the honor system when it comes to buying software," said Bill Gardner, president of Wave Arts. "By purchasing legitimate copies of the software they use, they've already chosen to be responsible. As manufacturers, we should be rewarding these people instead of making them jump through more hoops."
According to Gardner, some of Wave Arts' customers felt that the challenge-and-response protection limited their flexibilities in the studio, including the ability to effortlessly reconfigure their systems without fear of losing their registrations, and the ability to install the software on their laptops in addition to their studio workstations.
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