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Game Center and Anti Piracy

02-26-2011, 06:34 AM
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Game Center and Anti Piracy

I think game center could be easily used as a anti-piracy method. Since you use a apple ID, game center could check if you actually purchased the game. Then if game center found you didn't pirate the game, it could disable the game or even your itunes account / idevice.
02-26-2011, 09:56 AM
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No unfortunately installus makes it look like you did purchase the app. But that I'd a pretty good point.

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02-26-2011, 10:04 AM
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Might work for a few days but lets face it with root access to the device there is no way to stop piracy. You could easily spend billions on DRM and some schoolkid would find a way round it in an afternoon just for credit of being first break it.

I don't agree with piracy and I'm unjailbroken but I'm also not a fan of DRM as in most cases it just ruins the end product and makes real customers have to jump through hoops. I'd say do what you can to prevent it but don't spend to much because it's ultimately a losing battle.

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02-26-2011, 10:18 AM
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That's a wrong way to look at it. If you're sharing apps with your siblings/spouse you're gonna get flagged wrongly.

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02-26-2011, 10:33 AM
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Apple actually has an API to do just this but there's some reason why it's rarely used that I can't remember.
02-26-2011, 11:26 AM
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You cannot stop Piracy. Someone might just patch the game or make a patcher to solve the problem. Really K?!, hmm thats interesting
02-26-2011, 01:14 PM
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well i used to be jailbroken and i did download some apps illegaly however when i relised a couple of weaks later hpw unfair this was to the developers stealing there hard work i stopped during the time i was jailbroken i found that worms and some other apps which could detect if it had been downloaded illegely they would not let me access the game. However if this became a popular method then someone would find a way round unfortunatly there is no way to stop it
However if apple could find a way to detect pirates then maybe they could break through

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02-26-2011, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by hamster787 View Post
well i used to be jailbroken and i did download some apps illegaly however when i relised a couple of weaks later hpw unfair this was to the developers stealing there hard work i stopped during the time i was jailbroken i found that worms and some other apps which could detect if it had been downloaded illegely they would not let me access the game. However if this became a popular method then someone would find a way round unfortunatly there is no way to stop it
However if apple could find a way to detect pirates then maybe they could break through
Congrats on breaking the habit.
02-26-2011, 03:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hamster787 View Post
well i used to be jailbroken and i did download some apps illegaly however when i relised a couple of weaks later hpw unfair this was to the developers stealing there hard work i stopped during the time i was jailbroken i found that worms and some other apps which could detect if it had been downloaded illegely they would not let me access the game. However if this became a popular method then someone would find a way round unfortunatly there is no way to stop it
However if apple could find a way to detect pirates then maybe they could break through


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02-26-2011, 06:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by K?! View Post


In 3-2-1...
lol

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