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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:48 am 
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I've noticed that (as far as I can tell) there aren't many programs that are used to store product keys for reference purposes (say, you have some 20 product keys and you wanted a way to keep track of all of them so you don't have to pull out the registration key card every time you needed it).

I am aware of some of the legal issues that can go with this, the big one being facilitation of software piracy through sharing the database with others...

Now my question is : is this why these programs really don't exist?

I mean, it wouldn't be much different than if someone put these keys into a text file and emailed it everyone on their email list. The only problem I can see with someone developing such an app is that it can be used as medium for transfering keys...

Is there anything else that would cause problems for a program like this to be written and marketed??


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:40 am 
SON OF A GUN
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I wouldn't call that a problem, people transfer keys all the time.

I have all of mine through the MAPS in an excel file. I have a printed copy at home and I also store a copy in my Google docs. Too often have I not had my printed copy and it is just easier to keep it there.


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CrashTECH wrote:
Too often have I not had my printed copy and it is just easier to keep it there.

Huh? =)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:33 am 
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What, you never lose hardcopies? :)


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Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000*
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What, you never lose hardcopies? :)

I just can't believe that you'd ever have a hard-copy of anything! I thought you were like Web 3.0 technology to the max!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:45 am 
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Early on I had a binder I kept all my stuff in. I just slipped the paper in there. What good does it do you to have an electronic copy if your hard drive crashes :)

Yes, backups... but still... we all suck at backups. If you say you don't, you are lying. lol.


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