Copy protection

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Copy protection is hardware or software that helps prevent users from illegally making copies of a software program without having to pay for the program. Usually, copy protection is done using a product key or other unique key that allows a program to be installed and run on only one computer a time. Because these numbers can be easy to share many companies are also adding extra copy protection by requiring authorization over the Internet.

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