[CLOSED] Question to Ashley about piracy

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    Ashley

    I just try to find the best business model for my game engine from C2 experience.

    If anyone uses Construct 2 illegally, we have the right to take legal action against them.Could you please share your experience by giving an example?

    This is looking more and more like a troll thread.

    newt

    Explain please what is inconvinient. The way I ask? or the subject?

    dimakoles : the fact is that your questions can't really be anwsered, because it is not something that happened to the past (right?) and the description of method and results will lead to this:

    <img src="smileys/smiley15.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> : "So, they did like tis to protect their products, lety me try.. This!now, Their protection isn't valid anymore, let's upload this to thetipiakbay"

    Also, an exemple can't really be explicit, since it concerns legals issues.

    the fact is: you can't really win against piracy, you just don't lose too much, and more you say about it, more you let it reach you

    C2's fantastic support, excellent community and insanely low price make it a product that cannot be justifiably pirated; any attempt to do so would be by a greedy, morally defective individual.

    the fact is that your questions can't really be anwsered, because it is not something that happened to the past (right?)

    Actually I don't need detailed info about protecting algorithms that are used right now, may be some examples that worked in the past but does not now. Can I ask this for educational reasons?

    +1 Numerous people (including Ashley!) have articulately described how Scirra minimizes the impact/purpose of piracy, and we've even had a mention of a specific method some companies, not necessarily Scirra, would use to identify pirates. Ashley has been pretty clear that he doesn't plan to discuss Scirra's exact methods or pending actions.

    With that being understood, brushing aside the community's response to this thread and pressing for information which is contrary to Scirra's business interests winds up sharing some trollish qualities.

    It's starting to get a little weird that someone really needs to know how to circumvent Scirra's anti-piracy efforts and get specific details on prosecution of past cases.

    It's starting to get a little weird that someone really needs to know how to circumvent Scirra's anti-piracy efforts and get specific details on prosecution of past cases.Some people learn by examples. You can stand on my point and see that more weirder will be not to use the chance to ask experienced man about his experience if it can improve my business.

    You get the distinct impression that dimakoles is using a pirated version and wants to make money from his creations but is worried he'll end up in legal trouble.

    From the replies he's highlighted it would be logical to assume he intends to pay the licence fee if he's successful, but it doesn't work like that; you will be much more likely to create a great product if you've invested more than just time.

    You get the distinct impression that dimakoles is using a pirated version and wants to make money from his creations but is worried he'll end up in legal trouble. I'm worried about my business model in relation to my game engine. And try to ask creator of popular game engine about his experience for learning by examples.

    The game engine is C2, it would be much easier for someone to "pirate" your game engine by just looking at it and reverse engineering it, and there's no protection against that.

    E Bear

    If you have experience in making popular game engine like C2 and have some examples relative to piracy to learn than you are welcome. Otherwise it's better not to flood.

    I think people are getting confused by your questions, lets be clear, are you worried about legal action if you release a game with a snide version of C2? or are you releasing a "game engine" and looking for professional advice, on how to protect said engine from people ripping you off?...

    As I read it, you have said both...

    Ah what a fool I've been! I see now what you're on about, you've made a similar program to C2 and want to know how Scirra handle piracy!

    I got confused as many members here use the term game engine to refer to the event sheets that power their games.

    In regards to your own engine, piracy is a fact of software development, just run with it, in some cases piracy can lead to conversion, but you should put your efforts into making a product that encourages people to buy it, not one that prevents people from pirating it.

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