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On 19/03/2011 at 13:53, xxxxxxxx wrote:
It has come to my attention that in more than one case,
clients with different Cinema editions, (Studio -and- Broadcast for example)
have the same serials, except for the initial edition numbers.
In essence, the last part is identical.
Is this a routine by Maxon?
Just to know how to manage licenses from now on.
On 20/03/2011 at 19:41, xxxxxxxx wrote:
As far as I know, it is possible, that customers get the same numbers. I guess, the characters in their complete license code still differ.
What would technically require the customer serial numbers to be unique? Do yo identify your customers by their serial in your customer management?
On 21/03/2011 at 13:09, xxxxxxxx wrote:
Hi Jack, how are you?
It's not the biggest problem the world, my licensing isn't rocket science
(really just to keep track of who's got what over time)
but I just want to be fair to my customers. That is, anyone
having different Cinema's should pay for it.
As it is/could be now, several Cinema editions can run
the same license.
I'll se what I do, but if it is the routine by Maxon I'll look
to do some adjustments later on.
On 21/03/2011 at 16:46, xxxxxxxx wrote:
I'm fine, thank you. Winter's definitely over in Turkey.
Well, I understand your concerns, but the chance that somebody gets his hands on a SteadyCam license that has been generated for the very same serial, is really small. How should such a thing happen?
And if you're not OK with this risk, you can also invoke more data into your license key calculation, e.g. the customer's name (can be retrieved from C4D's license info).
To organize your customers (e.g. in a database), just assign a customer number to each customer. Organizing them by C4D serial would also cause problems if a customer owns several C4D licenses, I guess.
On 21/03/2011 at 19:05, xxxxxxxx wrote:
Still a bit chilly here in Sweden
As I mentioned, it's not the end of the world..
But by being fair I meant, MultiLicense users with
different editions get charged (with a discount) accordingly
at the same time as other users having different editions
get extra plugins for "free".
The risk that -different- users have the same end serials is not a problem really.
Also I'd like to be as "light" as possible regarding licensing not to make it
harder than it is for legit customers getting it up running.
Given that getting what ever you want on the net, licensing is more of
having legit users correctly informed for updates etc.