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Edward Chen
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HI, I am doing one java swing application, almost finish, I want to sell it online as commerical. But the thing is, how can I prevent user illegally copy? We can not just use password ....

what about use JNI to get CPU-ID ?

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1. Exception for your rationale for getting the CPU-ID, this is a crosspost and we frown on such things. They dilute the effort of the community from getting all our questions answered.
2. This post has nothing to do with IO. The original post is in the correct forum for this discussion.
3. If Microsoft Product Activation can't prevent Win XP from being cracked, what chance do you have from stopping motivated hackers?
4. You'd better have one VERY compelling product to have the user go through an intrusive registration process, reregister if he buys a new computer, register 100 times if he's deploying your app through an organization and so on. A poor product registration scheme would probably hurt your application's acceptance far more than copying ever would.
5. I don't think CPU's have individual serial numbers accessible via software anymore. Intel shipped Pentium 3's with such a feature and there was a huge outcry over maintaining anynomity on the net. I was able to locate a C++ example on MSDN but it is concerned only with the CPU's model and capabilities.
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