I am seeking a programmer to develop a security application that will help to protect my software application from theft and illegal use.
The application I need should be designed to prevent the following scenario from occurring.
The most common form of illegal use / theft in my situation occurs when a person freely distribute my .ZIP files containing a software application.
•Person A pays and purchases a copy of my Software ‘X’.
•Person A UNZIPS the Software ‘X’ ZIP file that I send them. Runs the installer of the application and install the software on their machine.
•Person A then sends a copy of the Software ‘X’ ZIP file to his ‘friend’ Person B (the illegal user)
•Person B UNZIPS the Software ‘X’ ZIP file, and installs the software now on their machine. The Person B (illegal user) now has unrestricted free use of Software ‘X’
The preference is for a some solution that would involve ‘wrapping’ the .ZIP files and allowing ‘X’ number of unzip actions only.
NOTE TO BIDDERS: To be considered for this project, bidders need to provide an overview and ideas of their intended solution.
Proven past experience is this area is essential.