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#1 gametime10

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Posted Yesterday, 10:35 PM

Given the nature of my business, using multiple computers and often being mobile in my usage, it would be great if we could manually manage the number of Accordance installs ourselves. It seems that Accordance only allows you to register Accordance a limited number of times, and then it cuts you off. It would be nice if activation worked more like Microsoft Office 365, where you can deregister computers and register new computers yourself, so that it ensures you only have the proper amount of devices with your license. 


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Posted Today, 02:53 AM

Given the nature of my business, using multiple computers and often being mobile in my usage, it would be great if we could manually manage the number of Accordance installs ourselves. It seems that Accordance only allows you to register Accordance a limited number of times, and then it cuts you off. It would be nice if activation worked more like Microsoft Office 365, where you can deregister computers and register new computers yourself, so that it ensures you only have the proper amount of devices with your license. 

 

Really is that so?

 

Helen said to me one time as I asked how Accordance does it handle if I replace may iPhone: It can be installed on 5 gadgets at the same time and not like in BW only 5 time activation.


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#3 Helen Brown

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Posted Today, 04:34 AM

We do track the total number of activations, and will reset them if necessary. You will be warned as you approach the limit. However, sometimes it is clear that access has been given to multiple users, and this is simple piracy. We must protect the copyright and rights of the publishers and authors. Hence we will ask for an explanation if you exceed the large limit we have set.

 

This is why we cannot simply allow the user to manage the validation count.


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Posted Today, 11:52 AM

Hi,

Last year I used the demo version of Acc 11 in different Linux distros to avoid activations. Now I would like to try Acc 12 in Linux and avoid activation.

But I'm a bit confused by the statement on the web, that I can install the Lite Version and “choose to register it instead of validating the full version,” and by what to do on the Setup Assistant Screen,

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What I'm concerned about is what will happen if I fill in the Existing User information and Sign in - will I be able to register on the next screen, or will I have used up another validation? I don't own Acc 12 yet, but I want to try it in the meantime, especially in Linux.

Thanks for the help.

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Posted Today, 02:05 PM

We do track the total number of activations, and will reset them if necessary. You will be warned as you approach the limit. However, sometimes it is clear that access has been given to multiple users, and this is simple piracy. We must protect the copyright and rights of the publishers and authors. Hence we will ask for an explanation if you exceed the large limit we have set.

 

This is why we cannot simply allow the user to manage the validation count.

 

Hi Helen,

I'm confused by your post and others liking it. There must be some misunderstanding of the original feature request, which I like along with Rick so far.

When we manage activations in other programs, like Office, Adobe, Scrivener, Kindle, etc., if we deactivate a computer/device, it doesn't work on that device any more.

So, from your perspective, is the fear that Acc will remain on a device once installed? If so, could you not just program that Acc will not work after deactivation? I'm not sure of the amount of programming it would take. But, for instance, Scrivener allows deactivations, and from what I gather it has less staff than Acc.

Anyways, I hope you don't think that those in favour are planning to pirate Acc. It's hard to believe that at least the regulars on the Forum would be planning that.

Regards,

Michel.


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In order of Accordance 11.2.5 & 2.4.4 use:

iPad mini 2, 10.2.1
Mac mini, Sierra, 10.12.2
W10 tablet


#6 gametime10

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Posted Today, 02:42 PM

We do track the total number of activations, and will reset them if necessary. You will be warned as you approach the limit. However, sometimes it is clear that access has been given to multiple users, and this is simple piracy. We must protect the copyright and rights of the publishers and authors. Hence we will ask for an explanation if you exceed the large limit we have set.

 

This is why we cannot simply allow the user to manage the validation count.

I totally agree about needing to guard against piracy and giving access to multiple users. Is the concern that some users would deactivate their account, in order to let others use it, and then just coordinate activating and deactivating so that multiple people can use one account? 

 

I suppose that makes sense, though the current system doesn't really guard against either problem, since the large limit could allow someone to share his account. I'm not sure if there is a perfect solution, but it seems to me that an activation/deactivation system would provide better protection against piracy than simply setting a large limit.






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