Fabio Bartolini wrote:more than a second license (quite expensive!), I would recommend to have a spare empty USB-eLicenser.
Recommending customers purchase two dongles to use Cubase in an interesting solution, albeit (IMO) an unrealistic one in that it's something most customers will probably don't think they'll need to do, as highlighted by the OP's situation.
If a situation *depends* on the dongle being present for income, one would think that a user would logically protect such a delicate situation, an extra dongle seems perfectly in line with that sort of thinking. I mean, if it really carries that much weight.
jpgtr wrote:I'm not arguing Cubase should eliminate copy-protection, only that this instance highlights how the dongle installation scheme Steinberg employs places an unnecessary burden on their paying customers, and at a time when much more modern and efficient means of copy protection are readily available.
There is no more "unnecessary burden on their paying customers". It's no different than any other USB device.
What if your Internet provider is having problems? When it comes down to it, there just isn't a *perfect* solution. Sure, there are alternate solutions, but they all have pro's and con's. Steinberg chose the eLicenser route. You know this when purchasing Cubase.
Contrary to your opinion on what is modern and efficient, I would say that the eLicenser is just that, no need to have your computer connected to the Internet should you choose not to, but it works that way too. You can head on out to an Internet café or friend, and activate your license. For people with no Internet access, that point is actually beats the "more modern and efficient means".