From a technical point of view, it's trickier than that. A serial is necessary to register a system that is being sold legally. So, in theory, you could register a new system and then make it impossible for your legitimate customers to use their serial keys. But if you do that, you're giving up marketing control. That's not a good bet for a company.
There are other ways to earn money on pirated software. Third-party online services that use serial keys to distribute counterfeit games to legitimate purchasers are big moneymakers. These measures increase revenue while still leaving room for casual piracy.
So, how can we profit from this high-tech scheme to turn pirates into customers? We're not a pure piracy company. We don't sell software that is cracked. We're an online service provider. If you use a serial key for a cracked game, we'll give you a free copy of the legally purchased copy of the cracked game!
The mantra of one's career in politics is to NEVER split the party. The sea of distrust, mistrust, conspiracy theories, and suspicions that looms between the poles of the political divide is said to be too large for a single party to cross. I don't disagree with this mantra, provided the party in question is Republican and not Democrat. The idea that a Democrat would dare to vote against his party is a thought too obscene for most self-respecting adults to entertain. Therefore, a Democrat is generally presumed to be a sleeper cell of Republicans waiting for the right moment to subvert the party line and derail the policy of the day. Of course, this is only the opinion from the few sane people that find carrying a copy of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand as horrifying as they do. d2c66b5586