Software plugin maker Softube has announced that it has dropped the requirement for a USB iLok key for all its products.
All Softube plug-ins can now be used with iLok’s machine-based licenses. This license type authorizes the computer itself, making the USB iLok key optional.
Each license will contain two separate authorizations, meaning that the user can either authorize one computer and keep one authorization as backup, authorize two different computers or authorize one computer and one USB iLok key.
If wanted, users can still use a USB hardware iLok for easy portability of their licenses.
iLok dependency is a recurring criticism, among Synthtopia readers, of software that uses the hardware technology for copy protection.
Let us know what you think of Softube’s decision – and if you think other companies should follow!