CCampbell wrote:Hi Dodecahedron,
Any version purchased via our Nero WebSite is automatically registered. For those who purchase Nero in the Retail Store, or bundled with a Recorder, they would need to send an Email to our sales team requesting to register their product. This is how our database is created.
If two users register the same Serial key, it then becomes 'Black Listed' in all future version releases of Nero.
thanks for the clarification, but i still have a few questions.
1. it appears as if you (ahead) keeps a database of the serial numbers. registered ones at least. well, on the website it's stated (if i'm not mistaken) that if i lose my serial number that's it, i can't get it back from ahead.
2. my serial number is registered, as i bought it from Ahead's website. supposing someone steals my serial number (not an impossible scenario), i would assume they weren't stupid enough to "register" it with Ahead (by email as you explain).
3. my main concern was: is the serial number "registered", or automatically directly transmitted to ahead, when someone enters it into Nero? if that is indeed so, then if anyone steals my number and uses it, i autmoatically get screwed.
if the serial number is indeed automatically transmitted by the Nero software to Ahead, i would consider this a serious breach of privacy.
is this the case?
4. what is the point of registering the serial number with ahead? what benefits are there to registring?
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