98312 story Software Deletes Files to Defend Against Piracy 544 Posted by CowboyNeal on Saturday February 24, 2007 @11:17AM from the users-delete-software-to-defend-against-idiocy dept. teamhasnoi writes "Back in 2004, we discussed a program that deleted your home directory on entry of a pirated serial number. Now, a new developer is using the same method to protect his software, aptly named Display Eater. In the developers's own words, 'There exist several illegal cd-keys that you can use to unlock the demo program. If Display Eater detects that you are using these, it will erase something. I don't know if this is going to become Display Eater policy. If this level of piracy continues, development will stop.'"