A Way To End the Madness?

by Chris Hunter 14 replies
I was reading Steven's post here - http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...t-refunds.html - and it made me think about something.

Isn't it possible to make your digitally downloaded products inactive after a refund?

I know that I read on here or the old forum about a Warrior getting a refund request and giving the customer the refund, but then disabling the product that the customer downloaded.

I know that Boomerang List Builder is able to activate and deactivate PDFs in regards to list building, but is there any way to protect your products after a refund is given?

Please tell me there is a way.

Thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author TimS
    The only way that I could think of is if the product checked a database on your server every time the product was opened. The only one that I am aware of that does this is Ebook Pro by the late Cory Rudl. I've never used it but I know that it includes that function.

    Tim
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
      Are there any services that do this currently?

      Is that service still available?
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      • Profile picture of the author zerofill
        Depends on what type of product you are trying to protect Chris...
        A web application
        Ebook
        Windows Application
        ???
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
          Zerofill,

          I'm thinking about ebooks (PDFs).

          Do you know of a solution?
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          • Profile picture of the author zerofill
            Not offhand that really works...but I can think of a cross platform product that will work. If you outsource it I bet it would sell hehe...

            Use Adobe flex/Adobe air to make a product you can create the ebook in...It will now run on Mac,Linux, and Windows...and also be able to have license keys etc...and phone homes. This is something I was going to take a crack at making but I don't have anytime to play with flex with all the PHP work I have on my plate.

            But anyway...basically the ebook would no longer be a PDF... BUt would be just as cross platform as one.
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          • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
            If it's ebooks Chris, then Tim is correct. The only thing out on the market is ebook pro 6 I think, unless there are clones like it.

            The ebooks are exe files that have keys. The seller can disable any key they want at any given time.


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            • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
              There is no way you can do this with PDFs...

              If you have your ebook in EXE format which connects to your site whenever it is opened, you can block the access...

              Hope that helps,
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              • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
                Here's what you gotta do....

                get their email address, find out where they live
                and then.....

                Rodey Cowboy their ass!

                Kaboom that will end the madness
                Sean.

                P.s. That really does stink.
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                • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
                  Originally Posted by The IM Reporter View Post

                  Here's what you gotta do....

                  get their email address, find out where they live
                  and then.....

                  Rodey Cowboy their ass!

                  Kaboom that will end the madness
                  Sean.

                  P.s. That really does stink.
                  That seems like a nice solution

                  It would be very expensive though .. Imagine me going to US just to kick someone..

                  But there's a ray of hope.. I can outsource it to warriors.. I'm sure they wouldn't mind doing it

                  Cheers,
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                  • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
                    Originally Posted by anup.mahajan View Post

                    That seems like a nice solution

                    It would be very expensive though .. Imagine me going to US just to kick someone..

                    But there's a ray of hope.. I can outsource it to warriors.. I'm sure they wouldn't mind doing it

                    Cheers,
                    Anup

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      Originally Posted by TimS View Post

      The only way that I could think of is if the product checked a database on your server every time the product was opened. The only one that I am aware of that does this is Ebook Pro by the late Cory Rudl. I've never used it but I know that it includes that function.

      Tim
      Hi Chris,

      Just wanted to let you know I'm using eBook Pro 6 to distribute my info products - and it works like clockwork!

      You can create the eBook from html - so I'm using XSite Pro to create a web-project and then just create the eBook exe file from it. Then I generate codes for the eBook - as many as I want. I can set the number of PCs a particular copy can be registered to, I can see all the registration details, can import them to work with the data, can enable/disable users, can see all the activity that happens to the eBook users, in other words I can see and do pretty much everything.

      Some say that pdfs are more reliable etc, but I find eBook Pro 6 a very good solution - since you can put video and audio in it - making it a really professional solution.

      Rgds,

      Robert
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
        Robert,

        Yeah, I heard about that service.

        Is it a one time charge? Also, do your customers have to be connected to the internet to be able to read or view the product?
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        • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
          Chris,

          Yes, it's a piece of desktop software, and paid for as such.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            I found several applications that claim to be able to disable both software and ebooks after refund. I posted a possibility a few months ago but the post was deleted - guess someone thought I was selling it (I wasn't).

            I found some potential programs searching google for "how to disable ebooks" and "how to disable downloads" - so try that (without quotes).

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