Anti-piracy software maker VMProtect Software accuses Denuvo of using pirated versions of VMProtect in its DRM. On a message board, a VMProtect Software developer reveals his company got contacted by Denuvo around three years ago. Denuvo wanted to use VMProtect to enhance its anti-piracy tool but the parties were unable to reach a deal.
Denuvo reportedly went ahead anyway and picked up a standard $500 license for VMProtect, which did not allow the company to integrate the technology into its own product. VMProtect revoked Denuvo's license due to a breach of its licensing conditions and offered options to solve the problem, including paying an undisclosed compensation. Denuvo ignored the requests and is now facing legal action:
In a nutshell, Denuvo is being accused of using pirated versions of VMProtect in order to create its own anti-piracy software. It’s one of the most ironic claims ever made against an anti-piracy company and it will be intriguing to see how this plays out. According to VMProtect, legal action might not be far away.
“Through our long-standing partners from Intellect-C, we are starting to prepare an official claim against Denuvo Software Solutions GmbH with the prospect of going to court. This might be a very good lesson for ‘greedy’ developers who do not care about the intellectual property rights of their colleagues in the same trade,” drVano concludes.
Full details TorrentFreak. The site also points out that the most recent version of Denuvo no longer incorporates the VMProtect technology. This may be the reason why the DRM of RiME got cracked in under a week.