"Casual Piracy" or "Softlifting" is a form of piracy that is caused by simply sharing, installing and using software application on more machines or PCs than what is allowed by the software's accompanying license or end user license agreement (EULA). Sharing a copy of a software is commonly perceived as easier than acquiring a new license for a software by going through an order process and this perception usually leads to casual piracy.
Copy protection and Online activation are few of the licensing techniques that are used to discourage casual piracy and help protect honest people to be honest.
License configuration is used to store the asymmetric RSA(Public/Private) cryptographic key that is used to generate licenses and must be protected at all times. A license configuration can have one or more license(license keys). A license(or license key) can have one or more license activations. license setting is used to store license options that can be used to quickly generate license keys by selecting from previously stored license settings.
Yes, Secure License Manager comes with a license activation web service. It also comes with an ASP.NET web based license management pages that will enable you to view, import, disable and manage your license data.