Embird uses software-based product activation technology. Therefore, after purchasing and inserting registration password into Embird, you must also activate your copy of Embird Software to use it. Embird activation reduces a form of software piracy that is known as "casual copying".
Casual copying is the sharing and installation of software that is not in accordance with the Embird Software's end-use license agreement (EULA). The EULA specifies that it is allowed to use registered Embird Software and its plug-ins on a single computer, and it may be transferred to another computer as long as the other computer is owned by the same person and as long as it is used on only one computer at a time.
Embird activation makes sure that each Embird Software license is used in accordance with the EULA and is not simultaneously used on several computers. Embird creates a unique installation identification (ID) that is based on information from the registration password and a hardware identifier that are created when you install Embird Software. The installation ID records an association of the Embird registration password to your computer and a confirmation is sent back to BALARAD s.r.o. company, which owns the copyrights and is developing Embird Software and its plug-ins.
1 - Run Embird.
2 - If registration password was successfully inserted into Embird, then a dialog box with information about activation will appear on the screen. Select "Activate Embird Software" button (Picture No. 1).
1. Product Activation
3 - The activation process will start. Wait until this process is finished, OR, click "Cancel" button if you want to activate via e-mail (1 in Picture No. 2).
4 - Click "Yes" button to confirm that you want to abort the online activation process (2 in Picture No. 2).
2. Abort activation
5 - Click "No" button to confirm that you want to activate Embird via e-mail (Picture No. 3).
3. Activate software via e-mail
6 - Click "Copy to Clipboard" button to copy the activation link into clipboard (Picture No. 4).
4. Copy password to clipboard
7 - Launch your e-mail client application, compose new e-mail message to recipient firstname.lastname@example.org and paste the clipboard contents into message by depressing CTRL and V keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
8 - Send the e-mail and wait for the reply with activation code. This could last several hours, because of manual processing.
9 - Insert this code into the box shown on Picture No. 4 and click "Activate Embird Software" button to activate your copy of Embird.