MetaQuotes to change maximum number of Market product activations
Fintech company MetaQuotes has announced changes to the maximum number of Market product activations. The changes will be implemented effective September 1, 2023.
Previously, this number was not limited, now the maximum number will be 20 activations. This limit will apply to all existing products and purchases. For example, if you purchased a product with 30 activations, this number will be reduced to 20 after the upgrade. If you purchased a product with 5 activations, you will not be affected by the changes.
The real number of users who were able to spend more than 20 activations in the entire history of the Market is extremely small and comprises 0.05%. With a high degree of probability, you will not feel these changes in any way.
“We were forced to introduce restrictions only because some authors abused the capabilities of the Market and used the site for personal purposes in an unauthorized way. We apologize for any inconvenience”.
When making a purchase in the Market, a special product copy is created for a user. It is bound to the computer, namely to the hardware and operating system. To run the application on another computer, re-installation and re-activation are required. This protects applications from unauthorized copying.
The minimum number of activations upon purchase is 5, which is quite sufficient for comfortable use of a product. Activations are spent only if you change hardware or reinstall the system, which does not happen so often in everyday life. If an author provides 20 activations, this will cover any possible use cases. When using a built-in VPS, activations are not spent at all.
The Market Rules provide a more detailed description of the activation mechanism.