Originally Posted by yaustar
Introversion used standard CD keys and Amiga style book codes to deal with copies but as an added measure to reduce the possibility of finding a pirated copy, they flooded the P2P networks of demos of the game that look/named like the full game. The idea was to frustrate pirates who were trying to find the game to download and as an added bonus, an 'innocent' user (one who doesn't know they are doing anything wrong) will be playing a demo instead which has details on where to get the full game from.
Also, I just read over my topic-starting post. It's really weird, in some content, and in writing style. I can't think of the last time I used the word 'prevails.' Edit: It also had paragraphs at one point...