Having read the (german) news post on heise.de
regarding the issue of prodcut piratry one quote struck me:
According to the article (no source is quoted there!), Peer Laslo of SAP is supposed to have made this statement:
Wir sind nicht betroffen. Unseres Software ist so kompliziert, dass man sie schlecht fälschen kann.
We are not affected. Our software is that complicated that it hardly can be imitated.
Now, I do not have any context information for this statement. Put like this, it sounds really weird. And wrong too: A software can simply be pirated by copy and paste, or reverse engineering.
So the only thing protecting this particular product is the complexity to enhance/change and lastly to use it. Looks like not only security but whole businesses can be built with obscurity in mind....