imho this cd-check / copy protection thing will be a difficult one to crack... I hope so anyway.

Nah, cd-check was used for too long. Not only it's easily cracked but several cd-copy programs successfully bypass it.
I think Starforce is a rather lousy protection. Sure it's a bit more difficult to crack but it eats computer memory like a hungry hippo. I think the best so far was SecuROM, but again, it's damn too old.