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Making a COPY PROTECTED CD...

 
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I have some files (my work) in a CD which i don't want anyone to copy to their system. They can read the contents of the CD but cannot copy to their hard disk. I mean i want to make a COPY PROTECTED CD.

Please help me.

Any suggestion will be apprecible.

 
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Well, there is no way that you can stop people using print-screen as far as I know, however I know of this one website where you can't copy the sprites this guy made, however I can't find it any more. So at least, it is possible, s'all I'm saying.

 
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No, it's not possible.
If you can read the files from the CD you can then write them somewhere else...

Same with websites. If you can see the graphic you already have a copy on your system so the only thing to do is find it (unless the graphic is read from a remote source on the fly using a Java applet or flash thingy but then you could reverse engineer that and read it anyway).

 
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There must be some software that can do this for me, Does Nero have such facility?

 
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If you can see the graphic you already have a copy on your system so the only thing to do is find it (unless the graphic is read from a remote source on the fly using a Java applet or flash thingy but then you could reverse engineer that and read it anyway).

Ah. I hadn't thought of that, thanks jwenting. ;)

 
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There must be some software that can do this for me, Does Nero have such facility?

Nope, either they can read it, or they can't, period.

 
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There must be some software that can do this for me, Does Nero have such facility?

You CAN make a CD which cannot (or be much harder to, to be more realistic) be copied. Nero AFAIK cannot do it, you need specialised software (and possibly specialised hardware as well).

You can NOT prevent individual files from being taken from your CD and used elsewhere.

 
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Hello,

I thought I saw something about copy-inhibit settings on a server share. Part of the file attibutes that Windows uses. But that would not help having the media in front of you on your local machine.

People will find a way to copy things, even if they are not supposed to.

Christian

 
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There's isn't a cd out there that's impossible to copy. You don't need any special kind of software, actually there's a program out there called "Alcohol 120%" that can copy any protected cd, even the strongest protection to date.

I guess you could look into apply some of these copy protection schemes to your cd..Some of them are "SecurRom", "SafeDisc", and many more. It won't protect everything from invidivually copied onto the harddrive, but it will protect the most important files. But again, there are programs out there that can easily break these protection schemes.

 
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yes Christian, you can set a file to inhibit copying but that will deter only the casual copier.

If I create an application that reads in the file and then writes out the data to another file I have effectively a copy yet I never issued a copy command to the operating system.

 
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I have a duplicating machine capable of copying any CD big by bit.

And I am asking Congress to outlaw all copy protection schemes. They cause all kinds of other trouble, and prevent legitimate backups.

I remember the first copy protection schemes which locked out legitimate users when something went wrong.

- There was a software key which went from disk to disk in such a way that only one disk could have it at a time. It was on the hard drive when the drive had a headcrash. The only solution the company allowed was for us to buy another copy of the $500 software.

- There was another piece of software which came on a special "key disk". You could back up the key disk all you wanted, but the backups would not execute. But then the key disk developed sector errors (which I found out later were caused by the process of making a key disk). By then the company was no longer making the product, so I could not get another key disk.

 
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And I am asking Congress to outlaw all copy protection schemes.

Good luck. You'll need better reason than a lost key, but of course individuals are able to change the constitution these days, so there's no telling what you can do.

Anyways, I agree to some extent, but there needs to be some kind of protection. M$, and other companies use a good scheme of simply using a product registration key, which doesn't really protect much...I guess they realize that someway or another it's going to happen, so theres no use in investing in schemes such as securom or safedisc.

 
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I have a duplicating machine capable of copying any CD big by bit.

And I am asking Congress to outlaw all copy protection schemes. They cause all kinds of other trouble, and prevent legitimate backups.

so would I if copy protection were hurting my business.
The only reasons to have a machine like that are
1) you're actually producing something in which case you don't mind copy protection systems because they don't hurt your business and may in fact help it
2) your business model relies on you being able to copy things made by others without their permission (because if you had such permission you'd likely also have a master that doesn't include protection).

Companies that make use of copy protection almost universally have systems in place to replace faulty disks.
The only reason to complain about people locking their doors is if you want to get into their house without their permission and the only reason to get into someone's house without their permission is to harm them.

 
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Also, he said his "machine" copied bit by bit....There's no such thing as a 1:1 copy. Furthermore, wouldn't such as machine counterproductive in it's cost?

 
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depends on the speed. A commercial CD reproduction machine can churn out hundreds or thousands of disks an hour (depending on type), if you have enough customers (or large enough production runs) you can run it profitably quite easily.

 
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yes Christian, you can set a file to inhibit copying but that will deter only the casual copier.

If I create an application that reads in the file and then writes out the data to another file I have effectively a copy yet I never issued a copy command to the operating system.

Hey hey there. Well I need a basic solution. You mention one that will deter only the casual copier. Could you giveme some more info, I'm not trying to protect CD file copying from a tech hobbyst or specialista, just a from a casual copier. Will be very apreciated, thanks.

 
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i want to make copy potected cd, which contain software. the user can run the software but can not made duplicate of the cd or copy of cd. is there possible or not?

 
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have you even read the 5 year old discussion above?

 
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can i get a software by which i can make copy protected cd

rajgopal

 
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