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Can't copy text from a pdf file

I am using foxit PDF reader to view my text book. I would like to copy the text from the pdf file into a word document but it won't let me. I can select the text fine but the option to copy text is ...
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Torrents: Can I protect my software by sending wrong bytes?

It's a topic that interests everyone. How can I protect my software against stealing, hacking, reverse engineering? I was thinking: Do my best to protect the program for reverse engineering. Then ...
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2answers
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Consequences of Windows Genuine Advantage Warning?

On my desktop at home, the only reason I boot Windows is Team Fortress 2. Lately Windows Genuine Advantage has been telling me that my Windows is illegitimate. I get a black screen with a notification ...
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How to prevent my client from hacking into the demo computer I provide him?

I need to provide a customer of the company I work at, a laptop computer with a demo software that will run on it. The software is for display only and doesn't require any user interaction via ...
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How can you create CDs with media that cannot be copied? [closed]

There are quite a few tutorials available on CDs/DVDs these days. When I try to copy the content on my hard disk, I just can't copy it. The CDs work correctly if I try to use AutoPlay option from the ...
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4answers
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Windows 7 doesn't start after installing a game with StarForce protection

I installed a game, which uses the StarForce protection under Windows 7 (64-bit). After game installation, StarForce displayed a message, asking for a reboot. Since the reboot, Windows 7 doesn't ...
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1answer
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Reproducing limited DVD copy protection

For those with experience in the file systems and intricacies of video DVDs I apologize for any ignorance on my part. I just encountered something that got me to thinking, as was hoping someone my be ...
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2answers
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Copy protect music

I would like to use a PC as a rent-able karaoke machine. Given the files will be stored as mp3s, how would I copy protect them? I was thinking of encrypting them and getting a plugin for a music ...
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0answers
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How can I copy protect my CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Make a Copy Protected CD I want to copy protect my CD so that nothing can be copied from it. How do I do this?
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DVD: Copy-protection fail

I'm trying to play a DVD in Media Player Classic, when I get the error DVD: Copy-protection fail. What can I do to play my DVD? Preferably in MPC. I'm running Windows 7. It works in Windows Media ...
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2answers
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Burning CD's - is it possible to make the CD not rippable by a user

Here's the scenario: I have some friends that I'd like to share music with via burning a CD for them. However, I respect the legal laws of the music industry and I do not want them to be able to rip ...
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3answers
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How to access data from a Windows 7 hard drive (the OS is corrupted and needs to be re-installed)

I am not entirely sure how but my Windows 7 is not starting properly and after running the automatic repair program multiple times and still not fixing I gave up. (I am using a Laptop) My option now ...
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3answers
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What are some DVD Unprotecting software?

Can you please list off what are some DVD unprotecting applications that are available to download. I use Need4Video DVD Ripper to rip my DVDs. However, it will only rip unprotected DVDs. I will ...
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1answer
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How does DVD anti-piracy work?

I know this is a "general" question. I was wondering how 'console' anti-piracy works. Which CD/DVD sectors are written? Why a normal DVD burner can't write it? Just curious...
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3answers
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How can I create my own copy-protected DVDs?

I'm giving out a collection of PDFs to some people on DVD, so I'd like to burn them so that they can't make copies (or at least not too easily). Are there any applications or guides that will help me ...
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2answers
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How to burn DVD/Blu-Ray disk with copy protection

I've created video studying material for my students and would like to know if it's possible to burn my disks with basic copy protection. I realize that it will be possible to copy them anyway if one ...
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0answers
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Making a file accessible only when on a specific computer

We have a system that we would like to protect against xcopy onto another machine. The system consists of MFC app, some .NET components and lots of configuration files. If we were able to make a ...
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2answers
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How to disable copy in shared folder

I am trying to make folder that everyone can view and can't copy,modify. For all answers.I thinking about specially ms office files. I tried following methods Software - copy protect - anti ...
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5answers
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How does copy protection work?

Many programs refuse to go beyond a trial period. Even if they are trashed and then reinstalled, they 'remember' that the trial period has expired. Assuming no contact with a licensing server, what is ...
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3answers
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Protecting files from being shared

I'm making video files for my students sharing these files with them via dropbox. What I want to do is, to prevent illegal copy of these files. In other words my service is paid, and currently one ...
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1answer
287 views

Can't copy text from online encrypted document [duplicate]

I can't Print the page or copy the text because it is for some reason encrypted downloading is not an option! If I copy the following: She is unapproachable I get this when pasted in any ...
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1answer
108 views

How do I put a copyrighted background in a PowerPoint presentation?

I want all the slides to have the same background Also, the slides should be editable, but the background should be neither editable nor copyable Is that possible in Microsoft PowerPoint? If not, ...
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1answer
510 views

How do I protect/lock a form in Word 2007/2010 without losing spellcheck?

Locking a form in Word 2007 and 2010 loses a lot of important features, most notably spellcheck. How do I lock a form so users can only edit the Content Controls, without sacrificing any other ...
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2answers
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How to create an image of DVD which is protected?

In a days I rented two multimedia DVDs from our local DVD Rental Shop. I wanted to copy them so that I could watch that film later, but to my big surprise I could not create an image of those DVDs nor ...
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2answers
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How to backup a game DVD on hard disk in ISO format?

I need to make a backup for a game that I own on DVD (Imperivm 3), making an ISO from it on my hard disk. I already made a backup of another game using CDBurnerXP and it worked fine. However, when I ...
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4answers
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Can't make an iso of burned DVD-R

I've got problem while trying to open burned DVD-R, I even can't to make an iso image of it within dd - after making iso image, I've tried to mount them: mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt -o ...
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2answers
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How do I add bookmarks to a watermarked secured PDF eBook?

I have purchased a few PDF eBooks (RPG rulebooks) and they come with a set of bookmarks, but with such "technical" books, I would really like to be able to add new bookmarks for easy reference. ...
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1answer
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“Digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card” Issue

I just got this error message when trying to play the " Pirates of the Caribbean" DVD on my workstation. Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy ...
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1answer
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Where to find a usb dongle with both copy protection and storage?

We are currently protecting our software with a USB dongle, but we would like also to store the application itself on it. I'm sure something like this exists, but we haven't be able to find it.
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3answers
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Shared Folder Read-only, but Anti-copy

I'm finding a way to prevent a shared folder from being copied by LAN users. Is there a way for Windows XP ? If there is any good software out for the purpose, please suggest me.
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1answer
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How to convert Word document to PDF with copy protection

I need to convert a Word document to PDF file so that user would not be able to copy any text or anything from it (pdf file). How can I do that? Thank you.
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1answer
208 views

Burn a read only dvd?

I want to burn a dvd with images (JPG,PNG,BMP etc) or Video (mpg,mp4 etc.) but I want that dvd must not be copied into PC Hard Disk but run on CD/DVD players and pc.Does anybody knows any kind of ...
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2answers
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Make images copy protected? [duplicate]

I would like to know that how can we make images/videos/files burnt onto CD/DVD copy protected ? I want that another users should not be able to copy my pictures.
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1answer
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Windows 7 can't repair itself after motherboard replacement

I know it is wrong place to ask but problem is really annoying. My laptop got broke, so laptop vendor replaced motherboard and now Windows 7 failed to start. I know that Microsoft finally over ...
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0answers
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Copy-protecting files on an HDD [duplicate]

I have an HDD, with files that I don't want to be "stolen". The HDD is used by my employees. They need the files (pdf-s, some portable program and html files) for their work, but I don't want them ...
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0answers
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How to clone a disk with laserlock protection?

I have a CD with laserlock protection. The disk is old and I want to make a backup. I use the disk for running a software, the disk needs to be inserted every time I launch the app. How can I clone ...
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0answers
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How to prevent file copy, restricted by file size?

I am the administrator of about 800 PC under Windows XP/7 with Active Directory. To limit the exchange of Divx, I'm looking for a software which prevents the copy of all file of more than 400 MB. ...
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Cannot copy files from a read-only data DVD

I have a data DVD that contains several little programs, videos and a bunch of presentations. When I try copying something from this disc, I get an error message that looks like this: I don't ...
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1answer
489 views

Is the DRM protection for PDF's just the password?

I wonder if I can open a DRM protected PDF file with an open-source utility. Is it enough to type the password when requested (command line parameter)?
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1answer
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Disabling right click for a folder in a DVD, not allowing copy & paste functions

I have prepared a video DVD (DVD-5) and will be giving it to some of my friends. However, I wish to disable the right click option for the VIDEO_TS folder, so no one can copy the folder or the files ...
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2answers
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How to protect a folder from being copied to USB, DVD, Internet, etc? [duplicate]

Sort of FBI stuff, but how can I encrypt and prevent users from the ability to copy/move files in a directory to outside the computer? I mean, the program they use reads/saves data into this ...
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9answers
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Burn the CD or DVD for one time use

I want to burn the CD or DVD for one-time use, that is - CD or DVD copy protection, like CD to CD or CD to hard disc copy protection. The CD has a setup. After setup process is finished the setup ...
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1answer
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Should I remove ProtectDisc Driver?

I have found ProtectDisc Driver, Version 11 on list of installed programs. Is it unwanted software which tries to controls anything on my computer? Should I uninstall it?