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Questions tagged [copy-protection]

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I need some advice as there are files that I cannot move with Windows 7 [duplicate]

It appears that I own the files and I also added them to the ‘Everyone’ group and I don’t think there are any read only attributes attached but there are some hints that I can give you in helping me ...
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Disabled Copy-Paste option

I have a software in which I cannot use Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V and also cannot right click when I run that software. Is there something that I can do to re-enable these keys/buttons on that application? ...
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How to add bad sectors on dvd video disks

I'm looking for a way to add bad sectors into a video DVD (and it can still be playable on home DVD players), or a manual way using multiple softwares or using Hex editors etc. I know a lot (not ...
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How does DVD CSS/CPPM protection actually works?

When I try to burn a DVD with ImgBurn I get a message that the disc is copy protected: Copyright protection system type: CSS/CPPM I've been trying to google on how this protection actually works, ...
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Is this an old school copy protection device?

Is this a parallel port dongle that's required to run certain old software (w/out modification)? If so, how do I determine for what software or publisher it is for, assuming it is possible to do so?
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Cannot rip audio CD where each track appears as a data track

Over the past few weeks I've converted my entire (store-bought) CD collection to .flac files, both for backup purposes as well as easier playback. Several of the CDs featured copy protection, but I ...
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Packing 2 files?

I want to basically pack an exe with a dll (that is loaded by the exe). I can use something like the 7-Zip or WinRAR SFX archive option but I don't want people to be able to look at the files and/or ...
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Cannot copy a video DVD to hard drive

I have a video DVD that I cannot copy to my hard disk. When I select all files and folders they are about 250 MB. When I check the DVD drive in "My Computer" it is about 4 GB. All the mail VOB files ...
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Is there a way to protect (“lock”) an MS Word Document such that even selection is disabled?

I'm looking for a way to completely "lock" up a Word document, so that users won't have the option of selecting the text and copying/pasting to other application. Ideally, I would like to code a VBA ...
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Running game without a physical CD drive

My copy of Age of Empires II (Microsoft, 1999) is perfectly legal, bought about 15 years ago. Recently I installed the game on my new laptop running Windows 8.1. The game still works great out-of-the-...
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Protecting Virtual machine from being copied to other hosts

I'm deploying a web application on a linux server (ubuntu) on virtual machine (In VMWare ESX 5.1 and the host machine is Windows) I need to protect the entire application and guest OS from being ...
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is there a way to prevent data in a flash drive from being copied [duplicate]

I want to give a USB flash drive to a friend but I don't want him to copy the data in USB or add anything to it is it possible so he could only read the files without the ability to do anything else?
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both pdftk and qpdf fail at protecting my documents

From pdftk man page, I should be able to protect a pdf document from content copy, printing, snapshots with: pdftk 1.pdf output 1.128.pdf owner_pw foopass But it fails, I can do any of them ! I ...
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How can I copy protect an executable file on a USB flash drive? [duplicate]

So I went through coding a python application, which I will put on a flash drive (maybe a few of them) and give it to a person, I'll probably use py2exe to convert it to an executable file as a way to ...
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How to make a PDF readonly without password [closed]

I have no Acrobat and need to make users access the PDF without using password, but prevent them from copying the PDF(the file itself and the content). I tried many online PDF LOCKER things, but it ...
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password protected exe file

I need a tool that can create password for any exe files (modify the file) and in the same time allow me to run this exe using a parameter with the correct the password so the exe run directly. For ...
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How to convert all text in PDF to image

Preamble I have been writing lectures in the institute on notebook. Others wrote them with pen and paper (Don't know how to say correctly in English, but I think it is understandable). Now we are to ...
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Sharing content with a kill switch and that is hard to copy [duplicate]

I have been getting requests to share a copy of notes which I took in class for an exam day after tomorrow, but I'm faced with the realization that if I do they will be used with malicious intent by ...
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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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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?
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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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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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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 the DVD to not be copiable onto a PC hard disk; it can only run on a CD/DVD drive.
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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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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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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 directory,...
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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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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 loop=/dev/...
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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 program/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 copy ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create an image of DVD which is protected? [closed]

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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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 ...