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Protecting A CD from Getting Duplicated Illegally

Data safety, or copy limitation and prohibition, is known as Copy Protection. It hinders any unwelcomed general imitation, duplication and delivery of various kinds of media and files. This is used by a large number of publishing, cinema, recording and software businesses to prevent unauthorized duplication and avoid software piracy. Copyright is used to protect the file and allows the author to properly recommend his work.  What seemed to be a convenient CD duplication for family members, close friends or co-workers may in total be an infringement of the content’s copyright laws. Copy protection seems very impractical to customers since they just aim to produce CD copies for themselves. However, a lot of people stress that copyrighted materials carry the tendency to damage media readers and players. Some also believe that copyrighting is a marketing strategy or money making exploits to increase business profits.

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Setting aside business ethics and copyright infringements, it is not a bad thing to want to preserve your own private files or information. It is not entirely an issue of monetary profits and gains; it is mainly about getting the protection you need in for those important, restricted files stored on the disc and giving the proper recognition for the efforts. Media safety has many specialized approaches that can probably help you steer out of unsolicited CD duplication. However, they may not be fully protected and may only assure a little security against many cyber-criminals and crackers who are consistently working their magical way of stealing or copying data.

CSS security engineering is one form of media safety. This program gives every disc reader a set of data to decode the information stored on a disc. Because of the encrypted disc restrictions, only legitimate CD players can read the data therefore making CD duplication almost impossible. But then again, this CSS is not readily available because it is very expensive.

Macrovision is also another form of media safety. Unfortunately, this copy security process is discomforting because it is oftentimes not compatible with a number of video playback components. It affects the quality of the disc data.

If your discs are skillfully pressed, undesired CD duplication may be avoided. Yet again, this will cause you a lot of money because you have to pay licensing costs for only a minimal number of items to be pressed.

Watermarking technique is the most affordable and most convenient form of media safety. It can easily be done by the user himself or through the use of particular software. Whenever the original CD is duplicated, appropriate credit for your masterpiece will be guaranteed. If watermarking is not for you, then there are numerous programs available online. You can buy or download a software that will do copy security for you. Those programs may vary from including voluntary sector glitches while CD burning to hamper an unwanted third party replication, to using more than a few security guides that go together with an extremely complicated method that is securely hidden and crack-proof.

Password is still the simplest approach to protect your disc’s data. If all else fails, rely on trust. Hope that people would not violate your rights and use your resources and duplicate your CD without permission. The best advice is to not make your disc easily accessible and available if the data stored are highly confidential.

Brandon is a tech geek who loves to work with the latest in technology and own cool gadgets. Recently he came across some great information about the difference between CD Duplication and CD Replication

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  1. bonooobong

    May 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Who uses compact discs nowadays? I mean, I recognize the importance of copyright protection but I couldn’t picture myself that some copyrighted content might be stored on any compact discs with a capacity of 650/700 MB…

  2. Magdalene

    November 18, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Password protection is probably your best bet for keeping your disk safe. Though I’m glad that you have brought up and explained some of the other options that are out there.

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