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dvd copy protection?

Discussion in 'Video Production' started by Corydoras007, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    hello bhw,

    I will be making some video for a client and dont want the client burning copies of it for sale and for other usage. I would like to have the client to continue to pay me for copies if the client pleases.

    So to the point, does anyone know of a good copy protection program that restricts most dvd copiers from duplicating a dvd?
     
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    Repulsor Power Member

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    What are you trying to protect? Documents? Videos? Pictures? Programs?
     
  3. tresm

    tresm Newbie

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    You could add a watermark to the video?
     
  4. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    i am trying to protect videos. A watermark sounds good but to me it stains the video.
     
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    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    You could place the watermark at the lower side of the video to avoid making it look like stained. You could also make it smaller.
     
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  6. guldukhat

    guldukhat Newbie

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    Watermarking would work as determined copiers could use freeware like IMGBurn to just copy the ISO and be done with it. While not ideal, it at least is a deterrent to would-be copiers.
     
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    cacus1 Newbie

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    I dont think that there is currently any protection for DVD disks that cant be removed. I have 1000s of Movies home mostly copied from original DVD movies.

    Watermarking can be placed at the bottom, but if you want to copy the video, then you`ll just crop the bottom couple inches of it.

    Perhaps if you make a member area on your website and protect the videos with some sort of sophisticated anti-copy script. I dont know of any. Its just an idea.

    A quick Google Search returned some interesting results. Search for "protect videos from download" and you`ll see what I was talking about.
     
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  8. guldukhat

    guldukhat Newbie

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    Sentry login encrypts any webpage you want and is relatively cheap. Unless you want to do a PGP encryption for your media which is Jason Bourne overkill imho.
     
  9. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    Interesting. Its good to know options out there because it helps make more money if a client wants copies.

    Some dvds have strong encryption make it hard to copy without the right software tools. I really wanted to know how they do that.
     
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    As books have copyrights in the same way dvd has copyrights. You can protect your dvd by taking legal action. On the other hand you can add watermark for protecting it.