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Copyright cd...


can anyone tell me what sort of software i should use to copyright or protect a cd...i want others to avoid duplication of my work...

i have nero 8 & was just wondering if this could be used to copyright CD.i would like my images,files,movies,clips,games...etc etc to be avoided by piracy...

any suggestions on what software i may use...that would be reliable & avoid duplication on other burners...
I have a Pentium D with 512 RAM & 3.2 ghz fast complication of cds should not be a problem....

Kind regards......

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Copyrighting is not a software option

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You need to apply for the copyright through the federal government.
You also need to see what license the software you have is listed under.
If it is an Open Source license, you must provide a copy of that license on the CD or you yourself will be infringing on the rights of others. You need to research to see if there are any similarities such to the pint that you yourself can be brought suit against for copyright infringement.

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No such thing

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No such thing exists, nor will it ever likely exist. If someone can see it, hear it, or use it, it can be pirated, end of story. Take a lesson from all the big name companies that have invested millions upon millions of dollars into DRM software only to have it cracked in a very short period of time. The whole process is just a giant sinkhole for time, effort, and money that will NEVER achieve the kinds of returns people want.

Don't waste your time even trying. Piracy in some form or another is a fundamental reality to a capitalist economic system. Accept that you will never be able to prevent it entirely, that the most you can hope for is to limit it, and move on.

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A lesson on the GPL and other Open Source licenses

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If you use the software, you need to also have a copy of the license in your programs and the source code available. Not complying with this license is breaking the law and stealing the ideas of others who are willing to share. Piracy of the Open Source movement is something Microsoft and others do.

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Copyright is automatic ...

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if it can be readily proven that it is your "original art" although it is less time consuming to protect if the steps of submitting application are followed.

I am betting though that you are really meaning copy protection as you refer to a CD.

None of the present systms for copy protection are foolproof (but then nothing else is fool proof either) but most do offer some degree of control.

A google search offers several solutions so all I will suggest it that you look them over and give those in your price range a try.

This link alone offers several to choose from:

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These links are provided to assist you, should you use these links you do so at your own risk. I am not an Attorney in the practise of "Law".

Copyright law:

Copyright software (note, nothing shows up here.):

DG 5/18/2008 3:14PM EST

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