DVD Copy Protection Programs

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DVD Copy Protection Programs
You can use software to help protect your DVD from being copied. (a dvd-r disc image by wayne ruston from Fotolia.com)

If you create a DVD that you don’t want other people to copy and redistribute, you can use copy protection programs. While this does not completely ensure that people with the right software and burning tools can’t find a way around this protection, it will make reproducing your DVD more difficult for the average user. Most of these programs work alongside your DVD recording software and require you to pay a fee to purchase a full licensed copy.

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PTProtect DVD Anti-Rip Copy Protection

This software offers protection for the data burnt onto a DVD by encapsulating it within a security feature. Though it does not change any of the original data on the DVD, it protects the information against most normal DVD copy software. You must create an .ISO image of the DVD information and run this through the PTProtect software. You can then burn the .ISO image to your DVD normally, using your regular DVD burning software. You can download a free trial that allows you to copy protect three DVDs before you choose to purchase the full version.

WTM CD Protect

This program helps to protect data on your DVD by hiding the files through file encryption techniques. The software works to encrypt not only DVDs from being copied, but also music CDs, CD ROMs and USB flash drive data. The software works outside of your DVD burning software to encrypt your data before you burn it to your DVD. You can download a free trial version before you choose to purchase the full software.

CopyDisc Protect

This service is purchased on a pay-per-burn method. You purchase a USB memory stick from the website that has a predetermined number of burns in quantities of 100, 500 or 5,000. You use the software to encapsulate certain areas of a DVD that are not normally used by a DVD player to play the media or view the data. You apply this encapsulation to the DVD’s .ISO file before you burn it with your DVD software.

TrusCont DVD-R Copy Protection

This system is a combination of using the software toolkit and the TrusCont Enhanced DVD-R disks. The discs are available for purchase worldwide. The toolkit works alongside the popular Nero Burning ROM software and supports many brands of DVD recording drives. However, the content on the disc can only be used in a computer where the original data is also kept on a local hard drive.

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