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Questions tagged [copy-protection]

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What is this awful, highly invasive, DVD DRM scheme that prevents reading the filesystem? [closed]

I recently got a 3 DVD set from my library of a PBS documentary. When I tried to play it in Linux Mint, however, I was completely unable to access the disk. It appeared to the kernel, it seems, like ...
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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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