Compact Disc and DVD copy protection
CD/DVD copy protection is a blanket term for various methods of copy protection for CDs and DVDs. Such methods include DRM, CD-checks, Dummy Files, illegal tables of contents, over-sizing or over-bur...
Advanced Access Content System
The Advanced Access Content System (AACS) is a standard for content distribution and digital rights management, intended to restrict access to and copying of the post-DVD generation of optical discs. ...
Extended Copy Protection
Extended Copy Protection (XCP) is a software package developed by the British company First 4 Internet (which on 20 November 2006, changed its name to Fortium Technologies Ltd) and sold as a copy prot...
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Content Protection for Recordable Media
Content Protection for Recordable Media and Pre-Recorded Media (CPRM/CPPM) is a mechanism for controlling the copying, moving and deletion of digital media on a host device, such as a personal compute...
Libdvdcss
libdvdcss (or libdvdcss2 in some repositories) is a free and open source software library for accessing and unscrambling DVDs encrypted with the Content Scramble System (CSS). libdvdcss is part of th...
Analog Protection System
The Analog Protection System (APS), also known as Copyguard, is a DVD copy prevention system originally developed by Macrovision. Video tapes copied from DVDs encoded with APS become garbled and unwat...
Cactus Data Shield
Cactus Data Shield (CDS) is a form of CD/DVD copy protection for audio compact discs developed by Israeli company Midbar Technologies now owned by Macrovision. It has been used extensively by EMI and ...
Direct Stream Digital
Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) is the trademark name used by Sony and Philips for their system of digitally recreating audible signals for the Super Audio CD (SACD). Practical DSD conversion was develope...
Copyright protection
The term copyright protection may refer to two things:
LaserLock
LaserLock is a CD-ROM copy restriction technique. It works by including a hidden directory on the CD which contains corrupted data. When the disk is copied, the read device encounters errors due to th...
Super Audio CD
Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical disc for audio storage, introduced in 1999. It was developed jointly by Sony and Philips Electronics, and intended to be the successor to their Compact dis...
MediaMax CD-3
MediaMax CD-3 is a software package created by SunnComm and was sold as a form of copy protection for compact discs. It was used by the record label RCA Records/BMG, and targets both Microsoft Window...
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Video Content Protection System
The Video Content Protection System (VCPS) is a standard for digital rights management, intended to enforce protection or DVD+R/+RW content and related media.It was designed to protect video recording...
Libcrypt
Libcrypt is a copy protection mechanism developed by Sony for use in their PlayStation systems. The protection consists of a two-stage verification algorithm: the first stage attempts to validate the ...
Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel
Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel also called (Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP and Microsoft Virtual CD Control Tool) is a virtual drive for Microsoft Windows that allows an ISO image...
Lenslok
Lenslok is a copy protection mechanism found in some computer games and other software on the 8-bit Atari computers, Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Sinclair QL, MSX and Amstrad CPC. The most famo...
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Black Book (Non-Standard Disc Format)
Black Book is an unofficial designation of optical disc (OD) formats that defy official standards for CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs. Most formats considered Black Book are formats used for video g...
Black Book (Non-Standard Disc Format) - Wikipedia
FlexNet Publisher
FlexNet Publisher (formerly known as FLEXlm) is a software license manager from Flexera Software which implements license management and is intended to be used in corporate environments to provide flo...
AACS LA
AACS LA (Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator) is the body that develops and licenses the AACS copy-protection system used on the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc high-definition optical disc...
ARccOS Protection
ARccOS (Advanced Regional Copy Control Operating Solution) is a copy-protection system made by Sony that is used on some DVDs. Designed as an additional layer to be used in conjunction with Content Sc...
StarForce
StarForce Technologies is a Russian software developer with headquarters in Moscow.The main activities: information security, protection against unauthorized copying, modification and analysis (decomp...
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Partition-Saving
Partition-Saving is a disk cloning utility for Linux, Windows and DOS environments. Partition-Saving can save partitions in many formats to a disk image.It is also often referenced as Savepart (its or...
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Media Key Block
The Media Key Block (MKB) is one of the keys included inside the copying protection system (DRM) AACS. This system is used to protect Blu-ray and HD DVD formats from being copied. The system was devel...
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Disc wobble
Disc wobble, also called wobble groove, is a technology developed by Royal Philips Electronics NV. This technology together with digital watermarking could ensure that only authentic discs would be pl...
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AACS encryption key controversy
A controversy surrounding the AACS cryptographic key arose in April 2007 when the Motion Picture Association of America and the Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator, LLC (AACS LA) be...
AACS encryption key controversy - Wikipedia
Disk image
Disk images, in computing, are computer files containing the contents and structure of a disk volume or an entire data storage device, such as a hard drive, tape drive, floppy disk, optical disc or US...
DVD Copy Control Association
The DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) is an organization primarily responsible for the copy protection of DVDs. The Content Scramble System (CSS) was devised for this purpose to make copyright in...
Tagès
Tagès is a software copy protection system, jointly developed, at first, by MPO and the Thales Group (formerly known as Thomson-CSF) starting in 1999. Its method of protection has since been described...
SafeDisc
SafeDisc is a copy protection program for Microsoft Windows applications and games that are distributed on optical disc. Created by Macrovision Corporation, it aims to hinder unauthorized disc duplica...
Alcohol 120%
Alcohol 120% is an optical disc authoring program and disk image emulator created by Alcohol Soft.Alcohol 120% can also mount disc images, with support for their proprietary Media Descriptor Image (.m...
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List of copy protection schemes
This is a list of notable copy protection schemes for various medias.
Dongle Hardware key containing electronic serial number required to run the software; relatively expensive and has no recover...