View Full Version : DVD copyright protection? is there any?

Steve Bleasdale
October 21st, 2016, 03:32 PM
After just being duped by a big company i now need some serious software whatever it costs to stop people copying my dvd work. Any info appreciated. I did a great job for a city council who paid me well however as it was a major festival there was lots of parties involved with the sponsorship, so the council asked me that in the price was their full permission to do as they please with the dvd discs, little did i know they are selling the dvds to a local theater company who had dancers their at the show who are now ordering by the 100s from the council which make me angry even though i admit they paid me well. Any thoughts

Mark Williams
October 21st, 2016, 03:43 PM
Old thread but still relevant

There are so many DVD ripping programs out there it just isn't worth it to try to protect your work. I think you will be wasting your time trying to prevent it.

Noa Put
October 22nd, 2016, 01:05 AM
I recall a thread on this site where was suggested to make a scratch onto a non written part of a dvd which would still make it readable but not possible to copy anymore. Couldn't find it back but found this one:

Noa Put
October 22nd, 2016, 01:09 AM
the council asked me that in the price was their full permission to do as they please with the dvd discs

Was it in a contract they could do as they pls with the dvd discs? I don't think you have the right then to prevent them from copying.

Boyd Ostroff
October 22nd, 2016, 05:17 AM
That was my first thought as well, that you should be looking for contractual/legal protection instead of copy protection. You could simply include a paragraph that described the limitations of what the client is allowed to do with the video. But you gave them "full permission to do as they please" and that's exactly what they did.

That being said, I assumed your quest for copy protection was something you wanted as part of a new approach to future projects. I don't see where it would have helped in the previous scenario, since the client couldn't "do as they please" with a copy protected disk. :)

Steve Bleasdale
October 24th, 2016, 01:42 PM
Yes my bad it was really for future purposes that i ask. Slipped up a little giving them full rights to do as the please so i will add in my contract for this type of work in regard to DVD copying n ext time, cheers guys.