Hi, I have a program I made for my class at the school where I teach. It is aimed to accompany a book the school sells. I want to sell this software with the book, but I want to be able to copy protect it. This is for a cont. ed. dept so the general class age group is in their 30’s, 40’s and so on. Its for older people that are avg PC users that don’t know about clonecd or much about copying outside of adaptec which is usually bundled with their machines. I want to know if there is a way to protect a cd so that basically only an experienced user of clonecd can copy it.
I was thinking to use the sheep test file Alexnoe posted and just include it with the other files as a fake or hidden file, so it would be uncopyable by regualr means, because of all the bad sectors it contains. But my software would ideally still install and work. This however, does not prevent someone from purchasing 1 cd and lending it to others in the class.
Does anyone have any thoughts as to what I can do and if my current idea is a step in the right direction for now. I mean I would love to have a system check process so people would need to run the software off the original (its a compiled exe file in C). This would prevent burrowing a friends copy.
I appreciate any advice. Thank You.