Help a charity create a copy protected CD



Hiya guys, this is my first post on here, so please be gentle :slight_smile:

I have done various searches but not found what I am looking for.
I am helping a charity find some software that will help protect the CD’s they produce. I had found a solution, but sadly it only works with PC’s and they need it to work on Mac too.

Here are the requirements, any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Be able to be used on a PC running Windows, or a Mac not running a Windows emulator, or a Mac running a Windows emulator.
Work with a Primera Bravo II CD auto-printer and CD duplicator.
Protect .PDF and .JPG files
User can not make a copy of the CD using standard CD copying software

Be able to be used on a computer running Unix (e.g., Linux, Ubuntu, etc)
User does not need 3rd party software (other than Adobe Reader or a browser) to view the CD contents
User shouldn’t be able to copy the CD contents onto the computer
Protect .HTML files

Thanks in advance.



If you can open the files with normal software, you can copy them.

As for the PDFs, there are PDF makers (including free) which can apply protection (no clip, no print) - doesn’t stop the file being copied though, but it does make it harder to reprocess and strip copyright info.

There are plenty of things which can be used to disrupt copying an entire CD, but the problem it to make that become an issue.


The software I found called “Disckeeper Blackbox” is excellent software. The only problem with it, is that its not MAC compatible and for obvious reasons a CD Duplicator wont work.