Re: Is there a way to prevent files from being dragged-and-dropped from a CD?
From: Julia Briggs (julia4_me_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 16 Sep 2005 18:43:16 -0700
I am hoping if Winged or another super-brain out there can respond to
the possibility he suggests below. Thank you so much. Kindest regards,
Manually editing TOC for the file concerned to indicate a billion byte
file (references address space not physically on CD) stops many casual
copiers, though if someone is used to such methods the CD can still be
copied by the astute. This can cause other issues depending on how you
use the file.
You can call the direct address from the disk without going through the
TOC but if you call the file via the TOC an error will occur. This
also requires the data to be written to the specific address location.
To make it more difficult to duplicate the disk you can create an
inappropriate sector length that will cause copiers like Roxio and Nero
to fail, but you can induce incompatibility with non-multi-session
These methods require direct editing of the master media.