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New way to protect copyright

New way to protect copyright

The American company Smarte Solutions is trying another way to protect copyright. The CD is not protected against copying, but the playback of the medium is controlled accordingly.

With your new Technology 'SmarteCD', which is known from shareware software, wants to control the starting of media by Smarte Solutions. The “SmartCD” licensee can specify how the protective mechanism should behave. In games, for example, it could be set that not all backgrounds are visible if it is a copy. Or the time of use is restricted, whereupon a message window appears every time the time frame is exceeded, asking you to purchase the original. Or the software cannot be started at all after the deadline. Users who bought the original should not notice anything about this protective mechanism when using the original. It only takes effect on a copy.