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  1. #1
    Dexter Dar Guest

    Disable copy command / software protection


    I am trying to determine if it is possible for vb to disable the "copy command"
    on the windows explorer. This is what I am trying to do. We would be creating
    softwares/albums/online tests on CDs and we want to, as much as possible
    stop others from copying the contents of the CD. And if possible also, prevent
    others from duplicating the CD. Or if others would be successful in duplicating
    the contents or the CD itself, the copy would not work. Can anyone help
    me on this?

  2. #2
    Mark Alexander Bertenshaw Guest

    Re: Disable copy command / software protection

    Dexter -

    You could writing a shell extension (read "Visual Basic Shell Extension by J.P.
    Hamilton for details on how to do this). However, I can't believe you are
    asking this. This is a real invasion of people's computers ( assuming these
    machines don't belong to you ), and could get you into <real> trouble with
    lawsuits if you deliberately disabled perfectly reasonable functionality within
    the Windows operating system. Anyway, as with all things, if people <really>
    want to be able to do something like this, there is <nothing> that can stop
    them from doing it.

    --
    Mark Alexander Bertenshaw
    Programmer/Analyst
    PrimeResponse
    Brentford
    UK
    "Dexter Dar" <cool_rg@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:3a0be15a$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I am trying to determine if it is possible for vb to disable the "copy

    command"
    > on the windows explorer. This is what I am trying to do. We would be

    creating
    > softwares/albums/online tests on CDs and we want to, as much as possible
    > stop others from copying the contents of the CD. And if possible also,

    prevent
    > others from duplicating the CD. Or if others would be successful in

    duplicating
    > the contents or the CD itself, the copy would not work. Can anyone help
    > me on this?




  3. #3
    Mark Alexander Bertenshaw Guest

    Re: Disable copy command / software protection

    Dexter -

    You could writing a shell extension (read "Visual Basic Shell Extension by J.P.
    Hamilton for details on how to do this). However, I can't believe you are
    asking this. This is a real invasion of people's computers ( assuming these
    machines don't belong to you ), and could get you into <real> trouble with
    lawsuits if you deliberately disabled perfectly reasonable functionality within
    the Windows operating system. Anyway, as with all things, if people <really>
    want to be able to do something like this, there is <nothing> that can stop
    them from doing it.

    --
    Mark Alexander Bertenshaw
    Programmer/Analyst
    PrimeResponse
    Brentford
    UK
    "Dexter Dar" <cool_rg@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:3a0be15a$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I am trying to determine if it is possible for vb to disable the "copy

    command"
    > on the windows explorer. This is what I am trying to do. We would be

    creating
    > softwares/albums/online tests on CDs and we want to, as much as possible
    > stop others from copying the contents of the CD. And if possible also,

    prevent
    > others from duplicating the CD. Or if others would be successful in

    duplicating
    > the contents or the CD itself, the copy would not work. Can anyone help
    > me on this?




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