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Chris
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Dear and smart people.

I have bought a new computer that I want to rent out with legal music on it.
To prevent that people can copy this legal music I want to protect my laptop
so that it is impossible to copy files from the hard drive.
The problem is that the user must be prevented to copy the files but the
program that the user will use to play the music must have access to the
file.
As far as I know I can’t prevent only the user and allow the program to
access the files. But perhaps any of you have a solution that prevents the
user to copy the files.

Can anybody please help me out.

Best regards,

Chris

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Chris wrote:
> Dear and smart people.
>
> I have bought a new computer that I want to rent out with legal music
> on it. To prevent that people can copy this legal music I want to
> protect my laptop so that it is impossible to copy files from the
> hard drive.
> The problem is that the user must be prevented to copy the files but
> the program that the user will use to play the music must have access
> to the file.
> As far as I know I can't prevent only the user and allow the program
> to access the files. But perhaps any of you have a solution that
> prevents the user to copy the files.
>
> Can anybody please help me out.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Chris

Best way to copy-protect is not to give ANY access to what you want
copy-protected, schmuck.

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Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Only thing you can do is PREVENT ANY external connections. No floppy
drive access, no network connection, no wireless connection, no modem
connection, no USB connection, you get the idea. If you not worried
about analog copies of the music played then the speaker out connection
must be disabled too.

Chris wrote:

> Dear and smart people.
>
> I have bought a new computer that I want to rent out with legal music on it.
> To prevent that people can copy this legal music I want to protect my laptop
> so that it is impossible to copy files from the hard drive.
> The problem is that the user must be prevented to copy the files but the
> program that the user will use to play the music must have access to the
> file.
> As far as I know I can’t prevent only the user and allow the program to
> access the files. But perhaps any of you have a solution that prevents the
> user to copy the files.
>
> Can anybody please help me out.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Chris
>

t.cruise
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Aside from the other responses: If you are not in a financial situation where you are
forced to "rent out" your computer, it is a risk not worth taking. When you get it back
it could be in a condition to only be used for a paperweight. Forget about worrying
whether someone might copy the music files. What if they do something that causes the
corruption of every media file on your system? If there will be an internet connection,
anything can happen these days, no matter what antivirus program or firewall the system is
using. A client just got a brand new Windows SP2 system with Norton Internet Security
2005 fully enabled, and an email killed Outlook Express. But, if you must "rent out" your
computer, and your (sic) only concern is that someone might copy "legal music" files, why
not just copy the files to removable media, delete them from the system, and restore them
when you get the system back.
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"Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1F858242-3C22-4242-A455-7C823672BB2D@microsoft.com...
> Dear and smart people.
>
> I have bought a new computer that I want to rent out with legal music on it.
> To prevent that people can copy this legal music I want to protect my laptop
> so that it is impossible to copy files from the hard drive.
> The problem is that the user must be prevented to copy the files but the
> program that the user will use to play the music must have access to the
> file.
> As far as I know I can't prevent only the user and allow the program to
> access the files. But perhaps any of you have a solution that prevents the
> user to copy the files.
>
> Can anybody please help me out.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Chris
>

Dennis Marks
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Download music stores have a method of placing a code in the music file that
restricts certain actions, such as making copies that will play on another
computer. Maybe someone knows of a way to create your own security using
this method.

"Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1F858242-3C22-4242-A455-7C823672BB2D@microsoft.com...
> Dear and smart people.
>
> I have bought a new computer that I want to rent out with legal music on
> it.
> To prevent that people can copy this legal music I want to protect my
> laptop
> so that it is impossible to copy files from the hard drive.
> The problem is that the user must be prevented to copy the files but the
> program that the user will use to play the music must have access to the
> file.
> As far as I know I can't prevent only the user and allow the program to
> access the files. But perhaps any of you have a solution that prevents the
> user to copy the files.
>
> Can anybody please help me out.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Chris
>

guestfromhell
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
If you can come up with a solution, friend , the Music Industry will
make you a MIllionaire overnight...........


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Al Smith
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
> If you can come up with a solution, friend , the Music Industry will
> make you a MIllionaire overnight...........

Naw, they'd just rip off his idea and leave him a drunken bum in
the gutter.

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Chris wrote:

> Dear and smart people.
>
> I have bought a new computer that I want to rent out with legal music on it.
> To prevent that people can copy this legal music I want to protect my laptop
> so that it is impossible to copy files from the hard drive.
> The problem is that the user must be prevented to copy the files but the
> program that the user will use to play the music must have access to the
> file.
> As far as I know I can’t prevent only the user and allow the program to
> access the files. But perhaps any of you have a solution that prevents the
> user to copy the files.
>
> Can anybody please help me out.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Chris
>

In general if someone has physical control of the computer, no files are
safe.

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Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
And 2 weeks after the music was released, the "protection" would be cracked.

Al Smith wrote:

>> If you can come up with a solution, friend , the Music Industry will
>> make you a MIllionaire overnight...........
>
>
> Naw, they'd just rip off his idea and leave him a drunken bum in the
> gutter.

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Bob I wrote:
> And 2 weeks after the music was released, the "protection" would be
> cracked.

Yep, it is a waste of time, and then consumer gets to the development
costs in the price of the product!

Copy-protection is truly an anti-consumer technology!

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