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Jun 26, 2007 12:49 |  #1

I have a question for those of you who provide your clients with DVD slideshow (showpro)....

Does anyone know of a way to prevent a customer from ripping a copy of your slideshow and giving it to their family and friends? Or is it more trouble then what is worth?


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Jun 26, 2007 13:31 |  #2
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Its more trouble than its worth TBH, if M$ and other software giants cant stop people pirating their disks how much chance do you think you stand ? My philosophy is to make the disks attarctive and good value for money (we Lightscribe them and put them in a nice photo case) so that if people want extra ones they are more likely to buy them than to copy them. We include a slideshow as part of our standard package but if we charged for it we would charge a decent fee for the first disk (for our time and pictures to make it) and then a nominal cost for extra disks to cover materials, time, P&P etc. End of the day I would rather people saw the product as I sent it out as thats a good advertisement for our business wheras a copied disk with scribble on it dilutes that somewhat.


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Jun 26, 2007 18:58 |  #3

Banbert summed it...

Even Sony Playstation tried to use their clever disks, and people just built a hotwire chip to make it useless.

It is like reprints, don't price yourself HOPING to get them. I did an engagement shoot for a couple who wanted to have one framed for people to sign as their guest book. They bought 4 4x6" prints. When i went to their wedding to shoot, I saw this massive 10x15" print that I took, but didn't print! Go figure.

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Jun 27, 2007 04:09 |  #4

You can't prevent people copying your videos, DVDs, or images. If I can see something, I can copy it. People also think if they paid for a 6x4" print they own the image and can do whatever they want. Stamping your copyright on the back can sometimes help, sometimes not.


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Jun 27, 2007 09:12 |  #5

I kind'a figured I couldn't stop them... oh well I guess this is carma for all the coping i did earlier in my life.... ouch....

Thaks Tim, I do backprint all my work so at least clients shouldn't be able to take an image to a store to make an enlargements. I know they will at home but that's cool...


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Jun 27, 2007 16:44 |  #6

Just charge enough for it so you at least get a good chunk of money for it.


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