One of the world's leading security systems for protecting CD-ROMs against pirate copying. Our CD copy-protection is used on millions of CDs each year, making us market leaders in prestige business applications.
CD-Cops copy-protection recognizes an original CD-ROM and rejects copies: those produced on a CD‑R writer, as well as those produced by "professional pirates" on glass masters. The protection doesn't require special CD-ROMs and any CD factory can produce protected discs.
CD-Cops is a shell protection which is added to the software's main executable. This is the only change necessary. Your usual production procedure remains the same. The protection measures minute differences to establish the CD-ROM’s fingerprint, which ensures that copies are rejected.
High security level. Generic hacks are not available on the internet, and no known CD‑R copy programs or emulators can break our CD copy-protection. Normal CD production and verification. Philips Yellow book format strictly adhered to. Apply copy-protection and test the final app in-house. Supports all Windows versions (XP - Windows 11) on both 32 and 64 bit. Protects both program files and most data formats. Built-in online support and update facility. Deals with most issues automatically. For enhanced security, "Game-API" option utilizes special coding deep inside your program. Network version available. Supports most servers.
Click here to see how to apply the protection. The procedure is identical to our DVD-Cops protection.
CD-Cops was invented and released in 1996 and immediately got a lot of interest from newspapers and radio/television. Well-known companies such as Egmont, DeAgostini and Oxford University Press began using it. CD-Cops was selected for distribution by the leading Chinese security distributor Goldensoft after an extensive test conducted by China's national testlab.
The original principles behind CD-Cops have stood the test of time, while most other protection technologies have failed long ago. It is still one of our most sold products.
Please see some of our major customers in our reference section, most of these use or have used CD‑Cops in volume.
Link Data Security has developed copy‑protection and security solutions for more than 30 years. We support Windows, Mac and Linux on almost any electronic media. Our copy-protection is an investment, not a cost.