Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 08:20:00 -0500
Reply-To: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
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From: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject: Re: Securing power point presentation
I ran into the same problem back in April 2001 when I tried to develop some
online SAS video training tutorials.
No matter what you do there is software out there that will allow just
about anyone to capture it to their PCs and then freely do with it as they
And even if you can patent/trademark your presentation, it still leaves you
with the burden of proving that it is yours as well as the court/legal fees
to bring anyone to court to fight the infraction upon your hard work.
I did use Camtasia to produce my videos which would allow me to put a
watermark on my presentations which makes it easier to prove the work was
mine but that is all it would do for me.
As I said before, there is a lot of software out there that makes copying
someone else's work easy, and the cost of making your presentation
encrypted probably will exceed the cost of making/distributing your CDs.
I suppose you could distribute your CDs in ZIPPED format with a password
pretection schema but that still does not prevent someone from passing the
password on or copying your presentation themseleves.
Sorry for the bad news but should you come up with a sure fire way of
protecting your hardwork, please let me know.