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Copying graphics from software CD-ROMs

By jardinier ·
For the purposes of my several websites, I regularly lift photos from the internet -- mostly newspapers -- by the simple procedure of "right-click -- save image as."

However I find I can not usually copy photos from reference CD-ROMs. When I right-click, either nothing happens at all, or I am given the option "copy." However when I then attempt to transfer the image, "paste" is blanked out and nothing happens.

Now I understand that software manufacturers do this to protect their copyright images.

If anyone knows a way to trick the blocking tactic, I would be extremely grateful.

However quite apart from that, would it be possible to explain to me how the software is able to block the copying process?

I know nothing at all about programming, so an explanation for the laymen would be required.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Copying graphics from sof ...

Can you right click and view the properties? Are there ANY other menu options available?
If you go to the tool bar and select EDIT do you have any different options there?

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Julian, as you are trying to copy from a copy protected CDROM you would have to first download a tool dto determine which protection is applied (or several tools for different detections) then find the proper removal code.

CD Copy p[rotection is a HUGE industry in itself, record companies will use hundred of systems in an effort to protect their material. They are up against hunreds of websites that offer all the security removal tools and codes too though.

Many are as simple as running a felt tip marker around the inner ring, but most aren't as simple.

I would take a pass on thin one myself,unless of course you want to mail it to me and I'll have a look. Then again, I still have those comedy CD's that ozmedia sent back to me that I haven't mailed to you yet.

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by Jaqui In reply to Copying graphics from sof ...

disable javascript frequently re-enables right click options.

btw, "lifting" images, even from websites, is a copyright violation, and a number of copyright holders do prosecute to the full extent allowed.

are you sure it is a good idea to do this? you could be bankrupted paying the legal costs and damages for using copyrighted works without permission.

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Lawyers are getting rich on copyright infringment suits directly related to software and the internet, and 70% of them involving graphics.

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by zlitocook In reply to Copying graphics from sof ...

I have had to copy the CD to the hard drive, this was a program not a movie, remove the read only from the security settings move the needed files and delete the copied CD from the computer. I was working for a company that bought out another and wanted the info of of the CDs. There is a ton of programs on the net for decrypting CDs and DVDs but the learning curve is big. I mean you have to do a lot of reading and trial and error to get it to work. As for a way to trick the blocking stuff using and older operating system with Nero or clone CD can do wonders. I have contracted out to three companys that needed proof that thier images were used in another companys software. One did prove it and I have not heard what has happened yet.

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