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Old 05-14-2010, 04:21 AM
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Default Encryption for FPP projects

In the past the issue of encryption and security for FPP projects has been brought up many times, as this short little list can confirm:

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http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...53&postcount=1
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...31&postcount=2
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...76&postcount=7
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...12&postcount=3
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...94&postcount=1
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...87&postcount=3
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...96&postcount=6
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...75&postcount=6
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...78&postcount=8
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...48&postcount=2
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...54&postcount=6
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...56&postcount=7
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...58&postcount=9
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...41&postcount=9
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...07&postcount=1
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...14&postcount=7
http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/show...52&postcount=4
Now the problem has a solution, that is both effective, easy to use and flexible.

- xml encryption
- panorama image encryption
- time limit can be applied to tours
- domain locking of tours, preventing tours to be stolen and displayed form other domains.
- hard coded custom context menu for all clients, with possibility to add extra context menu entries.

Pano Cocoon is the solution, and it's not going to be a banana fly that is pulled off the market after a short time, leaving people who have purchased it, in limbo and without support or improvements.

Download the free version to find out first hand how it works:

http://www.flashificator.com/forums/...hp?f=17&t=2289

The free version is the same as the full commercial version, apart from every project made with it, having only a life span of 2 hours, and it also requires the computer using it, to be connected to the internet.

You can also use the latest version of it for securing content that is delivered on CD's, DVD's and USB flash sticks.

Coming up: Stand Alone Projector for Flashificator, in which an encrypted project can be displayed. So not only can you deliver encrypted projects, but also in stand alone projectors. That is only going to be available to Flashificator users.

Life can be good... and better when well protected. Good for you and your clients.
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You can also use the latest version of it for securing content that is delivered on CD's, DVD's and USB flash sticks.
Hi Tuddi,
Does this software prevent the CD/DVD/USB Flash drive from being copied?

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No, it does not prevent copying. I have investigated that aspect as much as I could, and it looks as if such a protection is only found within big companies. I didn't come across anything useful for small businesses as the one's we are running...

My last hope for finding a solution that may prevent copying of removable media, is through an Indian company... but as of now, I do not know if they will be able to offer a solution that could again be distributed with Pano Cocoon, or how their terms are for anything. From my viewpoint, it doesn't look promising to find a solution for it.

But if you need protection against a single dvd/cd/usb tour being copied ... let's assume it's a project you have finished, show the client, and then the client get's a "good idea" and copies the disk... that can be prevented from working, by applying a time limit on the tour you place on the removable media.

I would do it this way:

Run it through Cocoon, automatically the xml file will be encrypted.
Encrypt the panorama images as well to prevent theft
Put a time limit... say... one week, which should be enough time for the client to have a look at the tour.
If the disk is copied and reproduced, it will only have the original one week of lifetime. If the disk is copied on the 6th day, it would stop working one day later. If it is copied after the time limit has expired, it will not work at all. There is no way for the time limit to be messed with, since everything is protected behind heavy encryption.

So in such a case you can protect against a distribution of the tour.... You could also provide your client with a domain locked disk, where he will need to upload the project to his own domain in order to see the tour, which would be a perfect way to provide a safe delivery.

But if you are offering DVD's or CD's to hotels, museums or other businesses, where you want to make sure they are not having the media replicated and cheat you on the copyright, then there is no salvation for that on this end. Not yet in any case.

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Hi Trausti,
The CD/DVD protection would be a great asset. Can you keep me posted if something comes up ? Thanks.

And is there a version for hand coded projects yet ?
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protecting CDs and DVDs (U can even choose which method to use) together with other removable media is standard service, which offer any CD press company.
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protecting CDs and DVDs (U can even choose which method to use) together with other removable media is standard service, which offer any CD press company.
Thanks Igor for the info, I never thought of asking them...
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Hi Trausti,
The CD/DVD protection would be a great asset. Can you keep me posted if something comes up ? Thanks.

And is there a version for hand coded projects yet ?
Pano Cocoon works for both hand coded and Flashificated projects. Grab a trial version to test your projects with.

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protecting CDs and DVDs (U can even choose which method to use) together with other removable media is standard service, which offer any CD press company.
Yes, I am aware of that, but haven't found anything that could give any indication of where to find any place to start doing such a thing for the kind of things we work with. Action Script 3, AIR, Flash, FLEX... that's our current framework. If anyone comes across some place offering programming info for CD/DVD anti copy protection, you know that you are welcome to link me to such info. The internet is big, and just because I haven't found the info, is more likely due to me not having searched the right places.

If one has a production run on project CD's or DVD's, one can of course have those protected by the producer. But if we run small quantities from our own machines... even down to a single CD/DVD we want to be safe... then there is nothing I have found which could help for that.

heck... maybe the CD/DVD authoring programs (buring software) has such options? I never bothered checking for that. I will laugh myself to death if that turns out to be a normal thing.
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