How to Copy-protect a CD

Budget $30 - $100 USD
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I want a technical article or software that tells me how to make a un-copiable cd.

My only need is that the serial number of the volume cannot be duplicated, it does not matters if they copy the contents.

I tried TZ-Copy protection, MateusZ, CCD-Lock (did not work with my QSI cd-r drive, the protect button is disabled) and other free cd protections. But CloneCD can copy everything I try.

I will protect a software with the following protection schema:

1: The software will consist of 2 CD's
2: I will write the CD # 2 and get the Volume Serial number from it.
3: I will hardcode that serial number in my app, and when the software runs, it will check if the cd with that serial number is on any CD-Rom drive. If not it wont run.

So, the most important thing is the serial number.
I want that the CD cannot be copied with the most popular CD copiers:
-Clone CD
-Easy CD creator
-Nero
-Blind Write
-Alcohol

If you have other idea on how to protect software that is user friendly ( I dont want to bother users with serial numbers, activations, etc.) Tell me, I'm open to suggestions.

a plus will be the VB6 code that does the checking and that is easy to integrate with any app.

## Deliverables

Document and/or program that help me creating a copy protected cd.


## Platform

windows, VB6, cd protection

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