Is there anyway to make it so design files cannot be copied more than a few times?

by on October 1, 2010

Q: Machine embroidery designs have to be copied to a USB or whatever medium the embroidery machine uses, is there any way of preventing the files from being copied more than say, twice?


One Response to “Is there anyway to make it so design files cannot be copied more than a few times?”
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    There isn’t, and as far as a computer is concerned reading is the same as copying so there isn’t a good way to even begin to implement this kind of thing. They could always make a copy of your copy before even plugging it into the machine.

    It’s very difficult to have “some” access to a file. All or nothing is very easy to do, however once someone has a file they can do anything they want with it.

    The best protection with proprietary data is a legal one, so consult your lawyer on how to best protect your business interests.