Difference between Encryption and Copy Protection

What is Encryption?

Encryption is the process of encoding a message or information in such a way that only authorized parties can access it and those who are not authorized cannot.
Encryption is the the translation of data into a secret code. Encryption is the most effective way to achieve data security. To read an encrypted file, you must have access to a secret key or password that enables you to decrypt it.


What is Copy Protection?
Copy protection
, also known as content protectioncopy prevention and copy restriction, is any effort designed to prevent the reproduction of software, films, music, and other media, It is designed not to allow copying of the content so as to prevent piracy or use by any person not authorised to use it.



When do you need to use Encryption and When to use Copy Protection?

When to use Encrypted Devices / Encryption?
When you need to secure your data and prevent ALL access to the data /files/ content from unauthorised person but allow ONLY authorised persons to access it and use it as required including allowing copying , then you need to go for encrytpion.
Eg. Storing of your passwords, Backup of your data, Moving data in a secure manner using encrypted devices, Keeping your data secure so that only authorised persons who have the device and the password can access it etc.

When to use Copy Protection Solutions?
When you need to give your data to someone else but want only that one person to access the data – but not allow him to copy it – then you can use Copy Protection software solutions to achieve the same. Normally copy protection is used by content owners to share their content to their customers and want that the content should not be copied by the customers and shared. Typical example is a education company sharing its educational course on a pen drive to a customer – wanting that only that customer having the pen drive can use it but not copy the pen drive and share it with another person.

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