There are a number of technologies available to make a copy-protected disc using recordable CDs and DVDs. Basically two approaches exist: Hardware and software. This can also be combined to make a more robust solution.
- Hardware can modified to create illegal TOC or files that make it difficult for a casual copy to be made.
- Discs can have special encryption encapsulation built into the first session of a blank disc like HexaLock. HexaLock provides protection on CD-R, DVD-Video and DVD-R Data recordable media.
- Rimage offers a product called "Rimage Video Protect" that works with the Rimage Producer and Professional Series Disc Publishers to encrypt on the fly. It provides excellent protection without affecting its playability in computer and standalone player.