Property Rights Protection
Protect your intellectual property with TrusCont!
Prevent piracy and confidential information
Publishing Digital Content
Digital content publishing has been gaining
increased popularity in recent years. Software,
books, video, music, training and e-learning
contents, technical manuals, referral materials,
specifications & charts are just a few examples
of contents that are distributed nowadays in
digital formats on DVD media, USB Flash Drives,
and even over the Internet and cellular networks.
Low production and distribution costs compared
to traditional book publishing for example,
as well as additional functionalities such as
easy searching, indexing, bookmarking and the
ability to embed multimedia enriched contents
contribute to the popularity of digital publishing
among publishers and the consumers.
The risks in digital publishing
Surely there are many benefits in digital publishing.
However, there are also great risks involved,
especially for the publishers. In many cases
the digital content is intellectual property
of the publisher and a source for his living.
Publishing content in digital format makes it
easy for consumers to illegally duplicate, reproduce,
distribute and even manipulate it. This can
cause substantial loss of income to the publisher
and also damage his good name and reputation
in case the content is manipulated illegally
or improperly. In many cases pirates of digital
content strip the content from any copyright
notices and trademarks making other honest people
believe that it is right to use the pirated
content for any purpose. The risks for the consumers
are getting erroneous or unreliable content
from unofficial sources and even content infected
with viruses and other malicious software.
Why is it important to protect digital
Digital publishing has been gaining popularity
also in corporate environments, governments,
military and federal institutes, where the digital
content is sometimes so important that a potential
leak cannot even be measured in money. Companies
hand out to field engineers discs containing
schematics, technical documentation and other
referral materials that sometimes equivalent
to carrying an entire library. These contents
may contain confidential information of the
company embodying intellectual property such
as know-how and trade secrets. More often sensitive
digital contents leak due to neglect or mishandling.
In some cases an employee simply starts to work
for a new employer while still possessing copies
of the sensitive content received from his previous
employer. If the content reaches to the wrong
hands, like a competing organization for example,
the company may lose its entire competitive
edge, expose its long term commercial or technical
plans, reveal its customer lists, and potentially
suffer from other tremendous damages that cannot
be measured or calculated by a simple cost per
copy of the content. The situation may be even
much worse in case of government agencies for
example, where the exposed content may pose
risks to national security.
TrusCont Content Protection
Protecting digital publications significantly
decreases and even prevents leaks and piracy.
TrusCont Content Protection solutions are suitable
for protecting almost any type of digital content
whether it is distributed on physical media
or delivered electronically via the internet
and cellular networks. Given the risks, publishing
digital content without any copy protection
is not an option. The cost of TrusCont protection
solutions is negligible comparing to the cost
publishers have on authoring, producing and
distributing their publications.