This is a very interesting article on the FCopy program which was the first to take the time to top copy a C64 disk from 25 minutes to 8 minutes and then to 4.5 minutes.
It’s a great read.
The story of FCopy (CLICK HERE for the FULL article)
This was an interest article found in TPUG magazine. Which stood for the Toronto PET User Group. I don’t know how many issues there were, but I have 25 issues from Feb 1984 to Aug-Sept 1986.
To Copy Protect, or Not to Copy Protect
This was an article from GeoWorld Magazine Issue #20
Unveiling the Pirate Part 3
This is part #3 in this article from The Transactor in 1984.
The Legal Issue:
Copyrights and how they apply to you
Legal Avenues to Take
DOWNLOAD the PDF here: Unveiling-Part3
Unveiling the Pirate Part 2
This is part #2 in this article from The Transactor in 1984.
This article is about the new and improved ways to add confusion and pain to the lives of pirates everywhere.
DOWNLOAD this PDF here: Unveiling-Part2
Auto check for Protection: CHRGET
USR Function Jump
Hardware Interrupt Vector
Break Interrupt Vector
NMI Interrupt Vector
Test STOP Vector
Many many more
Unveiling the Pirate Part 1
This was a three part article from ‘The Transactor’ in 1984
This is a very interesting article about copy protection.
It lists the five methods commonly used to protect software as:
l – Diskette protection
2 – Dongle Protection
3 – ROM Protection
4 – Program In ROM Pack
5 – No Protection
DOWNLOAD the four page PDF here: Unveiling-Part1