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Protection of educational software and e-Learning materials

Protection of educational software and e-Learning materials

against copying, hacking and illegal use

The requirements of modern life prompt us to acquire more knowledge for career progress or personal development from all possible sources, from the Internet to specialized training centers. The market of educational services is saturated with all kinds of offers. It's a perfect target for piracy whose level gets higher and higher every day.

Developers of educational programs and authors of teaching guides experience serious difficulties due to the wide spread of illegal copies of their products. This leads to a number of serious problems, including copyright infringement, hacking of the source code of applications, and, most importantly, a reduction of the profit on sales.

Training materials can be divided into three types:

  1. Electronic documents. This type of documents includes graphic and text content in electronic form: images, books, magazines, encyclopedias, manuals. These materials are presented as static objects and distributed as separate files, such as presentations or PDF-files. Such kind of content in unprotected form can be easily copied.
  2. Multimedia materials. Usually, such kind of information is very easy for understand. So, it promotes better learning of educational materials. Video and audio files must be protected from illegal copying and distribution.
  3. Software and SCORM packages. Training courses in the form of desktop applications for independent or distance learning. The main risk, in addition to the leakage of training information, is the hacking of application code.

StarForce Technologies has developed a number of advanced software products that are designed to protect educational software, e-learning courses, presentations, manuals and lectures against copying and piracy, and to increase profits on sales for developers and authors.

Protection for training from StarForce Technologies
 

StarForce Products

StarForce Content

StarForce Content

to protect training courses, books, presentations, reports and other electronic documents (PDF documents protection).

Distribution method: on any media and over the Internet.

StarForce Content (www.SFContent.com) is a cloud service with a simple and intuitive user interface that allows to protect any document within five minutes.

Materials protected by StarForce Content cannot be copied, printed and shared with third parties. Among these documents may be simple text files, illustrated documents, graphics and presentations. The list of supported documents for protection includes all modern formats: PDF, DOC/DOCX, RTF, JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF, PPT, PPTX, XLS/XLSX files and HTML based e-Documents (HTML, images, CSS, media, JavaScript code, flash files etc.). All other formats that are not supported by the system, you can convert to PDF. It makes the StarForce Content protection very universal. StarForce Technologies has designed a special StarForce Viewer program for opening protected files, which prevents misuse of content by users.

The service is intended to protect electronic materials distributed on physical media and over the Internet.

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StarForce Audio/Video

StarForce Audio/Video

to protect trainings, courses, lectures and seminars in audio/video format (multimedia content protection).

Distribution method: on any media and over the Internet.

If you are a publisher of e-learning courses and educational programs in the form of video and/or audio content, StarForce Audio/Video is designed specifically for you. In addition to reliable protection against copying and illegal distribution, StarForce Technologies also offers the ability to make your own GUI of the player.

To protect video files against screen capturing and copyright infringement, the product provides the use of digital watermarks. In addition, a unique DRM system allows to tweak the licensing capabilities and collect the sales statistics on a set of parameters.

The product is intended to protect multimedia content distributed on physical media and over the Internet.

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StarForce Disc

StarForce Disc

to protect software.

Distribution method: on CD/DVDs.

This product is specifically designed to protect software intended to be sold/distributed on optical discs. You can protect any application; from educational and developmental programs for children to staff training programs.

StarForce Disc provides a reliable binding of a protected application to a disc using unique technologies that prevent the creation of illegal copies and launch of the application on virtual drives (emulation).

The main advantage of StarForce Disc is the ability to select the optimal method of replication. You can burn protected software not only at specialized plants, but also at home in small batches, on special discs designed by StarForce Technologies.

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StarForce ProActive

StarForce ProActive

to protect software.

Distribution method: over the Internet.

Unlike StarForce Disc, StarForce ProActive allows to distribute software on any media and over the Internet, because of the ability to bind software to the parameters of an end user's personal computer. StarForce ProActive provides reliable protection for software against many threats, such as copying, piracy, analysis and modification.

Key product features:

  1. Statistics reports for marketing analysis and sales forecasting.
  2. Automatic activation of serial numbers.
  3. Wide variety of licensing models with flexible settings.

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StarForce Universal

StarForce Universal

to protect software.

Distribution method: on any media and over the Internet.

This product comprises all the features that are available in the products StarForce Disc and StarForce ProActive and offers publishers the ability to use binding to optical media and the technical parameters of personal computer in one single protection project. This is especially convenient for those who had originally planned to sell the product in only one way, for example, on discs, but after a while decided to change distribution channel to another, for example, over the Internet. In addition, the product facilitates the release and delivery of patches and additional functionality to end users.

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