Protect Portable Media Offline
ArtistScope Portable Media (APM) enables the distribution of most types of
media by email, download or CD/USB for
local viewing (while offline). Media archives can be
distributed for viewing in all types of web browsers and
protected by password, or they can be distributed with DRM
protection for viewing in the ArtistScope web browser.
The ArtistScope Portable Media Packager
will encrypt and wrap your media to produce a secure archive that can
be viewed on any Windows computer
whether online or offline. All content is protected from extraction
and you have further options of deploying DRM to prevent sharing.
Copy protection of the media while it is being displayed is
possible by using either CopySafe PDF or CopySafe Web with this
- Encrypts and wraps media archives up to 600 Mb.
- Distribute by email, download or on
portable media such as USB.
- Supports CopySafe PDF documents for
copy protected web view.
- Supports CopySafe Web for copy
protecting images, flash and video.
- Optional password and date expiration settings.
- Optional DRM to prevent sharing and
- Supported across all Windows OS.
ArtistScope Portable Media Packager
The Packager is extremely simple to use and just a matter of
selecting the folder containing your media and where you want
the new archive saved to.
You can distribute archives containing a single video or
include many videos with other content. The output options are:
Password protected - with a password or leave blank for
no password. An expiry date can be set.
Token protected - requires an access token issued from
the APM portal that enables a user to open the media on their
computer only (cannot be shared).
How ArtistScope Portable Media Works
ArtistScope Portable Media (APM) files saved as .apmf can be opened
by the APM Reader only. With the APM Reader installed a user can
simply double-click an APM media file to open it and view its
APM Reader is a free download to the public and can be
distributed with your media archives. If a media archive is
packaged for Token Protection then the ArtistScope web browser
will be required. Without Token Protection the archive
can be viewed in the user's default web browser.
ArtistScope Web Browser
The ArtistScope web browser provides inbuilt protection for any
content that it displays while indentifying the computer to
ensure that the user does indeed have the right to open media
before its content is disclosed. The
ArtistScope web browser is a free download to the public.
ArtistScope Portable Media Licensing
ArtistScope Portable Media is free software. Both the APM Reader and
Packager are free to use for both personal and commercial use
unless you require DRM. To employ DRM and manage Access
Tokens an author account in our ArtistScope Portable Media Portal
is required on a subscription basis.
ArtistScope Portable Media DRM
The most effective
DRM is governed by computer ID so it is
computer ID that is used to verify your subscriber's rights.
Access Tokens are granted per computer and before they can
be issued an author needs to know that ID. So each author is
provided an account on our APM server to register media archives
for token protection and to add their subscribers. Then each
subscriber can log into the APM server while using the ArtistScope
browser to have their ID recorded against their account. Only
then can an author issue Access Tokens that will enable
subscribers to view DRM protected media while offline.
Of course the system is automated and an author can simply
assign media to a subscriber and let the system notify the user.
Then all that user needs to do is log in to collect any access
tokens they are eligible for (tokens are dynamically updated).
CopySafe PDF and
CopySafe Web can be used in conjunction with ArtistScope Portable
Media. To use CopySafe Web an existing license will already
include provision for use at "localhost". CopySafe PDF licensees
need a domain license for "localhost".
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