PTProtect software is applied to the DVD image during authoring so when content is burned to disc it is encapsulated with the PTProtect software. The encapsulated content on the DVD is then protected from access by common ripping programs. The content on the DVD is not modified in any way and because the copy control encapsulation sits in areas of the discs not read by the DVD players, play-back quality remains unaffected. PTProtect is a passive solution and therefore, does not load any software program onto the PC for the protection to work. In essence, PTProtect copy controlled discs are designed to provide effective “speed bump” protection from unauthorized casual copying.