I have a good mate who is a Videographer.
He works pretty exclusively in the Dance school Dance competition industries.
He was explaining to me what, as a small business he has to do;
Travels to theatre... sets up... films the concert... edits the concert.. burns it to DVD... Creates the covers.. and ships to relevant Dance schools ... This part is all done for FREE
Yes agreed, all in a day work... but he/they are then relying on the customer to order the product at perhaps $30.00 per unit and instead of the usual 30 or 40 orders per 100 concert attendees... they are now only getting perhaps 20..
Five years ago they used to 80 per 100 - today it's 20 (at best)
The customers make a deal with the best friend or other attendees and they go halves in purchasing just one copy... they then pirate a copy.. ...
Is there a way my mate can protect the product he is manufacturing??
Sorry, I should have said also, he is DUPLICATING his disc's, not REPLICATING