HyperLOCK Was Good, But Not Good Enough

Marrying CD or DVD to the Internet to create a more robust Web experience while offering copy protection is a chief aim of HyperLOCK Technologies Inc. The company’s basic technology “cripples” a file and allows the missing parts to be received from an outside source “seamlessly and instantaneously,” giving the control of data use to an outside source. HyperLOCK’s technology shifts file transfer from telephony to the computer’s CPU.

hcdSpecifically, to use a HyperCD or HyperDVD, missing bits must be obtained via a remote server, or a host Web site. These bits, which can be further encrypted in a “bit file,” are pulled from the server by the HyperCD or HyperDVD plug-in, which is loaded at the time of