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CD Copyrights for your CD and DVD Master

Posted by Oze Parrot on 30th October 2005

Copy protection, also known as copy prevention, is any technical measure designed to prevent duplication of information.

From a technical standpoint, it would seem theoretically impossible to completely prevent users from making copies of the media they purchase, as long as a “writer” is available that can write to blank media.

The basic technical fact is that all types of media require a “player” such as a CD player, DVD player, or video game console, to give some examples.

The player has to be able to read the media in order to display it to a human. In turn, then, logically, a player could be built that first reads the media, and then writes out an exact copy of what was read, to the same type of media.

Even though complete protection from piracy of content is difficult, a person can get copyrights to register a legal claim to the said content. The owner of the product or information is able to enforce a legal proceeding upon breach of copyright law of their CD or DVD compilation.

Typically, a work must meet minimal standards of originality in order to qualify for a copyright, and the copyright expires after a set period of time if not extended.

Different countries impose different tests, although generally the requirements are low; in the United Kingdom there has to be some ‘skill, originality and work’ which has gone into it. However, even fairly trivial amounts of these qualities are sufficient for determining whether a particular act of copying constitutes an infringement of the author’s original expression.

In the United States, copyright has relatively recently been made automatic, which has had the effect of making it more like a property right. Thus, as with property, a copyright need not be granted or obtained through official registration with the government.

Once such an expression is secured in a fixed medium (such as a music CD, or DVD movie), the copyright holder is prepared to enforce his or her exclusive rights.

However, while a copyright need not be officially registered for the author to begin exercising their exclusive rights, registration of works does have its benefits: serving as evidence of a valid copyright and enabling the copyright holder to seek statutory damages and attorney’s fees (whereas registering after an infringement only enables one to receive actual damages and profits).

To get copyrighted for your CD or DVD you will follow these directions:

1.Register all original work songs, films, scripts, artwork, software, etc. with a Copyright Office. You automatically own the rights to your creation, but registering it with the Copyright Office is the best way to prove and protect your ownership.

2.Submit a completed an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) form.

Include copies of the following licenses:

- Master Use License (if your audio project contains samples or whole songs of previously released recordings)

- User Distribution License (if you are using someone else’s software on your disc)

Note: Owners of all rights to music you use should be credited on your artwork (for music CDs) or in the on-screen credits (for films on DVD).

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Hair Loss Treatment and Hair Replacement

Posted by Oze Parrot on 30th October 2005

It is not just vanity to attempt to recover the loss that people have experienced with balding. Apart from wanting to look as young as they feel, they may see it as a step up in the business world, or they may see it as a requirement if they work in the entertainment or hospitality industries.

Women often strongly identify their femininity with having shining, thick hair.

Regardless of the motives, which may be complex and multifold, the decision to attempt to restore one’s hair needs to be an educated one as, a desperate patient can become easy prey for unprincipled purveyors of worthless medications.

The Alternatives

In decades past, wigs and toupees were the only real option to deal with hair loss, and even today wigs are still the preferred option for millions of people.

The materials used to create synthetic wigs have improved in leaps and bounds over the last 40 years and for a reasonable price, you can buy a fairly realistic hairpiece. Synthetic wigs and toupees are much easier to maintain than human hairpieces, are much more affordable and matching colors is an easier process. Synthetic wigs are also easier and less expensive to customise.

Stimulation of the scalp can prevent hair loss and cause new growth. Grooming promotes blood circulation to hair follicles, promoting growth.

There is a vast range of scalp lotions and hair creams available to choose from, some are more beneficial than others. Nizoral Anti-Fungal Shampoo will eliminate dandruff and debris, which can clog hair follicles. The active ingredient in Nizoral, ketoconazole, blocks DHT from binding with the hair follicles, thus combating hair loss.

Saw Palmetto is a berry that supposedly acts as a DHT blocker. It is available in pill form, or a topical preparation and is sometimes used in combination with other natural treatments, such as zinc.

Zinc is a mineral that some doctors and herbalists recommend to treat hair loss. It is used in two forms, as a supplement, and as part of many topical creams and solutions. Most people in developed countries do not lack zinc and other minerals in their diet, but vegetarians and some other people may have a diet that is naturally low in zinc. In fact, vegetarians may need as much as 50% more zinc than non-vegetarians because of the lower absorption of zinc from plant foods, so it is very important for vegetarians to include good sources of zinc in their diet.

Popular hair loss treatments alter the way that hormones such as estrogen and testosterone are dealt with in the body. It is because of the hormonal differences between males and females that treatments must differ. Hair loss in females can start as early as puberty, however, it frequently affects women after menopause, generally coinciding with women’s three main periods of hormonal change: puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.

Rogaine is the only medication approved by the FDA to treat female hair loss and is packaged separately for women, in a solution of 2% minoxidil. Rogaine Hair Regrowth Treatment for Men, Regular Strength is for men only.

This preparation is medically proven to treat hereditary hair loss and has been used by over 5 million people worldwide. Clinical trials show it can help slow or stop hereditary hair loss in 4 out of 5 people, while some actually re-grow hair.

For further information on the medical treatment of hair loss, visit our websites at: Hair Hunter

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Office Chairs That Will Suit Your Needs

Posted by Oze Parrot on 29th October 2005

In today’s technology-driven society, more and more people are spending most of their waking hours trapped behind a desk, firmly positioned in their office chair. The affects of this type of lifestyle are readily apparent as more and more people are becoming obese and suffering from the related health issues that are associated with persons who are confined to a desk.

Another, less-publicized, problem, from such an sedentary lifestyle is the related health issues that are derived directly from all those hours in that uncomfortable office chair that you have to endure everyday. Aches, pains, back problems and more can come about over time from a leather office chair that just isn’t suitable for you.

So what is the alternative?

Here are some tips to help you make sure you are selecting the office chair that is most suitable for you needs.

Just as if you were buying a new car, you’ll want to test various makes and types of leather office chairs before deciding on the proper one.
Never buy an office chair that you haven’t tried out beforehand. Remember, you’ll be spending a large number of your waking hours in this chair and it is imperative that it suits you.

Make sure the chair provides adequate back support and is adjustable as you will need to adjust the height and rake of the chair backing. Focus on chairs that provide overall back support and that maintain a degree of comfort over an extended period of use.

Back problems can be caused by chairs that don’t offer adequate back support, these problems can stay with you for a lifetime and severely affect your daily activities, thus reducing your quality of life.
Proper back support from your leather office chair is essential.

When seated in the chair, your weight should be evenly distributed on the seat pan which should have what’s known as a rounded or waterfall edge for the seat front.
You should be able to slide your fingers between your knees and the seat’s front edge as this posture will avoid reducing circulation to your legs and feet.

Make sure that you have ample hip room.
You don’t want an office chair that you have to squeeze into no matter how comfortable it may seem once you are seated.

How do the armrests interact with your desk?
Some armrests can cause problems with a desk that’s low. You’ll want to look for adjustable armrests, both width and height.
A quality armrest can help with tasks like reading and writing, taking pressure and tension off the neck and shoulders.

The leather office chair must have a height adjustment.

To align your posture properly your thighs should be horizontal to the ground while both feet are comfortably flat on the ground. Your wrists should be straight while typing.

If you can’t find a height that allows both, you may want to find a way to alter the height of your keyboard so that you can have straight wrists while typing with your body aligned properly with the chair and the floor.

Your leather office chair must be stable.

It may be funny when someone falls over the back of their office chair in the movies, but it’s not too funny when it happens in real life, particularly when it happens to you.
Serious and permanent injury can occur from this kind of mishap.

Look for a chair on wheels that swivels and a five-point base that won’t flip you over on your head when you recline.

Take this checklist with you when you go to test “drive” leather office chairs.
Make sure the one you select passes all these points and you will have a comfortable leather office chair that will serve you well.

Choosing the correct office chair will help you avoid health problems that could occur from the daily use of a poorly designed office chair.

For more information visit our website at: Chair Hunter

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CD Mastering and Duplication

Posted by Oze Parrot on 28th October 2005

CD Duplication in its purest definition means to copy CDs.

A CD Duplicator is a device that burns (writes) CD-R discs. Simple units contain two drives and require manual loading. Professional units can continually burn 50 or more discs automatically.

CD duplication involves the pressing of music, audio or image files on professionally manufactured discs. CDs can contain either music, spoken word or images, and tracks can be inserted to segment the content and easily skip through to the desired selection.

The most common speed for CD writers is 52X, where 1X is equal to 150KB per second. Therefore a fully loaded CD-ROM with 650MB, will take about 85 seconds for a 52X writer to complete the burning. The formula is: 650 x 1024 / 150 x 52 = 85.

All duplicators available on the market today can do direct reader to writer duplication, however you must consider that the reader will gradually wear out and the data transfer will become unreliable.

Let’s say that you had to burn 500 CDs from a 1-to-7 duplicator, the reader will have to read the disc to be duplicated, 72 times. The more the reader reads, the faster the optical head ages. As the laser head ages, it will be more difficult for the reader to read data from the CD master. When the same CD can be read on one computer but not on another generally the cause is an aging laser head that fails to read certain segments of data.
The solution to this is to store the CD masters on an internal hard drive. This way the reader will only need to read once and the data transfer from a hard drive to the writer is much more reliable.

There are certain things to consider before burning your CD-R Master disc.
If you intend to use any previously published material, make sure that you have the publishers permission to use their copyrighted material, even if it is only a snippet in the background.

The market place is full of cheap, inferior quality CD-R discs and it is wise to choose a high-quality “Mastering” CD-R that is specifically manufactured for professional applications.

While some CD-R discs can accommodate 700 MB or around 80 minutes of music, professionally replicated CD-R discs can only hold a maximum of 650 MB or about 74 minutes of audio. Make sure that you don’t choose an 80-minute CD-R for your master. When you submit your master CD to be professionally duplicated, if it runs for more than 74 minutes then certain data will probably be omitted.

When creating your CD-R master, it is extremely important that your burn speed be set as slow as possible. While most recording studios adopt this technique, many individuals are surprised to learn that in order to get the most consistent CD master, you must burn at 2x or slower. Burning at 1x is highly recommended for the best results.

Carefully listen to or inspect the data contained on your master before presenting it for duplication as each and every duplicate will be identical to your CD master. The volume and spacing of data and songs will be exactly as it is on your master. Make sure that there is no digital distortion, audio glitches or any other abnormality that could end up on your finished discs.

To insure that your CD master is perfect, it is prudent to run it on another computer and listen to it on two different stereo’s through speakers and headphones.

When you are satisfied that your CD master is perfect, you are ready to send it to a studio for duplication, but before you do that, make a copy of your master piece on your hard drive.

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Niche Marketing: Where Is It?

Posted by Oze Parrot on 24th October 2005

The principles of Niche Marketing are based on sound business practices that have been studied and tested in past years by some of the world’s most successful marketers.

I intend to set out for you the knowledge and tools that you will need to determine niche product ideas, study them, select a suitable product, develop the product, profit from the marketing of the product and then duplicate your success in another niche product.

What is a niche market?

A niche market is a group of people that have a need for a certain product that is not popular amongst the majority of consumers but whose demand warrants a continuous, substantial supply of the said particular product.

To put it simply, it is like selling golfing requisites.

Let’s say that all the products that you sell are golfers needs, golf clubs, golf balls and accessories.
The only people who buy your goods are the ones that play golf.

Then it follows that golfers are your niche market.

Should you choose to expand your product list and market other articles to a broader market then certainly you may attract new customers however your marketing competitors will increase substantially.

Niche Marketing is most beneficial to the small business owner as, generally, he does not have the resources to cater for the masses and, more importantly, the larger corporations tend to ignore the niche markets.

The larger corporations overlook the niche markets because they are not concerned with making an extra $5,000 to $10,000 a month, they are looking at turning over millions of dollars per month from a huge market place.

To attract customers to a particular niche market you will have to satisfy a few requirements.

Can people readily define your product and realize the benefits?

Where are the customers?

Do they select a particular advertising medium?
Are they members of a certain club or organization?
What are their online habits?

Can you make a make a profit from this market and is there a limited amount of competition?

Are there enough product consumers available to sustain your business

Does the market have enough disposable income to purchase your product?

Are there any other sites selling similar products to this market?

Are these sites popular?

Is this market group passionate about the product.

Is it a hobby that controls their lifestyle?

You must look for a product that will enthrall people so much that they must obtain all the information that pertains to their chosen endeavor.

Musicians, for instance, must have instruments and accessories, sheet music, song words, sound equipment, speakers amplifiers, microphones . . . it goes on.

There are other aspects of Niche Marketing which I will cover in my subsequent articles.

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Hair Loss and Peoples Reaction to Losing Hair

Posted by Oze Parrot on 16th October 2005

The most common type of hair loss, is called Androgenetic Alopecia and is a hereditary condition that accounts for the vast majority of all cases of baldness in men and women.

The condition varies between the sexes with women seeing their hair gradually thinning all over the head. Unlike men, whose hairline generally recedes from the forehead.

One’s genetics determine the extent of hair loss and at what age the condition will commence.

Other causes of hair loss can be the taking of certain medications, wearing the hair tightly braided or in tight ponytails.

Stress and tension can also trigger baldness in certain people…Read Full Story

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Dog Training For Dog Owners

Posted by Oze Parrot on 15th October 2005

This site is a guide to finding information about teaching your dog obedience.

http://teach-your-dog.com
You will be taken step by step through the basic elements of treat and train dog training system and you will be able to train your dog to be obedient.

Fido
There are links to all aspects of responsible dog ownership including care, grooming and vetinary services.

By training your dog properly you will form a lasting relationship with your dog and you will not only be a happy pet owner, you will have a happy pet. :-)

http://teach-your-dog.com

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