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How to allow people to watch video playbacks without copying the files themselves.

I am setting up a Synology DiskStation Model: DS415play in a PC lab at a small school. In it we will keep recorded classes that people can watch from the PC's in the lab, if they miss part of a lecture. Is there a way to allow these video files to be viewed without allowing people to copy them to their USB sticks? We do not have distribution rights to these classes, so students are allowed to view a class they missed, but not copy the files and take them home.
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akahan

8/22/2022 - Mon
Gary Case

While you could set a group policy that prohibits writing to USB flash drives, this would likely not work in a typical classroom environment, as I assume the students keep their working files on these devices.

If you have some spare systems in the lab, perhaps you could have a limited set of PCs that can access the videos, and for THOSE PC's you could set the "no writes" policy for the flash drives.
Paul Sauvé

Is it ever a good idea to allow people to use flash drives in this context? I believe that you would be leaving yourself open to serious virus infection or other security problems.
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