I have been an event videographer for years now - and I have been starting to deliver my product on Thumbdrives, but now I want to go one step further and be able to offer a completely downloadable file.
I can of course, do that now, but what I need is a server or service that will allow me to generate like one time use keys so that one person doesn't 20 people a working password.
how are all of you dealing with this now a days? - Im looking for a cost effective solution to this problem
You can't "tech" your way around human nature: if it's worth pirating to someone, they're going to find a way around your encryptions anyway.
My take is, instead of fighting that human nature, leverage it. Typically, by "giving away" the content, and not making money off the end-user viewers but rather from a sponsor or underwriter who pays you a guaranteed amount up-front. They would *encourage* the widest possible distribution of the material, since that maximizes their reach.