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TWL #9: The Secret Anti-Counterfeit Symbol

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Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/Wendover Productions You can’t copy money. Like really, it’s not just illegal, you just can’t do it on a photocopier. Twitter: www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Last Video on How Budget Airlines Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=069y1MpOkQY Attributions: Photocopy vector courtesy chris 論 Counterfeit detector video courtesy Jessicsa Lv and licensed under Creative Commons Blacked out CDS test images courtesy http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~sjm217/projects/currency/ and used under fair use guidelines Cash photo courtesy Jericho All images of money used under Fair Use guidelines
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infinitecanadian (1 day ago)
You can't copy Canadian money, because it is plastic.
S.c. Mcgowen (24 days ago)
BTW Paint.net accepts editing money.
Silica (27 days ago)
I can almost guarantee that that CDS system works off artificial intelligence lol
thegamecracks (2 months ago)
So will a photocopier deny even a piece of paper if it has the Eurion constellation? *Makes a Eurion constellation stamp*
Ang Bar (2 months ago)
Why are people lying, money prints very easily these people are AGENTS!
Adrian Sierkowski (2 months ago)
Umm.. I have never in my career used real money on a film set. It is ALWAYS a prop, in fact, it's this: https://propmoviemoney.com/ https://propmoviemoney.com/product/series-2000s-100s-aged-look-10000-blank-filler-stack/ you'll notice the very obvious "For Motion Picture Use Only" print all over it; and often times, they always will switch which person is on the bill (e.g. Jackson on a $10 and Hamilton on a $20.)
blastman8888 (3 months ago)
I seen someone copy one side of money on a modern copier no error message?
Zes (3 months ago)
no such thing as jokx or not
BigFreakingCacodemon (5 months ago)
There must be photocopiers that don't have this system.
Christina Penner (5 months ago)
There’s a cool story on great big story that covers movie money better.
The Automaticist (5 months ago)
0:02 Wow! The channel has grown by more than 10 subscribers since this video was posted.
Julius Bernotas (5 months ago)
Photoshop opened $5 image for me, but refused to open 5 Euro. However, printscreening and pasting that image worked just fine.
Ahnaf Kabir (6 months ago)
0:13 i have the same printer
Matt Cairns (6 months ago)
The movie money part of this video is simply not true at all.
Crank Lab Explosion - lab central (7 months ago)
Even copiers are brainwashed into thinking those pieces of paper mean something.
Sgt.HoweDee (7 months ago)
alright i thanks. i can now counterfeit it advancely (edit) i hear knockings on my door.
Bob Smith (8 months ago)
So there are tons of places online on legitimate sites that sell prop money. It's the correct size and looks completely legitimate until you read the words. Usually it says it's not legal tender instead of United States or something. Is that illegal or not to sell and own ?
Austracy (8 months ago)
I bet GIMP (Photoshops free estranged cousin) wouldn't give a fuck.
Irfan Morshed Ahmad (8 months ago)
What if I Jailbreak my printer and use an old version of Photoshop?
No u (8 months ago)
*copies 100$* FBI OPEN UP
Nokia 3310 (8 months ago)
i faked a 4000$ bill now i am 4000 times richer
Godlyvex5 (8 months ago)
What's with the captions freaking out? It's almost like you made the captions for the video, then cut some parts out and forgot to delete the captions.
Amberlewis Gaming (8 months ago)
I did it once. It still copied it. The whole thing. Probably because it doesn't have that pattern. I live in Hong Kong.
weaktech (8 months ago)
lol you CAN do this but the result is so fake looking its not worth the time of the day lol
Brownskikuca Garlic Bread (8 months ago)
What abohut one pixel?
The Dank Lord Of The Sith (9 months ago)
Don’t you mean the copier and printer refuse to do anything ever
PhCuber05 (9 months ago)
What about play money
Nemo7The7Pirate7 (9 months ago)
and people say there are no conspiracies.
CASPIAN PYLES (9 months ago)
Bruh I just wanted to print money for my kids to as earning bucks.
CzarPeppers (9 months ago)
I remember photo copying a $20 about 10 years ago and it worked fine. I kept some in my wallet as a decoy if I ever got mugged, just throw them all over the place and run.
Aidan (9 months ago)
This is honestly a great video
Zach (9 months ago)
I just stuck a 20 in mine and it worked just fine
Alan Walker (10 months ago)
Do machine copy works MAYBE???
Pieppe18 (10 months ago)
I once did it when i was younger.. I printed 500 Euro and then took a walk with, to show that i was cool, I was 10.. Then an old lady asked me if i wanted to change the money.. I said no, i would have felt really really bad if she actually had changed my fake money..
Mirza Ahmed (10 months ago)
how to make anti copy paper ?
Mr Ramdom (10 months ago)
Not true
Walker McIntire (10 months ago)
Look up no name pub They deface money and hang it on the wall
FuckTheSinistans (10 months ago)
If film makers tend to use real money (just a random thought) to display money in movies how much money was burned in the Dark Knight by the joker??!??!??!!??!
alchemicalls (11 months ago)
once when i was in 4th grade i drew a mustache on a one dollar bill then ripped it up??
FyreOnix (11 months ago)
just use an old ass copier
Martin Boylan (11 months ago)
Does that mean Joker in the Dark Night was burning real money?
50k Subs Challenge With 1 Video (11 months ago)
Can't you make your own machine to print money
Latte (11 months ago)
it will ALMOST never end well.. ))
llgla (11 months ago)
I wonder what software the Govt use to design the notes
Ferran Mushlih (11 months ago)
I'm copyed rupiah (for collection, not for transaction) and it works!!!
Jefftukang Jeff (1 year ago)
it must have to do with fractals. each part of the picture contains fractal, which can be recognized in each size
afootineachworld (1 year ago)
My country does not have it on their bills. ;)
Pufferfish Gaming (1 year ago)
I liked it better when the videos were of this more informative, laid back format. The new satirical format for the Half as interesting videos is kind of garbage.
Zreddx (1 year ago)
Hah Icelandic money can be copied legally but noone beliefs it
Hanru Van Rooyen (1 year ago)
Can't you just programme the copy machine to not do it?
Dominic Tan (1 year ago)
Trey Hunt's SkyRed Media (1 year ago)
What if I'm a good artist?
Nightcore Nation (1 year ago)
Fuck the police, I’ll draw as many dicks on my money as I want.
ErCapoAlex (1 year ago)
EncyEx (1 year ago)
I guess I'll add that to my friend's essay next time
Eric Taylor (1 year ago)
There was an artist who could draw bank notes freehand so well, if they weren't too big, they would look real. He then uses these drawings to pay for meals in restraints. He draws them much larger than real notes, with restaurant staff watching. He is sure to tell the staff the picture is NOT real money, and has no value to the Treasury department. It the staff agrees to take the drawing instead of payment he gives them the drawing. If they refuse he just pays cash.
Eric Taylor (1 year ago)
I'm pretty sure there are people who know how it works. "nobody knows" is sort of like "you were the last person to see (the murder victim) alive." These statements don't mean what they say. The people who came up with these anti counterfeiting technology know how it works, so "nobody knows" is misleading. The last person to see a murder victim alive is the one who killed him.
Eric Taylor (1 year ago)
Not the police. The Secret Service. The Secret Service is the law enforcement agency for the Department of the Treasury. They were formed by Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War to counter counterfeiting.
Yaboisallgood (1 year ago)
0:02 hello sam
lämp is life (1 year ago)
so is play money illegal now?
Kawaii Cat Gaming (1 year ago)
https://youtu.be/8kOvzALIGKE oh great finally it’s working jeez 😖
blacksheep837 (1 year ago)
I just noticed on wish they're selling a hundred dollar bills and other denominations with both sides looking authentic it has to be a way to stop it it's pure counterfeit
Will Stearns (1 year ago)
OK....my printer has no problem printing money....loaded one each 1-20 and all printed just fine....PROPAGANDA maybe??
Shyan Marie (1 year ago)
I ran into this when trying to get high res samples to make fantasy money It bricked my y printer
TheBestLettuce (1 year ago)
What about money erasers you find at the book fair, lol?
TheBestLettuce (1 year ago)
Paint.net let me edit a dollar bill just fine
Redrield (1 year ago)
I wonder if the GIMP would be able to edit banknote images, i.e. since it's open source, would it still have the CDS in it? It's much easier to reverse engineer something if you're able to see what makes it tick.
Nubnewb (1 year ago)
Why am I rewatching?
Bennie Chen (1 year ago)
But when you get caught defacing currency, can you still pay the fine with the defaced currency?
Mustard Cat (1 year ago)
It’s not a secret now...
Ayden Koss-Marshall (1 year ago)
The part about moves isn’t correct. There’s Hollywood money that looks the same in the front and has a blank back
Anon Commenter (1 year ago)
Is that really the only thing that the copier won’t copy? <cough cough school copying machines cough cough>
d p (1 year ago)
Don't think there's a eurion constellation on Australian currency... kinda helps that ours aren't made of paper.
SmitiaS _ (1 year ago)
Wait, wait, wait. So if I want to protect my printed documents from easy copying, I can just add 5 puny circles and that's it? Man, those government agencies make it so easy to exploit stuff yet they still not much more effective against real professional criminals...
Budz (1 year ago)
Why don't all countries move to plastic (polymer) money?
Logan Cressler (1 year ago)
I think your information might be a little wrong, you can buy movie money all over the internet. Millions of it. Its all over. I know because recently the secret service was in our tiny alaskan town because someone tricked a couple of businesses with the movie money, it looks nearly identical, except the feel and some of the words are different.
the air accumulator (1 year ago)
Cant you edit firmware of printers, decompile and edit code of programs?
Michael Turner (1 year ago)
Don't use Photoshop and Windows. Use open source software instead like GIMP running on Linux. Because it's impossible for open source software to hide secret things in it, like currency detection.
The Zoque (1 year ago)
So uh... https://gyazo.com/2c58010fdea785919baae939d2e16eb3
Pencil BFB (1 year ago)
Guys, Tom Scott did one video on the same topic!
Abdulrahman Elghuwael (1 year ago)
2:41 sponsered by ESPN
dxnce (1 year ago)
Artists should put an Eurion Constellation, so people can't access it freely, when it's paid.
Direct Action (1 year ago)
I'm just wondering, does this all apply if I try to edit the bill?(I mean like for a joke, like editing out something og the bill and replacing it with for example a hairdryer)
Nithin Danday (1 year ago)
My new color electronic hp envy allowed me to. Which I did for Educational Purposes ONLY
KingChickenwing (1 year ago)
So what counts as defacing currency? I mean, can't you still use currency that has accidentally gotten a bit worn down, has a small tear, etc?
KingChickenwing (1 year ago)
2:16 What about that fake money for kids to play pretend with? Don't those count as illustrations of currency?
Vegito5001 (1 year ago)
what if you just make your own photo copier
Omega Z (1 year ago)
Does every computer recognize all formular of drugs, so you can’t study and sythesize illegal drug?
Omega Z (1 year ago)
Image processing algorithm are math and open-source , Why would Photoshop do this none-sense? This video is none-sense because 1. conterfeit-prevention is way more effective to build in the bill itself than forcing every printer manufacture to recognize it, it is just dump stupid to deal with problem that way. 2. The Law is powerful not because it is smart to prevent you from a chrime, but because the consequence you will pay.
SuperL33t (1 year ago)
just put the eurion constellation on any copyrighted images.
Sreehari S (1 year ago)
You can just use gimp or some other open source software instead of Photoshop
Skyblue Aviation (1 year ago)
I remember trying to copy Canadian Dollars for my friends in France when I used to live there, and after 15-20 attempts I gave up.. Now I know why! 😅
Jayden Kelly (1 year ago)
Life Hack: You can just screenshot it into the clipboard and paste it right into photoshop and it doesn't care.
Hello Akbhar (1 year ago)
In Ireland, my teacher photocopied a few banknotes. It worked(this was for a play, by the way, not so he could get some easy money).
Danny Bristow (1 year ago)
I just tried to Copy the new UK £10 note! It will scan the image and I can transfer to my Mac, but it will NOT print out!... I was shocked!! I never knew my printer was this intelligent!
William Li (1 year ago)
I printed fake money for a school performance. 😬
timble (1 year ago)
we had one old printer (with copy) and i could copy money
K 10 (1 year ago)
Almost never end well? Alright
William Bertels (1 year ago)
I've watched enough Scooby Doo to know that the greenish-grey blotches on my hands and clothes are a dead give away and some kids will come meddle in my operation.
avsky95 (1 year ago)
I photocopy both Canadian and US money on a canon laser printer. Copy and printed just fine. I destoried it right after....