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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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Julius Bernotas (3 days ago)
Photoshop opened $5 image for me, but refused to open 5 Euro. However, printscreening and pasting that image worked just fine.
Ahnaf Kabir (24 days ago)
0:13 i have the same printer
Matt Cairns (1 month ago)
The movie money part of this video is simply not true at all.
Crank Lab Explosion - lab central (1 month ago)
Even copiers are brainwashed into thinking those pieces of paper mean something.
Sgt.Howdy (2 months ago)
alright i thanks. i can now counterfeit it advancely (edit) i hear knockings on my door.
Bob Smith (2 months ago)
So there are tons of places online on legitimate sites that sell prop money. It's the correct size and looks completely legitimate until you read the words. Usually it says it's not legal tender instead of United States or something. Is that illegal or not to sell and own ?
Austracy (2 months ago)
I bet GIMP (Photoshops free estranged cousin) wouldn't give a fuck.
ShibeAscend (2 months ago)
But if you print money, you fail to make the real money because most have clear stuff on it. So since you failed to print real money, you shouldn't really be arrested. The money isn't worth anything.
Irfan Morshed Ahmad (2 months ago)
What if I Jailbreak my printer and use an old version of Photoshop?
XXXTentacion (2 months ago)
*copies 100$* FBI OPEN UP
Nokia 3310 (2 months ago)
i faked a 4000$ bill now i am 4000 times richer
Joseph Xave (2 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 (2 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 (2 months ago)
lol you CAN do this but the result is so fake looking its not worth the time of the day lol
Brownskikuca (2 months ago)
What abohut one pixel?
The Dank Lord Of The Sith (3 months ago)
Don’t you mean the copier and printer refuse to do anything ever
9,999,999 views (3 months ago)
What about play money
Nemo7The7Pirate7 (3 months ago)
and people say there are no conspiracies.
CASPIAN PYLES (3 months ago)
Bruh I just wanted to print money for my kids to as earning bucks.
CzarPeppers (3 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 (4 months ago)
This is honestly a great video
Zach (4 months ago)
I just stuck a 20 in mine and it worked just fine
Alan Walker (4 months ago)
Do machine copy works MAYBE???
Pieppe18 (4 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 (4 months ago)
how to make anti copy paper ?
Mr Ramdom (4 months ago)
Not true
Walker McIntire (4 months ago)
Look up no name pub They deface money and hang it on the wall
FuckTheSinistans (5 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 (5 months ago)
once when i was in 4th grade i drew a mustache on a one dollar bill then ripped it up??
FyreOnix (5 months ago)
just use an old ass copier
Martin Boylan (5 months ago)
Does that mean Joker in the Dark Night was burning real money?
TryHardz Entertainment (5 months ago)
Can't you make your own machine to print money
Latte (5 months ago)
it will ALMOST never end well.. ))
llgla (5 months ago)
I wonder what software the Govt use to design the notes
Ferran Mushlih (5 months ago)
I'm copyed rupiah (for collection, not for transaction) and it works!!!
ᅚᅚ (6 months ago)
im gonna counterfeit using microsoft paint
Jefftukang Jeff (6 months ago)
it must have to do with fractals. each part of the picture contains fractal, which can be recognized in each size
afootineachworld (6 months ago)
My country does not have it on their bills. ;)
Pufferfish Gaming (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Hah Icelandic money can be copied legally but noone beliefs it
Hanru Van Rooyen (6 months ago)
Can't you just programme the copy machine to not do it?
Dominic Tan (6 months ago)
WOOOOOOOO SAME PRINTER
Trey Hunt's SkyRed Media (7 months ago)
What if I'm a good artist?
Nightcore Nation (7 months ago)
Fuck the police, I’ll draw as many dicks on my money as I want.
ErCapoAlex (7 months ago)
hii
EncyEx (7 months ago)
I guess I'll add that to my friend's essay next time
Eric Taylor (7 months 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 (7 months 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 (7 months 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 (7 months ago)
0:02 hello sam
lämp is life (7 months ago)
so is play money illegal now?
Kawaii Cat Gaming (7 months ago)
https://youtu.be/8kOvzALIGKE oh great finally it’s working jeez 😖
blacksheep837 (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
OK....my printer has no problem printing money....loaded one each 1-20 and all printed just fine....PROPAGANDA maybe??
Shyan Marie (8 months ago)
I ran into this when trying to get high res samples to make fantasy money It bricked my y printer
TheBestLettuce (8 months ago)
What about money erasers you find at the book fair, lol?
TheBestLettuce (8 months ago)
Paint.net let me edit a dollar bill just fine
Redrield (8 months 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.
Oof (8 months ago)
Why am I rewatching?
Bennie Chen (8 months ago)
But when you get caught defacing currency, can you still pay the fine with the defaced currency?
Bowser (8 months ago)
It’s not a secret now...
Ayden Koss-Marshall (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
Is that really the only thing that the copier won’t copy? <cough cough school copying machines cough cough>
d p (8 months ago)
Don't think there's a eurion constellation on Australian currency... kinda helps that ours aren't made of paper.
SmitiaS _ (9 months 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 (9 months ago)
Why don't all countries move to plastic (polymer) money?
Logan Cressler (9 months 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.
Alex31YTB (9 months ago)
Cant you edit firmware of printers, decompile and edit code of programs?
Michael Turner (9 months 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 (9 months ago)
So uh... https://gyazo.com/2c58010fdea785919baae939d2e16eb3
Ram Karlo (9 months ago)
Guys, Tom Scott did one video on the same topic!
Abdulrahman Elghuwael (9 months ago)
2:41 sponsered by ESPN
ronno (9 months ago)
Artists should put an Eurion Constellation, so people can't access it freely, when it's paid.
Joedoes (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
My new color electronic hp envy allowed me to. Which I did for Educational Purposes ONLY
KingChickenwing (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
2:16 What about that fake money for kids to play pretend with? Don't those count as illustrations of currency?
Vegito5001 (10 months ago)
what if you just make your own photo copier
Omega Z (10 months ago)
Does every computer recognize all formular of drugs, so you can’t study and sythesize illegal drug?
Omega Z (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
just put the eurion constellation on any copyrighted images.
Sreehari S (10 months ago)
You can just use gimp or some other open source software instead of Photoshop
Skyblue Aviation (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Life Hack: You can just screenshot it into the clipboard and paste it right into photoshop and it doesn't care.
Hello Akbhar (10 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months ago)
I printed fake money for a school performance. 😬
timbo (11 months ago)
we had one old printer (with copy) and i could copy money
Kerl Tenerife (11 months ago)
Almost never end well? Alright
William Bertels (11 months 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 (11 months ago)
I photocopy both Canadian and US money on a canon laser printer. Copy and printed just fine. I destoried it right after....
YunnoxxSRB [English] (11 months ago)
Why do you mention Serbia or anything related to us so often in your videos?
Haven Wankerl (11 months ago)
I heard about this a while ago, and tryed to copy a $20 bill, and it worked! Note the bill was in bad condition and I was using a hp office jet pro 8610
Nikole Powell (11 months ago)
it's not illegal to burn money, give me the law number where it says that
Santiago Sepulveda (1 year ago)
dude ur vids are hella interesting
Taylor Pinkham (1 year ago)
GIMP does not have CDS because it's FOSS software that doesn't care about appeasing the world government.
Glitchy Glitch (1 year ago)
It's a really bad thing that Adobe Photoshop won't take a bill.
jiri Habiger (1 year ago)
WoW
Gustavo Gutierrez (1 year ago)
Used to make fake money with other people face for fun. Photoshop never detected anything. Photocopier neither
Jillson Chloe (1 year ago)
What about the Dark knight scene where Joker burned all the money?