By 1980, the first nibble copier, Locksmith, was introduced. These copiers reproduced copy protected floppy disks an entire track at a time, ignoring how the sectors were marked.
Spiradisc was a copy protection scheme used by Sierra On-Line on their floppy disk releases for the Apple II. The technique, developed by Mark Duchaineau, involved writing the data on spiralling paths on the disk rather than in concentric circles. Initially, no commercial copying software or bit nibbler could successfully copy the disks it was applied to.
Games which used Spiradisc copy protection include Lunar Leepers, Frogger, Ultima II, Star Maze, Jawbreaker, and Maze Craze Construction Set.
Eventually, Copy II Plus version 5 was able to successfully defeat this copy protection.