Copying invisible files

I’m trying to copy invisible files from a CD-ROM (so I cannot change the files to visible before copying because the CD is “locked”)…in the example below, the variable, theFile, would be an invisible file…

tell application "Finder"
  move theFile to theFolder
end tell

The Finder returns a numerical error that does not provide any clues…I’m using OS 8.6. Is there a way to copy an invisible file?Thanks.

I’ve used the copyfiles function of Jon’s commands to copy the contents of a folder which had invisible files, so it works. And Akuacopy of Akua Sweets also will work. However, if you’re files are inside an invisible folder on the CD, then you’ll need sneaknCD to do it.