View Full Version : Locking images and video

10-15-2004, 04:35 PM
I have some images and videos I want to put up onto my site, but they are very proprietary, and I don't want anyone else acquiring them.

Is there a way to add pictures or videos to a website, without visitors having access to save them to their own machine? If so, (which there must be a way) can someone please give me some code, or direct me to a helpful site that ca assist me with this? I really appreciate it! Thanks

Roy Sinclair
10-15-2004, 06:07 PM
This is a topic that's been much discussed here and elsewhere on the web. Bottom line, don't put anything on the web that you can't afford to let others copy from you because the act of placing material on the web is what makes it available. Note that there are products claiming to be able to provide protection but we've not found a single site yet that provides real protection.

There's a simple reason why protection doesn't work too, it's as simple as the fact that making it viewable by the end user or audible to the end user makes it copyable. No matter how complex a system you have of protecting the data at some point you have to make it clean for the end user and at that point it can be copied.

If it's too valuable to post where it can be copied then don't post it but if it has no value at all unless it's posted you may as well go ahead and post it. You'll have to resort to the courts to protect your copyrights at that point.

10-15-2004, 09:40 PM
do you want it uncopyable, or uneditable?

for uneditable images turn them into flash files... although i suppose all it takes is a screenshot to bypass that.

bah, never mind