View Full Version : In DEEP trouble ..Help!

12-11-2005, 06:51 AM

i recently installed website statistic analyzer on my site.. and it was my 4th day after installtion and i noted that some mister as***** has done my website ripping with a website downloader software Website Ripper Copier 3.
Unlucky for him he tested the website pages Offline which loaded many things due to absoulte urls of my website logger. I keep maps of city which i made myself which are no present anywhere on internet so i expect this to happen. THOUGH i have watermarked the images but i would like to stop such leeching program to download my website. Any script of value which wont allow website to download or stop user from opening pages offline or force them to go back to my site if pages are tried offline.?????????????????????

12-11-2005, 01:45 PM
1st thing to realize is that if you have content visible on the web then people can get at it, automatically or otherwise.

You know from your stats the ripper that was used so therefore it did not try to hide its identity, however most rippers can be configured to look like a particular browser etc.

Also most decent rippers will make absolute paths relative in the local copy ~

You could use javascript to make offline browsing difficult I suppose but unless you have the secret of cold-fusion etc in your site you mostly just need to get over it ;)

google for .htaccess for hotlinking but that wont stop a decent ripper.

12-11-2005, 02:47 PM
You can add a text like

"Your allowed to use parts of this website if you contact me for permission"

Besides the usual copyrights on the page there isn't much you can do. You can also add a copyright in the source
code, that the page layout cannot be used without permission.

I am still a pro for opensource, as it is a language we are working with. It kinda sucks though if you create a webpage
that somebody copies it directly, life sucks, get over it. ;) See it as a compliment.

Personally I don't mind people copying my website. But I am just a open source kinda guy.
Plus I wouldn't have learned what I learned without other people. So just view it that way. ;)

The watermarking images will protect your images, or at least redirect people to your website. Where you can always add a disclaimer that the images are appearing on other websites without permission and then contacting the hoster/provider of that ripper that is using your images. (sincere question) Also something to make sure of, do you have permission from Google to watermark the images?