Protection for Web Page Content
While it is possible to restrict copying in popular web
browsers, the situation is far from ideal as it becomes
virtually impossible to prevent access from every possible
angle. The usual options for copy and save are:
Contrary to what some "copy protect" developers claim, it is
impossible to prevent copy using client side scripting such as
plugin (by installing a custom software) that interacts with the computer at system level system
and "client-side" scripting does not nor ever will have the
permissions to operate at that level. Anyone making claims to
the contrary is preying on the user's and possibly their own
- Right mouse click to "save as".
- Browser menu option for saving the page with all embedded
- Right mouse click to save the page with all embedded media.
- Highlighting by mouse select and copy-and-paste to the
- Click select by mouse and drag-and-drop to the desktop.
- Right mouse click to send to a printer or file driver for
- Browser menu option for sending to printer or file
- Right mouse click to send attached to an email.
- Browser menu option for sending as an email attachment.
- Using Ctrl C or Print Screen to create a screenshot of the
- Using screen capture software and recorders to copy pages
- Locating the download resource of media from view of source
- Using site and file grabbers to download media linked from a
- Using file grabbers to retrieve media from web browser
- Packet-sniffing to intercept page resources and passwords.
Today we have many different operating systems (OS), all of
which fall into distinct family types such as Windows, Linux,
Android, MacOS, etc. So designing a copy protection solution
becomes most difficult and while it might be possible to provide
plugins for all of these OS, in reality it is impossible because
most either cannot support proper copy protection or are too
unstable to survive a rollout, ie: by the time your user
upgrades to the latest update that OS will more than likely be
Securing web page content in popular web browsers
There is no solution that will adequately protect content that
can be used with all operating systems. Yes, there are solutions
available for all OS but they have so many holes and they can be so
easily exploited that you may as well not use protection. For
example, how can anything be considered as being "protected"
when all it takes is a click of the Print Screen button to
create a screenshot of the whole page or part thereof?
However there are worthwhile solutions for Windows computers.
ArtistScope, the founder of copy protection for the Internet and
leading developer of DRM since 1998, provides the most secure
copy protect solutions that are supported across all Windows versions since XP, 92% of all
Internet users are supported. The remaining 8% is a mixture of
OS, 2% of which are comprised of search engines and media
The ArtistScope web browser plugin
ArtistScope provides a CopySafe Service is second to
none when it comes to preventing copy from all methods including
Print Screen and screen capture. CopySafe Web was first released
in 1999 and it is supported on all Windows computers. Site
visitors can use their favorite web browser and to view
protected web pages, they can download and install
the plugin just like they would when encountering Flash for the
Using CopySafe Web on your web pages
Protection is the most secure solution for displaying
encrypted images and it is the encrypted image that activates
the CopySafe plugin when it loads. Consequently any web page can
be protected by simply adding a small CopySafe encrypted image
and any media displayed on that page will also be protected. To
apply CopySafe to a web page all one needs to do is add a few
lines of HTML.
CopySafe is compatible with all types of web applications
CopySafe Web can be added to any web page regardless of the programming language is used. If you are
using a CMS and/or have limited HTML skills, ArtistScope
provides a variety of free modules for integrating CopySafe Web
with most popular CMS solutions:
Why undermine web security for the sake of 5% of users?
Although Mac users may disagree (because they tend to use sites
recommended by other Mac users) usage logs from typical web
sites indicate that Windows users make up for about 92% of their
visitors. Of that remaining 8% only 5% are Mac users with the rest are made up of
odd OS, search engines and
So for the sake of 5% of your site's visitors, why settle for a
web browser that cannot be secure and cannot protect your media
from piracy and plagiarism. Is that the business model that you
want to invest in?
Downloading and evaluating CopySafe Web
The CopySafe Web software is provided to licensed users only,
however there is a
variety of demos online that show how different media can be
protected. You can also download the CMS modules from the links
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