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how can i protect an art website im making?


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truebritmega

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Hiya everyone.
Im putting together a website for the drawings i do, but i want to protect the site from having its images etc stolen.
I know i can disable the right click feature with some free webscript, but i know if i have wanted to save something before ive bypassed that by simply saving the complete page lol, is there any way i can stop visitors to the site doing this and stealing my images etc?
I've seen some art sites prevent the source being shown and then the page cant be saved? is that perhaps the answer? and how do i do that?

I use Microsoft front page 2000 to build my sites.

the test page i have put up so far (just to get a feel of how i want the overall site to look) the test site addy is www.pup.s.ukonline.co.uk

hopes someone can help
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The short answer - you cant.

You can load some simple no-right-click java script that may stop a newbie from saving the images, but anyone who knows anything about computers can still get them.

ScHwErV :tazz:
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best method is water marking your images, altho0ugh this is still nto 100 percent it would require a large deal of work id the watermark is applied to the image properly. as they would need to photoshop out the water mark

Wikipedia - says this about water marks
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Hiya everyone.
Im putting together a website for the drawings i do, but i want to protect the site from having its images etc stolen.
I know i can disable the right click feature with some free webscript, but i know if i have wanted to save something before ive bypassed that by simply saving the complete page lol, is there any way i can stop visitors to the site doing this and stealing my images etc?
I've seen some art sites prevent the source being shown and then the page cant be saved? is that perhaps the answer? and how do i do that?


The only foolproof way to prevent anybody from stealing your work is to not put it online in the first place.

Don't forget, people look at the site and their web browser, by design, downloads everything it asks for from your site into its own storage area. It's very well documented where the major browsers keep their downloaded stash and you can get the stuff from there. You don't even need to right-click these days.

There is absolutely nothing you can do to stop people saving pages, images, text etc from your website if they want to and it would be one huge security hole if you could do such a thing. There is no Holy Grail in this.
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