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  1. #1
    Frank Guest

    protecting content on the web


    I have a client that wants to sell his content on the web.

    He wants to control how long it can be viewed and if it can be saved or downloaded.


    does anyone know of an application that does that??

    please respond

    Frank


  2. #2
    Michael Guest

    Re: protecting content on the web

    Frank,

    What is the content? That will affect the solutions or suggestions you get.
    For starters, regarding viewing concerns, you can place screen shots of the
    content and place a watermark or text over the image so its not usable in
    that state. Or only show previews of the content and not everything so its
    not usable as is.

    RE the download concerns, once you get confirmation from the payment
    transaction, create a unique ID or password in a "downloads "table with a
    bit column for "Used" or "Downloaded". Make the download page require this
    ID or pswd and once the download is complete update the "Used" column. The
    download page should check the "used" column and only begin download if the
    bit is 0.

    Just a thought.
    Good luck!

    --

    Michael A Sanchez
    Runtime Web Development
    Dynamic Websites
    Business Applications
    Web: http://www.RuntimeWebDev.com
    Email: MSanchez@RuntimeWebDev.com



    "Frank" <frank_tripucka@post.com> wrote in message
    news:3f4a209e$1@tnews.web.devx.com...
    >
    > I have a client that wants to sell his content on the web.
    >
    > He wants to control how long it can be viewed and if it can be saved or

    downloaded.
    >
    >
    > does anyone know of an application that does that??
    >
    > please respond
    >
    > Frank
    >




  3. #3
    Austin Gonsoulin Guest

    Re: protecting content on the web


    Michael

    IMHO watermarks are an elementary solution. any good graphic artists with
    some photoshop experience can make an image look as good as the original.

    On Simtel, I downloaded a neat application called AllRights
    ( http://www.simtel.com/product.php?id=67657 )
    It has some real neat features for protecting images..like allowing the
    system administrator to cause the image to be distorted/pixilated etc. after
    a certain amount of viewing time.

    It also allowed me to totally prevent images from being cached or downloaded
    or screen captured or printed!!!

    Do you Michael or Frank know the program??



    "Michael" <msanchez@runtimewebdev.com> wrote:
    >Frank,
    >
    >What is the content? That will affect the solutions or suggestions you get.
    >For starters, regarding viewing concerns, you can place screen shots of

    the
    >content and place a watermark or text over the image so its not usable in
    >that state. Or only show previews of the content and not everything so its
    >not usable as is.
    >
    >RE the download concerns, once you get confirmation from the payment
    >transaction, create a unique ID or password in a "downloads "table with

    a
    >bit column for "Used" or "Downloaded". Make the download page require this
    >ID or pswd and once the download is complete update the "Used" column. The
    >download page should check the "used" column and only begin download if

    the
    >bit is 0.
    >
    >Just a thought.
    >Good luck!
    >
    >--
    >
    >Michael A Sanchez
    >Runtime Web Development
    >Dynamic Websites
    >Business Applications
    >Web: http://www.RuntimeWebDev.com
    >Email: MSanchez@RuntimeWebDev.com
    >
    >
    >
    >"Frank" <frank_tripucka@post.com> wrote in message
    >news:3f4a209e$1@tnews.web.devx.com...
    >>
    >> I have a client that wants to sell his content on the web.
    >>
    >> He wants to control how long it can be viewed and if it can be saved or

    >downloaded.
    >>
    >>
    >> does anyone know of an application that does that??
    >>
    >> please respond
    >>
    >> Frank
    >>

    >
    >



  4. #4
    Michael Guest

    Re: protecting content on the web

    Not familiar with it. Very interesting though, good info in the case of
    images.


    "Austin Gonsoulin" <austin_gonsoulin@juno.com> wrote in message
    news:3f4dda6f$1@tnews.web.devx.com...
    >
    > Michael
    >
    > IMHO watermarks are an elementary solution. any good graphic artists with
    > some photoshop experience can make an image look as good as the original.
    >
    > On Simtel, I downloaded a neat application called AllRights
    > ( http://www.simtel.com/product.php?id=67657 )
    > It has some real neat features for protecting images..like allowing the
    > system administrator to cause the image to be distorted/pixilated etc.

    after
    > a certain amount of viewing time.
    >
    > It also allowed me to totally prevent images from being cached or

    downloaded
    > or screen captured or printed!!!
    >
    > Do you Michael or Frank know the program??
    >
    >
    >
    > "Michael" <msanchez@runtimewebdev.com> wrote:
    > >Frank,
    > >
    > >What is the content? That will affect the solutions or suggestions you

    get.
    > >For starters, regarding viewing concerns, you can place screen shots of

    > the
    > >content and place a watermark or text over the image so its not usable in
    > >that state. Or only show previews of the content and not everything so

    its
    > >not usable as is.
    > >
    > >RE the download concerns, once you get confirmation from the payment
    > >transaction, create a unique ID or password in a "downloads "table with

    > a
    > >bit column for "Used" or "Downloaded". Make the download page require

    this
    > >ID or pswd and once the download is complete update the "Used" column.

    The
    > >download page should check the "used" column and only begin download if

    > the
    > >bit is 0.
    > >
    > >Just a thought.
    > >Good luck!
    > >
    > >--
    > >
    > >Michael A Sanchez
    > >Runtime Web Development
    > >Dynamic Websites
    > >Business Applications
    > >Web: http://www.RuntimeWebDev.com
    > >Email: MSanchez@RuntimeWebDev.com
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >"Frank" <frank_tripucka@post.com> wrote in message
    > >news:3f4a209e$1@tnews.web.devx.com...
    > >>
    > >> I have a client that wants to sell his content on the web.
    > >>
    > >> He wants to control how long it can be viewed and if it can be saved or

    > >downloaded.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> does anyone know of an application that does that??
    > >>
    > >> please respond
    > >>
    > >> Frank
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >




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