Flash can be copy protected on web pages and it can be most secure
using the right solution.
How to copy protect Flash SWF played on a web page
Flash can be played from web pages using what is known as an
embedded viewer. Embedded Flash utilizes Adobe Flash plugins that
are activated by using object tags in your html code. There are
Flash plugins available for Internet Explorer and all Mozilla browsers like Firefox. Your
embedded viewer can control how the Flash is presented, such as run
on load, page position, height and width etc.
Protecting Flash with CopySafe Web
Once you have your Flash playing from the web page, you can
now copy protect it from screen recording by adding
CopySafe Web to the page.
By using CopySafe Web the page and its media can be protected
from Print Screen, capture and recording.
Your embedded Flash code can play movies from various sources.
The commonly known resource is having a copy of the Flash movie in a
folder somewhere on the website, which unfortunately can be
easily located from the html code and downloaded or played
directly. Such playing also leaves a copy in the web browser
cache for easy retrieval. But the secure method of providing the
source is by using a media server, which when properly
configured can ensure that the Flash movie can only be seen using the
embedded code on your web page. This can also ensure that the
video stream cannot be intercepted and trapped. Other security
options such as security tokens for users and pay-per-view can
be activated in Flash Media Server or added by using
additional plugins server side.
Flash Media Server is readily available and can provide Flash movies on demand (static archive)
or as a live stream (live broadcast). In all cases, to secure
your Flash movies from copy and capture all you need to do now is add
a single small CopySafe Web image to the player page.
Protecting Flash with ArtistScope Web Browser
While CopySafe Web is suitable for applying copy protection for
use in generic web browsers, it is not as secure as when using
the ArtistScope Web Browser.
The ArtistScope Site
Protection System (ASPS) uses a custom web browser that is especially designed to protect web page content and media rather than leave pages as they are and offer them up for grabs, like all other browsers do. The
ArtistScope Web Browser will provide the most secure and impenetrable copy protection not only for Flash, but also for all media that can be displayed on a web page. CopySafe Web will make sure that your media will still be most secure even when not using a stream server.
If your movies are WMV or MPG then the same applies by using a
Windows Media Server. More info here.
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