CopySafe Web Protection
Web plugin is the only technology that can be used in all
popular Windows web browsers
to protect all media from all methods of copy including
Print Screen and screen capture.
- Copy protect images and all other web
- Safe from Print Screen and all screen
- Encrypted images cannot be retrieved
from browser cache.
- Domain-locked images cannot be used
- Images stored on the server are safe
from your web host.
- Images cannot be saved or scraped.
CopySafe Web provides the most secure copy protection for
images because with image encryption
and domain lock, your images are safe even from your staff and
web master, and while on display they are protected from all methods of copy including
Print Screen and screen capture software. The CopySafe Web
plugin is the only method that can prevent screen capture. Other
solutions promising grab protection are either only disabling
hot keys or are just trying to detect some known capture programs. Such
tricks may fool naive and unwary visitors, but anyone renaming
the executable of any screen capture program will be free to
copy as they please.
Controlling Copy In Popular Web Browsers
Most web browsers have been designed to be popular and in doing
so provide the means for anyone to easily identify media with
various options to copy, capture, download and forward it to
others. To maintain user-friendly sites, most webmasters leave
access open to a user's favorite web browser. Consequently,
enforcing copy protection for web pages becomes a most difficult
task and anyone assuming that it can be done with just code on
the page has absolutely no understanding of what is involved.
Browsers are naturally protected from codes on web pages and
servers. They can be made to manipulate the display of a page's
content but not the browsers application nor its integration
with your Windows operating system. The only way to hook into
those resources is by using a plugin that is certified and
approved by both the user and their computer's operating system.
Applying Capture Safe Protection To Web Pages
The CopySafe Web plugin works much the same as other browser
plugins like Flash. It is not shipped with browsers and users
need to download and install it, which ensures that they will
always have the latest version. When a protected page loads, the
plugin is activated and when that page closes, it is deactivated. While active,
the user cannot use Print Screen or any screen capture software.
Image Encryption & Domain LockCopySafe Web encrypted images use
Domain Lock to ensure that they can
only be viewed from your website. Your images are encrypted using an algorithm
based on your
domain name to ensure that they cannot be displayed from any
other website. The encrypted images
stored on the server are safe from everyone, including your
management and employees, and are even safe from your webmaster and
data center staff.
CopySafe Web Insert Method
The method that we refer to as "CopySafe Web Insert" is about
adding a very small encrypted image to a web page to invoke the
ability of the CopySafe Web plugin to protect that web page.
Because it is the loading of that encrypted image that activates the plugin, absolutely any web page can be copy protected by simply adding the
html to display that image.
All it takes is just a few lines of html that can be added to any web page regardless of the programming language used to create it. CopySafe Web is compatible with all types of web applications. For example, you could be using Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal or Moodle, each of which is a PHP or MySql-based applications running on an Apache web server. Or you could be running Cold Fusion, .Net or SharePoint on a Windows server—it does not matter.
The image that you use for CopySafe Web Insert can be as small and unobtrusive as you like. For example, it can only be seen at 20 x 20 pixels or it can be invisible at 1 x 1 pixels. However, you can always confirm if it properly loaded and by adding a hyperlink to the image, you can provide an escape point such as a link to click-to-leave the protected page and to deactivate the plugin's protection.
Copy Protection For All Types Of Media
By displaying a small CopySafe Web image on a web page (insert
method), everything on the page will be protected from Print Screen and screen capture software, up to and including
screen recorders. This means that you can copy protect absolutely
any media that can be embedded on a web page, including Flash
movies, animations, Java applets, 3D objects and
all types of video including ASF, AVI, MP4 and WMV.
Database Integration For Image RecordsCopySafe encrypted images can be displayed using either a Java applet or the ActiveX object as the viewer. Examples of the codes to use with some templates are provided with the software. As the images are encrypted properties, the image converter names them and the file names include information based on the width and height, since these cannot be obtained by the usual means. Thus the only information that needs to be recorded in a database is the file name, from which the width and height in pixels can be extracted. For example, a typical encrypted image might look like StarOfLight_0600_0400_C.class where its width is 600 pixels and its height is 400 pixels. The "C" signifies "CopySafe" whereas an "S" means that the image was encrypted using the Secure Image converter (a different encryption program suitable for Mac and Linux computers).
Plugin Installers, Downloads & Free UpgradesPlugin
installers are available for all popular Windows browsers.
Plugin downloads can be provided from your own website or an
ArtistScope server. The installers and download pages
are provided with the software so that you can customize them to
match your own site design. To keep abreast of Internet changes, plugin
upgrades and ongoing client support is free and unlimited. When an
upgrade is available, the only change needed on your web
pages is the version number used in the detection script.
Varying The Level Of Protection On Different Pages
Full protection can include limiting the use of task bar, menus and the keyboard. On some pages you may want to use full protection; while on other pages such as web forms and mouse interactive objects, you may want to ensure that the user has full use of mouse and keyboard keys.
The default settings is full protection, so you can enable the
following options by simply changing their parameter in the
page's setting file from true to false:
|| Disable Printscreen and
screen capture software
|| Disable Internet Explorer tool bar
|| Disable the keyboard
|| Prevent display to remote/virtual computers
The online demos show examples for each of the above
settings. Your web designer can also nominate to allow/disallow
access according to Windows version, web browser type and
version. For example, in a corporate network you may only want
Internet Explorer 9 browsers to access your web pages, or the
latest version of Firefox or Chrome. Or you may want to block
all older versions of Windows. Whatever the choice, it is merely a
matter of changing some values in your settings file
(insert.js). The same settings file can be shared by many pages
or you can use a separate settings file for each page.
Command Line & Server Side Encryption Of Images
The CopySafe Web software is a Java application that can be operated
or installed on a server and controlled by web pages via
server side DLL
for integration with other applications and CMS solutions.
Server-side installation can enable your site members
to upload images and have them encrypted on the fly. They can
also be included in your member database. Available on request to all
CopySafe Web licensees is a ready made DLL with sample scripts
for use on websites that are hosted on Windows servers. Tested and
proven to be supported by IIS on Windows Server 2003, Windows
Server 2008 and Windows Ultimate, the DLL is provided for free but without warranty.
Website extensions and plugin modules
Extensions and plugin modules are available for working from within
Wordpress CMS solutions to enable
CopySafe Web to be
added to web pages and posts from their inbuilt page editors.