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Moodle Extension for CopySafe Web Protection

Insert CopySafe Web Protection into Moodle from the page editor.

This extension enables the use of CopySafe Web in Moodle pages, resulting in web pages safe from all copy including Print Screen and screen capture. By adding a CopySafe Web encrypted image to any web page will add protection for all content on that page including normal images, text and video. So even if a small 20 x 20 pixel CopySafe image is added, when it loads it activates the CopySafe Web browser plugin to control copy methods and prevent screenshots. CopySafe Web is supported in popular web browsers across all Windows computers since XP (92% of net users).
Moodele extension for copy protection
  • Copy protect images and all other web page content.
  • Safe from Print Screen and all screen capture software.
  • Encrypted images cannot be retrieved from browser cache.
  • Domain locked images cannot be used elsewhere
  • Encrypted images stored on the server are safe from your web host.
  • Encrypted images cannot be saved or scraped.

Normally, adding the code to use CopySafe Web on a pages as complex and sophisticated as Moodle course resources can be frustrating even for the most experienced web developer, but by using this Moodle extension, inserting CopySafe Web protection is now as simple as a clicking a button and ticking the checkboxes for the options that you want to employ. From the Moodle course editor you can add CopySafe Web images from the TinyMice HTML editor by clicking the [C] button in the editor's tool bar. The shortcode (placeholder) will then be inserted at the current cursor position. Image size and protection settings can be set as you select the image to use or at any time later by simply editing parameters the in the shortcode.

How the Moodle CopySafe Extension Works

When editing a page or post, click on the [C] icon above the HTML editor toolbar to insert the "shortcode", where the cursor was last placed in the text area. After uploading or selecting an existing image (from a previous upload), you can then nominate the security settings to use for the page or post. Different pages can use different security settings, for example, to allow the submission of web forms you may need to enable use of the keyboard.

 Width   Width of the image in pixels. 
 Height   height of the image in pixels. 
 CaptureSafe  Enable protection from Print Screen and screen capture
 KeySafe  Disable use of the keyboard while the page is on display
 MenuSafe  Disable use of web browser menus (browser-dependent)
 RemoteSafe  Prevent computers using remote or virtual connection from access
 Border Frame  Add a border to the image nominating frame thickness and color 
 Hyperlink   Add a clickable link to the image and nominate target frame 

Default Settings for this Moodle Extension

Default settings can be applied to all CopySafe Web pages and posts. Most useful for corporate networks and others who need to limit access to certain types of web browsers, the default settings page allows you to nominate which ones you want to allow. Any browsers not qualifying will be redirected. You can also select from 3 modes which can be changed at any time:
 Demo Mode  Allows use of the Extension without requiring a CopySafe Web license*
 Licensed  For users licensed to use the CopySafe Web software for encrypting images
 Debug Mode  Displays the HTML for object tag instead of displaying the image

* While the CopySafe Web Moodle Extension is designed for use by CopySafe Web software users, it will add a layer of protection for the page even in "demo" mode. For example, in demo mode, you still have protection from right-mouse-click, drag-and-drop and also control which web browsers can access the page.

CopySafe Web Licensing

CopySafe Web software enables the encryption of images that invoke the CopySafe Web browser plugin when displayed to prevent Print Screen and screen capture. When such an image loads, it activates the plugin and when the user closes the page, the potential to copy is restored. To fully enjoy the protection of this solution, a domain license is required for the software that creates the encrypted images for use on your website. Unlicensed images will not display. Nor will they invoke the browser plugin to enable protection from Print Screen and screen capture.

CopySafe Web Version Detection & Plugin Installation

When CopySafe Web is applied to a web page, a visitor gets redirected for download and install instructions if they do not have the browser plug-in installed. So as a visitor loads a CopySafe Web page, their web browser is checked for the plugin and verified if their version is current. This Moodle Extension includes everything needed for this task, including download and error pages.

CopySafe Web Insert Method

The "CopySafe Web Insert" method refers to the ability to add a small 20 x 20 pixel image to invoke the power of the CopySafe Web plugin. Thus any media can be protected from Print Screen and screen capture. So to protect embedded PDF, Flash and video in your pages and posts, all you need to do is add that small CopySafe Web image.

Copy Protection for All Types Of Media

Note that CopySafe Web provides the most secure all-round protection for encrypted images but when that encrypted image is merely invoking protection from Print Screen and screen capture, there will be other ways that a visitor can save your media, if you let them. For example, a video or Flash movie can still be downloaded directly because the link to your resource can be found in the page's source code. In fact, most video grabbers locate media this way.

So to protect Flash and video from direct downloads and site grabbers, your media needs to either be encrypted and domain-locked like the CopySafe Web images, or they need to be "streamed", which is performed by linking your embedded media player to the media server, instead of linking directly to static files stored in a folder on your website. "Streaming" is more secure because it does not provide a media download, but instead delivers the video in packets. Another advantage of streaming is that media servers can usually detect the speed of a user's Internet connection and adjust download and bit rates for improved viewing experience.

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 parameters in the page's setting file from true to false.

Download For Moodle CopySafe Web Extension

Different packages are available for different Moodle versions. The main difference between these is in the page editor because every time Moodle upgrades, they use different TinyMce resources and the insert control for adding CopySafe Web starts from the page editor's toolbar.

  Moodle module for copy protection  For Moodle version 2.9    969 Kb  Download Now  
  Moodle module for copy protection  For Moodle version 2.8    969 Kb  Download Now  
  Moodle module for copy protection  For Moodle version 2.7    969 Kb  Download Now  
  Moodle module for copy protection  For Moodle version 2.6    969 Kb  Download Now  
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 For Moodle version 2.5    969 Kb  Download Now     

Install Instructions

Note: The packages and install instructions are very different between Moodle version 2.2.4 and later versions because the earlier version requires extra code for the tiny_mce editor. Also, that only modules for version 2.5.1 and later can be used with the CopySafe PDF module on the same web site.

The downloaded package can be uploaded to your website using various means. If you are uploading via FTP or a file manager within your website's control panel you may need to unzip the package first and then upload it folder by folder. The full install instructions can be found in each package in both text and PDF format.

CopySafe Web Moodle Extension Modes

There are 3 mode settings to choose from in the Extension's default settings:
  • Demo : This option will place add a placeholder image at the designated location.
  • Licensed : To use encrypted images that were created by the CopySafe Web software.
  • Debug : Use this option to check the code that is added in place of the image.

Using this CopySafe Web Moodle Extension

1. On the edit article, click on the [C] CopySafe Image Button at the bottom of the Editor, this will open a popup window.
2. On this popup window, you can upload and embed CopySafe Web encrypted images in your current article. When inserting a protected image object, the necessary short code is automatically inserted into the post editor.
3. You can upload new image class documents or select from a list of already uploaded class files. After selecting an image class file you can then set the security options to apply to the page such as:
  • Enable or disable protection from Printscreen and screen capture
  • Enable or disable the option viewing by computers using remote or virtual connections
  • Enable or disable use of browser menus
  • Enable or disable use of the keyboard
Until you have a CopySafe Web software license and real encrypted images, or if you just want to use this Moodle Extension in demo mode to add protection from right-mouse click and drag-and-drop, you can use the encrypted image included with the download or this one. While this 20 x 20 pixel image may not be registered for your website on the Internet, it will function on any test server running at localhost. When prompted to upload or select your first image, you use this one to get started.

Managing Images Used With this Moodle Extension

Encrypted images cannot be rescaled, so the images that you upload need to already be sized to suit your project. This means that the original images need to be scaled before conversion by the CopySafe Web software.

Online Demonstration for This Moodle Extension

More information and a demonstration of this extension and other extensions for Moodle can be explored at our Copy Protection for Moodle website.

Other Moodle Plugins

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CopySafe Web Protection:

About CopySafe Web
CS-Web Changes
CS-Web Command-line
CS-Web Converter
CS-Web Demos
CS-Web Downloads
CS-Web Insert Method
CS-Web Pricing
CS-Web Server-side DLL
CS-Web User Guide

CS-Web Site Add-ons:

CS-Web DotNetNuke Module
CS-Web Drupal Module
CS-Web Joomla Extension
CS-Web Moodle Plugin
CS-Web WordPress Plugin

  • Prevent saving
  • Prevent copying
  • Prevent image theft
  • Prevent drag and drop
  • Prevent printing
  • Prevent Printscreen
  • Prevent screen capture
  • Prevent spider grab
  • Protect images
  • Protect photos
  • Protect pictures
  • Protect web pages
  • Protect Flash
  • Protect movies
  • Protect SWF

This Moodle extension for CopySafe Web is free. However a license will be required to use the CopySafe Web software that is used for encrypting your images and domain locking them to your website.

The CopySafe Web plugin for web browsers that your site visitors use does not require licensing and is available as a free download to the public.


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