ASPS Web Site Protection

The ArtistScope Site Protection System (ASPS) provides the most robust and most secure copy protection for all web page media.

The ASPS server filter (for both Apache and Windows) delivers fully encrypted web pages to the ArtistScope web browser that cannot be copied. The ArtistScope browser is the only web browser purposefully designed to prevent capture/save and is the only application that can decrypt and display ASPS web pages. With SSL applied to your site it will also be safe from packet sniffers.

ASPS Protection Features

All media displayed on an ASPS web page is copy protected. All or select pages can be nominated for ASPS encryption while other pages can be delivered as normal web pages, enabling a single website to deliver both normal and protected pages.

  • Prevent all copy and PrintScreen.
  • Safe from packet sniffers.
  • Pages cannot be saved/downloaded.
  • Safe from cache downloaders.
  • Images and media cannot be saved.
  • Safe from data miners.
  • Content not retrievable from cache.
  • For Apache and Windows servers.
  • Available for dedicated servers.
  • Available as a hosted service.

Dedicated Server vs Hosting

The ASPS server software can be purchased and installed on your server or you can use the ASPS Protected Hosting service to mirror your existing web site.

ASPS Software for Dedicated Server

To install ASPS on any Apache or Windows server administrator rights are required so a dedicated or at least a virtual server will be required. If you do not own your own server a virtual server can be rented from GoDaddy for $30/40/month. Otherwise consider ASPS Protected Hosting.

ASPS server software is fully installed by ArtistScope to ensure that server module, licensing and web site settings are correct and functional. Self install is not an option. Administrator access will be required to perform installation.

ASPS Protected Hosting

The ASPS Protected Hosting service is a most unique solution that can mirror your existing website (or part thereof) and deliver it via an ASPS server for display in the ArtistScope web browser. Almost any type of web site can be mirrored and protected. In fact the system has been designed to cater for almost anything, including Facebook pages which might not be an ideal scenario but should serve as an example of what can be mirrored. To close off security, Facebook would have to install a couple of lines of code to their page headers.

Any type of web site can be ASPS protected as a mirror. How ASPS Protected Hosting works is when a visitor clicks a link the ASPS server retrieves your web page and rewrites all subsequent links to use the ASPS server while adding code to the header of your page governed by the settings that you nominate in your control panel. From your ASPS control panel you can nominate which links to protect and which to leave as normal.

The key to ASPS Protected Hosting is that web pages that you want to protect must not be accessible directly. ArtistScope provide a Check-Referrer module for most popular CMS such as Drupal, Joomla, Moodle, Nuke and WordPress that greatly simplify that task.

So that ASPS Protected Hosting can remain economical for all regardless of the data consumed in delivering rich media, only the HTML that comprises your web pages is delivered via the ASPS server. Media such as images, video and Flash will still be delivered from your site or third party media server. However the links to those media resources will remain secure as only the ArtistScope browser can decrypt your HTML and if SSL is used not even packet sniffers can get your media links. The ArtistScope browser does not cache so nothing can be retrieved from there either.

* Click to create a Demo ASPS Protected Hosting account free (14 day free trial).
* Click to view the WordPress Tutorial video on YouTube.


In all cases the server module is installed on your server by our support team. That way you can be assured that the module suits your server OS type and version and that the license key is valid for the server.

Customization of web pages that you want to protect and the copy protection settings to apply to those pages is governed by the meta-tags that you can add. However there are scripts that are easy to add to your page headers and for those using a CMS like WordPress you can use the ASPS Tag Management plugin.

Evaluation & Downloads

To evaluate the different types of media that can be protected please visit the ASPS Demo Site and explore the Guided Tour while using the ArtistScope web browser.

To evaluate the ASPS Protected Hosting service you can create a free trial account that will enable you to experiment with your home site as a mirror for 14 days.

Download the ArtistScope Web Browser

The ArtistScope Web Browser is not designed to function as a popular browser. Instead it has been designed to properly protect web media and can only be downloaded/installed if in full agreement with the User Agreement.

ArtistScope Web Browser : Version

Windows installer for ArtistScope browser   Windows 32-bit and 64-bit   31.7 Mb   Download 

The ArtistScope Web Browser is not a cloned browser as most are. It is neither dependent nor affected by other web browsers. The ArtistScope web browser can be used with any type of web site or web application regardless of the programming language used. In fact it is the only web browser that still supports real browser plugins, ie: add-ons that can interact at system level.

Check-Referrer Modules for Popular CMS

These add-ons will enable you to secure and manage your protected pages:

Drupal module for Check-Referrer Drupal Module Download  48 Kb 
Joomla extension for Check-Referrer Joomla Extension Download  48 Kb 
Moodle plugin for Check-Referrer Moodle Plugin Download  48 Kb 
WordPress plugin for Check-Referrer WordPress Plugin Download  48 Kb 
* Click to view the WordPress Tutorial video on YouTube.

Purchase Online

You can purchase ASPS software for your web server or rent the ASPS Protected Hosting for your existing web site:

Purchase ASPS Server Software

Administrator rights to a dedicated or virtual server is required for ArtistScope to install this solution. ASPS software is supported on all Apache and Windows servers.

ASPS Server Software  Licensing per server/domain   $495 
Installation  Installed by ArtistScope   free 

Rent ASPS Protected Hosting

ASPS Protected Hosting mirrors your existing web site and is provided with a Control Panel to manage content, users and permissions with unlimited use and without excess data costs.

ASPS Protected Hosting Hosting fee per month   $45/month
  Hosting fee per 3 months   $35/month
  Hosting fee per 6 months   $30/month
  Hosting fee per 12 months   $25/month
Account Setup Fee One-time setup fee   $65

When your order is confirmed you will be emailed the login details and instructions for using your new ASPS Control Panel. Note: an existing web site is required to provide the content for the ASPS mirror.

Frequent Questions and Answers

Does ASPS include DRM features like with CopySafe PDF?
No. Most web sites today use a CMS like Drupal or WordPress to manage user accounts and logins. So it is best to use those existing features, use a custom add-on or modify the user management system already in place. Any CMS can be modfied to cater for unique ComputerID by adding a few line sof code and an extra field in the user table. Then logins can record/check the unique computer ID provided by the ArtistScope web browser.
Can ASPS web pages be searched via Google?
No. Only the ArtistScope web browser can decode and read ASPS web page content. This is by design as copy protected content needs to remain impenetrable.
How does download speed compare with normal content?
Apart from the fact that content is not cached, download speed will be the same for any first visit to a normal web page. The system has been designed and tested for high volume traffic with no apparent loss of performance or extra demand on a web server.
Can our own developers install this solution?
No. When installed by ArtistScope teh server licensing is guranteed to work and the selection of server filter guaranteed to work for your server type. For example Apache can come in many different flavours and the various control panels installed by web hosts can alter their configuration. So when ArtistScope installs the filter, if an odd/new server distribution/configutaion is encountered, our team can customize the filter to suit.
Our corporate network uses Firefox or IE. Can these browsers be used?
No. As of late 2015 all popular web browsers dropped support for real browser plugins making it impossible for them to interact at system level which is where copy protection and unique user identification needs to be applied. Only the ArtistScope web browser still supports such interaction and only the ArtistScope web browser can decrypt ASPS web pages.
Which programming languages are supported by ASPS?
All of them. The ASPS filter encrypts and deleivers the final web page, which is the HTML already assembled by your server side code. So it doesn't matter if your site uses ASP.Net, PHP, Ruby or beetle juice to create your web pages.
Can the ArtistScope browser be used on a terminal server?
No. This is not recommended at all because if a user on the same server visits a protected page SQL server functions will stop. ASPS server software can be used on any server, but use of the ArtistScope web browser to visit that content must done from a separate server, computer or virtual partition.
My site uses custom coding so how can I use the CMS check-referrer modules?
Check-referrer modules are provided for most popular CMS bacause the webmasters for those sites are usually are not web savvy. If you are using a custom coded site then your developer can easily create the code to do the same job. The basic requirement is to refuse access to select (protected) pages from all domain/IP addresses except requests from the ASPS mirror server.
How can I view test my protected web pages?
With ASPS Protected Hosting as the administrator you can be exempt from teh ArtistScope browser requirment, enabling you to debug and view source using another browser or tool of your choice. With ASPS srerver software the code that you add to the start of your pages (before the HTML) can provide the option of exempting you by login or IP address.
Can I test the ASPS server software on my server before purchase?
No. But all you need to know prior to purchase can be evaluated from a demo account for ASPS Protected Hosting which gives you 14 days to test/evaluate your own coding and media types on your own web pages.
Can the ArtistScope browser be used on all devices and OS such as phones?
No. Windows is required. However Mac users can install the ArtistScope web browser by running Windows in a Parallels partition.
Are there plans to extend ArtistScope browser support to other OS?
Not possible. All non-Windows OS are useless for real copy protection because they cannot prevent copy at system level. Nor can they reliably identify the user's machine to properly enforce DRM. They are for all intents and purposes, "amusement devices for the masses" and any author publishing their intellectual property for such devices does so at their own peril.