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ArtistScope introduced copy protection to the Internet in 1998. Most developments in DRM since then were created here.

ArtistScope software for copy protection That is so true, especially when considering that none of the copy-cat protectors exist any more. Every time ArtistScope released a new solution, monkey-brains would float a new startup on the stock exchange to bleed naive investors. Sure, copy protection is big business. But the "big" part of it is about how many billions are lost to plagiarism and piracy and not what the "copy protection" industry can earn.

Copy protection is difficult to enforce because it can be breached from many directions. It also not popular because it can be considered as being "intrusive and unfriendly". But the public needs to get real. They do not have the right to copy and plagiarize and to view copy protected content one must realize that it is a privilege given by the content author and that in doing so you abide by that author's rules. Otherwise go away and chew on someone else's car tyres.

ArtistScope software is innovative and the industry standard for copy protection, providing the most secure and most robust copy protection options possible. It is the solution of choice by the military, government, telecoms and many other industries worldwide where the protection of intellectual property and sensitive information is critical.

Making it work


Too many people assume that copy protection solutions can work without changing the file format and requiring a special reader. Similarly, they expect their copy protected web pages to be viewable in all web browsers and on all operating systems.

Well none of those ideas are feasible. To begin the file being protected cannot be viewable in a generic reader if it is to remain secure. For example any PDF viewable in Adobe Reader cannot be protected. But that same PDF encrypted for use in the CopySafe PDF Reader becomes the most securely protected document on the planet.

And so it is with popular web browsers. Over the years they have developed and provided more and more ways of exploiting and copying web media. Their browsers have never provided consistent support for plugins or anything else useful for webmasters to identify users or restrict access. Late 2015 those popular browsers did webmasters a huge favour by dropping support for real plugins altogether. Now webmasters have simpler task and use the ArtistScope web browser in full confidence that it will provide consistent no-nonsense support for their copy protected project.


"We know the technology, we know the customer, and we know the audience. Our systems are the most secure and are affordable; and we stay apace with those who seek ways to get around protection solutions."

News Releases


2013-04-12 Copy Protected PDF Viewed On Web Pages
2013-02-02 ArtistScope DRM for PDF : New DRM Features
2012-08-05 Copy Protect Plugins for WordPress and other CMS
2011-11-30 Free DRM Service for CopySafe PDF and eBooks
2011-11-10 Free Online eBook Cover Designer for Book Authors
2011-05-18 Secure Hosting Services Built Upon Copy Protection
2011-04-29 ArtistScope Launches The Most Secure Site Protection Imaginable
2010-11-26 DRM Portal Software For Your Own Site/Server
2010-06-25 DRM As A Hosted Service Is More Affordable
2009-02-24 PDF Protection With Total Control DRM
2009-01-18 Total Control Document Rights Management (DRM)
2008-09-30 Server Image Protection and Watermarking (SAAS)
2008-09-24 Secure Image Protection Using ActiveX
2008-09-09 ArtistScope DRM for Total Control PDF Security
2008-07-30 ArtistScope Releases DRM for PDF Documents
2007-12-21 ArtistScope Partners ImageTec in Japan
2007-10-30 CopySafe PDF Released For PDF Protection
2006-06-16 CopySafe Secures All Screen Capture Software
2002-11-02 ArtistScope Releases CD Protection for Web Media
2002-08-29 ArtistScope Reseller of all Oz Domain Names
2001-09-21 ArtistScope at the Seybold Show in San Francisco
2001-08-20 Neotrope assigned for North American PR
2001-07-01 CopySafe PBV For Copy Protected Image
2000-09-09 Secure Image Pro now available for Mac OS
2000-04-20 CopySafe Stops Print Screen and Screen Capture
2000-02-14 ArtistScope Joins OpenSRS As Domain Reseller
1999-10-30 Secure Image Now Manages Multiple Sites for Domain Lock
1999-08-30 ArtistScope Provides First Reliable E-commerce
1999-06-24 Screen Capture Can Now Be Prevented
1998-01-01 The First Image Protection Released Commercially

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ASPS Protected Hosting Demo Revised For Simplicity
The demo site for ASPS Protect Hosting has been simplified to remove confusion over the many different features and options available. The new demo control panel should get new accounts under way for evaluation much quicker and with less confusion.
All Moodle Plugins Upgraded for Moodle version 3.2
Moodle plugins for CopySafe PDF, CopySafe Web and Check-Referrer have been upgraded for the latest version of Moodle. The only significant change required was for version checking which could otherwise prevent installation of the plugin.
Copysafe PDF and CopySafe Web plugins upgraded for changes in WordPress 4.7
Changes in WordPress 4.7 prevented the upload process from functioning properly. This upgarde resolves that issue.
ArtistScope Portable Media released for offline viewing of DRM protected archives
ArtistScope Portable Media (APM) enables authors to distribute Flash and video that can be read while offline (without Internet) while preventing sharing and unauthorized distribution. APM archive can disaply all types of media normally viewed from web pages.
CopySafe Web modules for Moodle have been optimized for the ArtistScope browser
Copysafe Web modules for all versions of Moodle from 2.5 through to 2.9 have been revised to include the ASPS web browser as the preferred browser and alternative solution where "popular" web browsers fail to provide adequate browser plugin support.