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Re: Preventing a Website from Being Copied

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a web site is something public, and the web has been designed to share
info (not to protect) so there is not a valid way to protect it. But if
there is some content you really want to protect, you can pack it as
ebook, with a tool that provides encryption and secure protection, e.g.
with ebookswriter.


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Re: Preventing a Website from Being Copied

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And if someone cares enough to steal it, they'll just scrape the text
off the screen, OCR'ing it if necessary. Or record it as they read it
with screen-capture software. Or read it aloud into dictation software.

There is no such thing as "secure protection" of information that you
hand to remote users. You cannot give someone data and then take it back.

You can make things less convenient for users who will do things you
don't want them to do, but usually at the cost of making them less
convenient for the users who will use it as you intend, and for
yourself as well. And, frankly, it's unlikely that J Random Author
will produce content of such transcendent greatness that anyone will
really care, so all you're probably doing is losing part of your audience.

If you don't want people to learn your tricks, take up stage magic.

Michael Wojcik
Micro Focus
Rhetoric & Writing, Michigan State University

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