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[REBOL] Re: Protecting web images : Rebol/flash , other ?

From: oliva:david:seznam:cz at: 26-Aug-2002 14:38

Hello jose, Wednesday, August 21, 2002, 1:36:23 AM, you wrote: j> Any ideas on how to protect a copyrighted image from j> web stealing ? j> Can I embed the image in Flash via the Rebol/Flash j> dialect and ensure the images can not be copied by web j> users ? If you do that, users will not be able to save it using right-click so some small protection there is, but they always will be able to print-screen.... ... but that's much more work to do.... some people will not be able to run some sort of bots to download tons of images automatically (as I did one time:-) so my conclusion: + embeding images in flash gives you some protection. - some people without flash pluggin will not be able to see them + you may play with some effects (I can imagin some shapes (lines, dots, oldmovies-type-of-effect?) moving across the image so it will be much more difficult to use it by print-screening).... + you can make some slide shows with image preloaders etc. - Rebol/flash dialect is quite slow while converting bitslossless images (I don't have /Pro to play with some libraries support) it's usefull only with basic JPGs - it's quite simple to restore the image using some type of SWF disassembler)