Image Theft | Copyright | Intellectual Property

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by Cooler_King, Dec 27, 2009.

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  1. Cooler_King

    Cooler_King TPF Noob!

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    There is a discussion underway on a watermarking thread and it has spiralled almost into thread-jacking so I have decided to move it here.

    I am not sure what discussions have taken place in the past on TPF and to be honest I don't really care.

    The technological ability to steal or copy someone's digital property is not a photographic discussion. It is a technical discussion.

    Unless the user is adept in HTML/JavaScript or another suitable programming language then they should remain silent. Just because they personally do not know how to protect their online property does not mean it cannot be done.

    If anyone would like to debate the moral rights and wrongs regarding image theft/reuse then again, that is a separate discussion, a philosophical discussion and I will be happy to debate into the wee hours.

    But be under no illusions. Image theft is not a forgone conclusion and several techniques are available for protecting your images if you so care to use them.

    If you do not feel particularly strongly about your own work (as I don't) then this issue is a moot point anyway.

    However if you are considering turning professional or you would like to protect your images then do not be dissuaded by some posters that claim it is a fact of online life and that it cannot be stopped.

    It can. The internet and web technology is dynamic and ever changing. Furthermore it is user driven. If you have a problem you can guarantee that another user has either developed or is developing a solution.

    There is nothing left to add on this debate.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Well, what a nice discussion that was...


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    Cooler_King TPF Noob!

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    YOU decided to move it here? You're the first moderator I've ever seen with only 26 posts. HA!

    A photography forum is the perfect place to discuss photography theft.

    Seriously, you haven't a clue, have you? If you have any proof, please, like I said in the other thread, post up or SHUT UP. Mkthx.
     
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    DennyCrane No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    cool story, bro
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    He clearly has his mind made up...


    Cooler King,
    Everything you describe would work to dissuade someone from taking your work, but none of it can prevent it.

    Some people determined on stealing another's work may just move on and find another image once confronted with your security measures...

    Other people would simply find another way to take it.


    Yes, security technology is continually improving. At the same time, the technology to get around that is improving too. When the lock was invented, did thieves just stop stealing? No, they found a way to open the lock.


    Like they say - a lock only keeps an honest man honest.
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh ok, so... enlighten us?

    So law is Philosophical?, that's news to me.


    Which are....


    sure there is.... like other peoples opinions....
     
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    Cooler_King TPF Noob!

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    You have not expressed an opinion you have given sarcastic answers and asked questions. I have answered.

    So if you have a relevant opinion let's hear it. If not don't show yourself up with sarcasm or conjecture. You are a moderator so act accordingly.
     
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    :crickets:

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    Well clearly this has turned into juvenile time. There is nothing to add that has not been done so already.

    Oh wait there is.. shortening the buffer overflow so that PRT SCR will not work. Dividing your image into fragments so that they could not possibly be downloaded unless they were assembled by hand by the thief, did I mention transparent Div images?

    Inserting images inside navbar disabled pop ups...

    I am up to about 9 techniques at the minute. How bad do you want this image?

    You want to assemble 1000 individual GIF's by hand just for THAT photo?

    Oh yeh, coding to stop the so called Mac Drag and Drop technique..

    You still trying to steal it?

    Replace the JavaScript functions in your HEAD section with an INCLUDE statement that calls an external JavaScript file (.js). If you're using some DHTML effects that you want to protect, save your style sheet information in an external CSS file

    Oh wait..you got my source code except I save my code locally and the code I use online is devoid of all spaces, line breaks and //notes <----!!> so now you have a txt file of garbage...

    But just to make sure we have also encrypted the HTML code as well so get those algorithms running...

    Sorry. Am I still going? I will stop now unless you know something that the designers of Amazon don't.

    And just in case you are not convinced here is the code to disable print screen.

    I am done here.

    Rekd :D it's OK to admit defeat.
     
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    You haven't put up a picture yet, how can you be done here? Oh, that's how... you can't post a picture I can't steal.

    NOW you're done. :lmao:
     
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