At some point, Dale, you just have to accept the idea that some will rip off your work. Make sure to include link-backs and watermarks in all you do so you’ll at least get most of the credit. Scoundrels abound.
Hollywood struggle to protect their products and they’ve got a big budget to do so.
As Don says, basically live with it – block the obvious culprits if there are any but don’t spend lots of time on it that could otherwise be spent on something productive.
And be careful with doing protection stuff that’s harder for real people to overcome than it is for scammers (things like Captchas don’t worry scammers as they pay someone else to decode them if their software can’t)
Thanks for the above responses. I did add the website at the bottom of the video.
I’ve been to websites showing a video and I cannot control (pause, rewind, etc) or do a “Save As”.
Does anyone know how this is done? I’m actually want them to have control to pause and rewind, but not download (easily). Does the method need a WordPress site or can I use Weebly site builder in Hostgator?
Being in Software and Web Development for over two decades, I’ve discussed this with many people…
The bottom line is some things are “easier” to protect from “pilferage.” Those are usually downloadable software and web applications. Downloadable software can be protected with licensing systems. Web applications can be protected using membership plugins, licensing systems or custom code. All of these allow the creator to “turn on” and “turn off” a person’s access.
As far as MP4s and PDFs, it is a different ballgame. For the MP4s and PDFs, you could put the best “protection” in place. The “pirate” could simply go through your MP4 or PDF while running a “screen capture” program. For the PDFs, the “pirate” could simply take “screen shots” and create one image file.
In the end, for the “stolen” MP4s and PDFs, I’d look at those the same way Sean does… a way to increase your “reach.”