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[nycphp-talk] Making text hard to copy

Anthony Papillion papillion at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 04:44:39 EDT 2010


You're right, Ed. It's impossible to prevent someone who wants a
screenshot from getting one. Someone intent on copying information
will do it, even if they have to take a picture of the screen or hand
copy the material.

The goal of this project is just to make it harder for the "average"
enterprise use from copying information.

Thanks,
A

On 8/7/10, Edward Potter <edwardpotter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Impossible.
>
> I can always get a screen shot, shoot it  off to Amazon Turk and have it
> 100% transcribed and sent to my email probably in a few minutes.
>
> There is no way of 100% preventing a screenshot. The core DNA of the
> Internet is built on sharing.  No way of getting around that.
>
> You can make it a bit harder but impossible to prevent copying.  Just the
> nature of the beast.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 7, 2010, at 2:13 AM, Anthony Papillion <papillion at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thank you everyone for your feedback on this problem. In the end, I think
>> the most secure way of solving this problem is to output the text to
>> Flash.   While I know it's fairly easy to download a Flash applet (which
>> would, in essence, copy the text, I believe most of the people using this
>> system won't know that and will be 'safe enough'.   Additionally, if I
>> remember correctly, Flash content doesn't show up in a screenshot (though
>> I could be wrong on this).
>>
>> So thank you for the input. It's much appreciated.
>>
>>
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