Is there any way i can block copying the content of my page (pictures)?

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  • #1114569

    misumau
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    My page has several pictures which are made by me and i would want to block that content from being downloadable. Is there any way i can do that?

    Thank you very much for your help!

    The blog I need help with is fotocolectie.wordpress.com.

    #1114725

    markbl
    Member

    Short answer : no.

    Long answer: there are lots of things that you can do to make it more difficult for people (transparent image overlaying the real image, javascript to stop right clicks, etc, etc) but the act of viewing the images downloads them onto the viewers computer, so they’ll be able to catch them.

    There are things that can be done with embedded image players that make things very difficult.

    Have a look at the gallery software sold to wedding photographers – they’re the people who lose the most $$££€€ to image copying, so tend to have the best defences.

    Other than that look at tineye.com or the new google image search to find image thieves and then issue invoices and takedown notices.

    Make sure you don’t host with places that take copyright.

    #1114727

    timethief
    Member

    There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we cannot install any plugins to disable right click. I believe Duotone is the only theme with this feature at present. I hope you are both clear on the fact that disabling right-click is a useless exercise that creates a false sense of security as anyone can defeat it in seconds flat. You are far better served by watermarking your images. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/prevent-content-theft/ and http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2007/10/19/watermark-your-blog-images/

    #1114733

    Two simple methods to deter. Nothing can prevent.

    First, practice watermarking — placing your name, ID or logo on each picture. Lots of FREE software out there to do it. You may already have MS Paint on your computer

    Second, do not upload high quality images, especially if they have value. Only upload low quality images for display. Advise people to contact you privately if they wish to buy the HQ version.

    #1114734

    timethief
    Member

    @notawoodpecker
    ” Second” above is a good inclusion I always seem to overlook. Thanks for posting it.

    #1114760

    raincoaster
    Member

    Third: use Monotone or Duotone themes. Right-click and copy doesn’t work on those themes except on the left-hand side of the most recent post.

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