Your Hard Work and the Web

Article by YouDonkey and protected by CopyScape

With the explosion of the Internet and the abundance of cheap hosts matched to equally cheap software, more and more people are showing off their creativity. Which is always a good thing to "share your passion", but can all this abundance lead you to your own nightmare?

Being an artist, like most people on this planet, I too want to show off my work. But I can't. Why? It's not safe. My art work will be stolen within 30 seconds... maybe faster. Even protected. Faster than a car thief.

Did you know that:
1- I steal your work, change 60% of the picture, it will be considered mine?
2- There is more than one way to steal a picture from a site? And the tricks are way too easy.

Back to the main question at hand:
"..can all this abundance lead you to your own nightmare?"
Here's the Good and Bad and how your how nightmare will happen.

The Right Click Script - the good thing about this script is disabling the right button on the mouse. The bad side is you can view the source code and steal it there.

Watermarking - the good thing about this trick is you mark your name on the picture. The bad thing is any "paint" program can clean that up.

No Right Click and No Keyboard - the good thing about this script is disabling the right button on the mouse and the keyboard at the same time. The bad side is you can view the source code and steal it there.

No Text Select - the good thing about this script is you can't steal the text off the screen. The bad side is your can steal the text from the Source Code.

Encrypting Your Source Code - The good thing about this program is that you hide your Source Code from being viewed. The bad side is the "Print Screen" button on all MODERN keyboards and mix a little "paint" program and start cutting then editing what you need. Text .jpeg's are fashionable. And I forgot, a mediocre programmer can read the Encrypted Source.

HotLinking Pictures/Graphics - This is another way of theft that can hurt you in two ways. Not only will they steal your picture (actually they use it) but they also steal your bandwidth. How can this happen? They link your picture that is sitting in your web site account to their own site. So you still own the picture, but they use it while you store it.

There really is no way to prevent hotlinking, besides changing the name of your files, graphics and pictures once or twice a month once you notice this type of theft.

So please remember, the your art work is not safe and could be stolen faster than a thief can steal a car. Only put up work you really don't care about. Or throw them all up and keep a clear mind about the final out come.

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