[thelist] Re: securing images

Jay Turley jay at weberrific.org
Thu Sep 7 15:30:04 CDT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Conrad E. Muller [mailto:muller at akdocs.com]
> No matter what you do, anyone can capture a picture off of 
> the screen. On Windows you just hit the
> Print Screen key and edit/copy the resulting graphic into any 
> paint program.

Okay, I just have to throw my $.02 in here. The newer image-protection 
items are plug-ins. To my great surprise, after downloading one to play 
with it, I discovered that it had *broken my print screen capability*. Bad 
plug-in! I never asked for you to do that to my computer, or approved it.

If you are in the business of selling images, and you don't mind forcing 
your customers to get the plug-in to use your site, I can see the value. 
But for me, if I go to a site that has one of the image-protection schemes 
on it, and am prompted for a downloa, it's bye-bye to that site. I don't 
appreciate content that disables the functionality of my PC.

- Jay Turley ---------------------------------------------------------
 "Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology"

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