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However the ultimate would be to stop the browser all together from caching my flash movies. I will have literally 100's of flash movies, and the work is priceless and attractive to thieves in my industry, because at some point all my competitiors will have to have this type of program with these images displayed in my flash movies, if they want to sell anything that is ;)
Any ideas would be TREMENDOUSLY Appreciated!
Any suggestions for that?
Oh, in addition, I would only want to have that page that uses the flash to not be cached, I ofcourse for ranking and such would like to continue having the rest of the site operate normally with spiders and such.
But ultimately stoping them from being cached would be the best, if possible. Would make the whole plan more full proof.
If what Key_Master says works on Apache then maybe there is something I could do, Ive researched this a bit and came up empty, but maybe in here there is someone who has been successful....
"Using a script with online checks within the flash file will prevent someone to steal the swf file and use it."
Kewl program was copysafe but does not prevent cacheing and you have to install a plugin, its more for stoping screen capture, cause it really put the wammy on your computer while viewing the protected page.
IMO you need to properly document and copyright work and then actually ENFORCE it with lawsuits.
Obviously this costs a LOT, but it is very effective for companies such a certain very well known US motorcycle manufacturer.
People with any sense are very wary of using anything to do with that company in a commercial fashion because they sue first and ask questions later.
document and copyright work and then actually ENFORCE it with lawsuits
That's exactly right, IMO. Much energy spent on preventing theft tends to take you away from the positive work where you need to focus, and can often limit your ability to actually reach your audience. In today's climate of information overload, finding and reaching your audience is the big battle -- preventing the rip-off artist is a side skirmish.