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Code and Body Protection

Is there anyway to prvent code theft other than cloaking.

     
2:10 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I have achieved top five rankings on the major search engines, but now my competitors are stealing my code and body text. Is there a way to prevent this without cloaking?
2:13 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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2:13 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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there are probably people around here who could steal it, even with cloaking
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2:15 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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They probably would have more scruples than that though.
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any suggestions?
2:25 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I would suggest that cloaking is the only way to go.

If you want people to download your site then they have to be able to download the code - it is fairly easy to get through any normal protection on the code.

Code compression will deter all but the most rigourous of copiers and may even help your SE ranking.

Code compression is where you take out all the spaces and just end up with strings of characters.

2:30 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I was looking at this website [renegadenutrition.com...]
and cannot view the source code from IE. Any idea why?
2:33 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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ebgreen,

I have no problem viewing their code in IE 6 using both right-click and View on the tools bar.

2:34 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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No problem for me - right click was enough.

there are plenty of right click protector javascripts available. But these are easy to bypass.

2:37 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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What about this one from Dynamic Drive?
[dynamicdrive.com...]
2:58 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>Dynamic Drive

Encrypting only works on IE5 (IE6? -probably).

3:00 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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<added>
Oh, and there's a script for breaking it.
2:24 am on Nov 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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It was said that some of the people on webmasterworld were capable of stealing cloaked pages???? How is this possible? Also, it seems that the Altavista submit url link is broken. Does anyone know about this or have an ubroken link?
2:39 am on Nov 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>How is this possible?

Here ya go, someone ;) asked a similar question loooong ago.

[webmasterworld.com...]

4:28 pm on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

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The first poster says that his competitors are stealing his code and body text.

Your body text is copyright if it is original.

Get a letter off to them (solicitors / legal letter) or better yet if you have firm evidence that they stole your body text then use the resulting copyright dispute to promote your website in a non SE way, such as in PR (press releases and articles in your trade press)

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> Here ya go, someone asked a similar question loooong ago

Hey not so much of the loooong - I was one of the respondants in that thread and you're making me feel old! ;)

12:36 pm on Nov 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I originally got the 'body text' from the company whos' product I sell. I all I did was optimize it and now everyone is stealing it. I don't believe I can do anything about copywriting.