I was about to leave and read a book. But decided to check my RSS feeds where I found this post about protecting your blog’s contents from being stolen considering how local blogs are plagiarizing other blogs posts.
The kind blogger explained one of the most important things which is to watermark the picture. It can help, but will be ugly. If you’re willing to sacrifice, go ahead. If you’re not, then good luck! Also, a photoshop wizard can remove the watermark.
The blogger wrote that a WordPress plugin would help. Now THATS cute… Here’s what I did:
So how to prevent this from happening? You can’t. If it opens in a browser it means the contents ARE stored in your computer which can be easily retrieved by either checking the source, checking temporary folder, maybe relying on other quick\small\free tools. But you can’t prevent it (Or else YouTUBE would’ve prevented downloading videos long time ago).
She discussed the third solution which is to report it could help if you’re reporting to Google (Blogger, YouTUBE… etc) or WordPress. But you can’t simply report to a self-hosted website in so many cases like Q8GEEKS.ORG for example (If I ever stole one’s posts).
Yes, stealing posts is a dick move, I’ll give you that. But your measures compromised so many functionalities (Such as highlighting text… Who knows, I could’ve quoted you!).
If you’re just too careful about your contents not to be plagiarized, then simply don’t post a thing. This is the internet. What you write is as uncontrollable as what you say: once its out, there’s no turning back.
Sorry, Danderma for demonstrating on your website. I just had to since you’re a good example.