Image Protection! Plea for Advice

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    I would patent and then try to sell the patent. However, I have no clue about the costs of a patent. If you really have confidence in your product, that's the route I would go.

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    I honestly have to say (and you'll agree I'm sure) that 100% protection of anything in the WWW is impossible.

    But, what you propse is along the lines of the taped up ping-pong ball metaphor; if you wrap enough layers of tape around a ping-pong ball, you can make it look like a basketball. Now, anyone can unwrap the tape to get to the ping-pong ball, but there is just so frickin much of it that most people don't bother; the computer can, however, unwrap the tape very quickly...

    I always just use image condoms (see this example)


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    Well ideas are taken all the time.

    A buddy came up to me and said he had a GREAT idea and a general idea of how to implement it. The technique was, to take a 3D object, and make it 2D, so you could have a 2D object that could be viewed from all angles without having to redraw the object at that angle... and then a month later, a game that used that exact same principal, Jet Grind Radio, came out.

    Such is life.

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    >>I always just use image condoms

    no challenge :P

    //Edited for BMJ's question: Almost 18

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    Originally posted by Ride -or- Die
    no challenge :P
    Oh? What's the actual filename of the picture?

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    Couldn't tell you, i don't have the right program to read the script, notepad gives it to me ina mess, so the only name i got was thebannana.gif. It would be easier without the name generator :P

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    >>i don't have the right program to read the script
    Of course you do
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    I should use a PHP script to hide the source....

    <script src="cloak.php?source"></script>

    hmmm....

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    Originally posted by Hammer
    >>i don't have the right program to read the script
    Of course you do
    really...

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    said i could save the image, doesn't mean it would have the right file name, but i can capture any image i want.

    What program would i use then?

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    Any text editor...

    Merely view the source of the page, download the source.js file, open it in a text file, and figure it out from there (scan around until you see ".gif")

    dt3ev.gif, right?

    //edit: Damn you, FYB - didn't see your post.
    Last edited by -KEN-; 10-16-2002 at 05:09 PM.

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    i did, and it was rite in front of me. I missed that .gif and went to the next, the fake....DUH me.

    PHP Code:
    22dt3ev.gif%22%20height 

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    Just a quick quesiton, anyway: How exactly are you planning on stopping printscreen if an image is displayed on the web? Post an example (of a picture that we can't save), and we'll believe you. You need to have people like us test it, anyhow

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    Originally posted by Ride -or- Die
    i did, and it was rite in front of me. I missed that .gif and went to the next, the fake....DUH me.

    PHP Code:
    22dt3ev.gif%22%20height 
    You just need to find it, and delete all of the %XX's areound it to make sure you've gotten the right name. Optionally you could find a webpage or program to translate them, but who cares?

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