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Nucleus

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Security question/issue/request
« on: May 11, 2004, 11:11:24 am »

I dont know if this is possible but i'll ask anyway.

I have a coppermine photo gallery all set up on my local webserver, i have 14 albums and 1150 photos in it.

I am thinking of putting it online, but i simply do NOT want anyone taking these pictures from my gallery.

Now, i found this script, that protects the images from right click, and i put it in my theme html file.

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<head><META HTTP-EQUIV="imagetoolbar" CONTENT="no">
<script language=JavaScript>
var message="";
function clickIE() {if (document.all) {(message);return false;}}
function clickNS(e) {if
(document.layers||(document.getElementById&&!document.all)) {
if (e.which==2||e.which==3) {(message);return false;}}}
if (document.layers)
{document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);document.onmousedown=clickNS;}
else{document.onmouseup=clickNS;document.oncontextmenu=clickIE;}
document.oncontextmenu=new Function("return false")
</script>

That protects from right click and from the options bar in internet explorer. But when someone clicks on the picture to open in a new window, this script does not protect that.

Also, there are like 100000 software out there to download whole websites ( http://www.httrack.com )

So, this is just a simple question. Is it possible to protect the images in my gallery?
Is it possible to stop people from downloading them?

coppermine is a great piece of software, and in my opinion, this feature is something that should be in coppermine from day1.

Thnks ppl.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2004, 06:41:13 am by GauGau »
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Re: Security question/issue/request
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2004, 11:59:27 am »

Simple Answer -NO  there is no way to protect your images once they are on the web....
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Re: Security question/issue/request
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2004, 12:32:09 pm »

ok, thanks  :(
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Re: Security question/issue/request
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2004, 01:58:46 pm »

I do hope you realise that this is not an issue with Coppermine BUT  the way web is built....

You can make it difficult but only a bit difficult....
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Re: Security question/issue/request
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2004, 06:44:45 am »

as a side note: this discussion should not be labelled "security", because usually "security issues" are related to breaking tino things, hacking passwords, expliting scripts' weaknesses etc.
As your pics will be visible on the net, they can be stolen. You agreed to that by uploading them in the first place. A burglar in your home is a security issue, a passer-by who picks up something you deliberately placed on the sidewalk is not.

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