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Old April 7th, 2010, 04:54 PM
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So I guess immitation is a form of flattery, but this guy could at least use a picture of one of his own work, not ours:

his site:
http://www.defender4x4.com/page3.htm

Our work:
http://www.eastcoastrover.com/Bulkhead.html

Do any of the web gurus here know how to make it so pictures can't be taken off the ECR site, or is that just a lost cause?
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:01 PM
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Nasty email/letter almost always works.

Google for an example of what to say.

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edit: misread that question, disregrd my comment

edit2: I have seen people put watermarks on the pictures, but that ruins them IMHO.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:02 PM
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<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1">
<!-- Original: Martin Webb (martin@irt.org) -->


<!-- This script and many more are available free online at -->
<!-- The JavaScript Source!! http://javascript.internet.com -->


<!-- Begin
function right(e) {
if (navigator.appName == 'Netscape' &&
(e.which == 3 || e.which == 2))
return false;
else if (navigator.appName == 'Microsoft Internet Explorer' &&
(event.button == 2 || event.button == 3)) {
alert("I'm sorry, The Right click option on your mouse has been disabled for the download window pages.");
return false;
}
return true;
}


document.onmousedown=right;
document.onmouseup=right;
if (document.layers) window.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);
if (document.layers) window.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEUP);
window.onmousedown=right;
window.onmouseup=right;
// End -->
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:08 PM
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<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1">
You really can't stop it...in Barry's example that will stop the right click. But people will just screen shot and crop if they really want it!

Best to watermark your images before upload with your logo (screened back)
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:09 PM
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How am I supposed to have new ECR Desktop backgrounds if you block the right click??
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:12 PM
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block the right click is easy and most people wont screen shot. Too much effort.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:29 PM
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Put a watermark in your image(s)...

Something like this:
http://www.plumamazing.com/mac/iwatermark/
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:39 PM
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Thanks all.
I hate to watermark stuff because I agree with Ron, it looks bad. I know when I got to sites hat have watermarks I don't like the look of it.

I really don't care about hobbyists using the images, its just commercial places using our images that bugs me (take your own dang pictures!). In the last week I have had quite a few web sites pointed out to me that all used ECR images as their own work, including one place in Canada that showed our #157 110 resto. as "one of the trucks they recently built".
2 responded to emails to take them down and did so, but the others... nothing.
No huge deal, just wanted to know if there was some super easy way to stop it, as my web skills are very very limited.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:56 PM
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Is it your friend Creed at the Montana division again?

-Jeff

No, haven't heard from/about him in quite some time. I think he finally gave up (or someone he ripped off went up there and buried him in a ditch). His web site appears to be MIA as well.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:57 PM
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Just add the code to your pages and right click will go bye bye
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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:03 PM
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Just add the code to your pages and right click will go bye bye
OK, I tried it on the index page, but I can't test it because I have a Mac...

http://www.eastcoastrover.com
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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Just imagine they were able to actually steal what you created. Thats what happens to me daily. Probably not worth the effort. The guy is still taking commissions for 2010 and you arent taking them till when.... 2013? Barrys advice is probably a good way to go about it. Spending your time with Cease and desist letters probably isnt.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:12 PM
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Don't bother with the disable right click. It takes less than 5 seconds to get around and is more a nuisance to people who want to use them for personal use than an actual deterrent. That's what 10 year old web designers used to use 10 years ago...

Just put a little ECR overlay down in the lower right hand corner or something. You don't need to cover the image. Or just deal with it if it doesn't do any direct harm... It's their problem their misrepresenting their work.

Honestly they probably just don't know how to create their own images for their websites.

If it REALLY is a problem for you, you can slice all your images up into four or five pieces and have it display as one on your site, but if someone goes to download them they just get pieces. It kind've has the same effect as disabling right click, however.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:37 PM
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I would think for the type of people who are really "car" people and not web guys, the right click would stop them but what do I know. I only work web development firm (not a developer)

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Don't bother with the disable right click. It takes less than 5 seconds to get around and is more a nuisance to people who want to use them for personal use than an actual deterrent. That's what 10 year old web designers used to use 10 years ago...

Just put a little ECR overlay down in the lower right hand corner or something. You don't need to cover the image. Or just deal with it if it doesn't do any direct harm... It's their problem their misrepresenting their work.

Honestly they probably just don't know how to create their own images for their websites.

If it REALLY is a problem for you, you can slice all your images up into four or five pieces and have it display as one on your site, but if someone goes to download them they just get pieces. It kind've has the same effect as disabling right click, however.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:11 PM
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The fun ones are when they don't even bother to host the photos themselves, and just link to your website where you have it hosted. Had that happen a few times, before I started putting a watermark on everything.

I always had fun with it when that happened. I would change the photo by adding some kind of text across it that said something like "I stole this photo from (website), who did the real work, and am now stealing his bandwidth too".

Definitely keep an eye on your web traffic stats, and watch anything that looks a bit wonky. Then either send a cease-and-desists, or use it to your advantage as free advertising.

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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:17 PM
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Technically your photographs are intellectual property and are copyrighted the second you take them. Make sure you post that somewhere on your website. If you have photoshop you can imbed that information into the code of the actual photograph, but that may be more trouble for you than it's worth. Then just send a nasty email or letter threatening to sue. Otherwise there is not real way to stop it. I run into this issue all the time as an amateur photographer.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:48 PM
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I agree, takes no time at all to get around this if they really want it. http://www.eastcoastrover.com/BR130/Final.jpg

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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:00 PM
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Just put a little ECR overlay down in the lower right hand corner or something. You don't need to cover the image. Or just deal with it
Thanks guys. Guess I'll just deal.
The guys that swiped the pictures of 110 #157 just hazed out the background and then wiped the ECR ROX sticker off the slider in photoshop... so another little logo/watermark will just be wiped off too.

Maybe I'll make a page on the ECR site that lists who is using swiped images.
Well.... maybe not, as that would just give them more traffic.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:52 PM
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Cloaking

We deal with this all the time in our industry...Our clients dislike the right click javascript and also think the watermark is a pain. so we actually do the following...

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Cloaking

A lesser-known nifty trick is to cloak images behind a transparent gif. Place the original image on the page in a table or layer, then place a transparent GIF image the same size over the top. When users right-click the image they will save the transparent GIF and end up with nothing.


text from: mediacollege.com
http://www.mediacollege.com/internet...rotect-images/



---------------------------------------


Ummmmm, i actually copied and pasted this from another site because i was lazy...but gave credit where credit is due...
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:53 PM
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OK, I tried it on the index page, but I can't test it because I have a Mac...

http://www.eastcoastrover.com
Mike,

It worked on your Index page . . . right clicky, no worky.
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