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forkinpm

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Hallo!
I am a writer and am about to publish a book on German Unemployment in both English and German Versions with sites to promote in both languages.
I intend to protect against visitors copying or downloading from my site by using EXE files on the site. Has anone useful experience on such to share with me.
My intent is to sell copies of both book and site content and to offer users co-operative platforms. For this reason I wish to protect my material and will thus also use the services of Copyscape.
If any of you, who read this, have done the same and would be willing to share experiences and information on methods I would be grateful to hear from you.
Look forward to hearing from any of you. Kind regards, forkinpm.

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I write and am about to publish a book on German Unemployment and wish to protect the context of sites in English and German promoting the book. I am also contemplating selling the content and use a EXE file to protect the content against copying.
Regards, forkinpm.
stapel

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I haven't done what you're looking to do, but many have. I think what you need is a method of "secure" download. When a client pays for a copy of the product, the client is provided with a one-time-use passcode of some sort. The client then logs into your secure download area, enters the single-use code, and then the download starts.

Since the passcode is single-use, nobody else can use it to initiate a download. Even if the one client passes the code around, you'd still be safe.

Of course, there is likely nothing you can do about somebody re-selling or otherwise re-distributing copies of your text. That is, unfortunately, a hazard of e-publishing. On the other hand, since you're not selling porn or warez, etc, I doubt you'd attract the sort of folks who would be tempted to scam you in that way.

A good place to start might be your web site's host. Ask about secure shopping carts and downloads. You may also need an SSL certificate.

Good luck!

Eliz.


forkinpm

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Hallo!
From Stapel I had an interesting response and will pursue his or her suggestions. If the results are worthwhile I will relate them to the forum
Thanks and regards, forkinpm.


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I write and am about to publish a book on German Unemployment and wish to protect the context of sites in English and German promoting the book. I am also contemplating selling the content and use a EXE file to protect the content against copying.
Regards, forkinpm.
WilliamK

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If you need copy protection for documents and e-books, have a look at Copysafe PDF which is safe from Printscreen and screen capture and the document cannot be dissembled to get the text.

http://www.artistscope.com/copy-protect-pdf.asp

They also have solutions for preventing the redistribution of document copies.

stapel

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In the years since this thread was originally posted, I have run across a cheap but secure download service: e-Junkie.com
 
For five bucks a month, payable through PayPal, you can put your documents, files, whatever, on the e-Junkie server, and e-Junkie will handle the payment processing and the secure downloading.

(As for PDF security, just about any PDF-converter will allow the author to set "permissions", such as copying or printing.)

Eliz

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