The evolution of Copy Protection for the Internet

The evolution of Copy Protection for the Internet

The need for copy protection to protect the livelihood of artists online was realized in 1998 and the very first effective image protection was developed by ArtistScope, one of the partners providing the SafeGuard Media service. Secure Image was also the first encryption solution for online images that were domain locked, thus making their storage on the server most secure, even from company and webhosting staff.

It was ArtistScope who further developed copy protection to include protection from screen capture, protecting all media from all methods of copy. Displaying and copy protecting media in popular web browsers has always been most difficult, mainly because they have always been designed at cross purpose and to be popular, enable everyone to save, download and collect media and information in many ways.

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