[meteorite-list] website security program glitch

From: Chris Peterson <clp_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Sep 22 23:26:12 2006
Message-ID: <020701c6debf$43c0b3a0$e90478cc_at_SIRIUS>

Since the entire content is fully visible (and copyable) by simply turning
off JavaScript (in spite of the warning at the top, which suggests
otherwise), you have to consider whether the potential of discouraging
visitors is really worth the minimal protection the scheme provides.

Chris L Peterson

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Weir" <dgweir_at_earthlink.net>
To: "Sterling K. Webb" <sterling_k_webb_at_sbcglobal.net>
Cc: "MeteoriteList" <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 8:04 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] website security program glitch

> Hello Sterling and List,
> I was unaware of the inadvertent effects that my HTMLProtector program has
> been causing. As Sterling has acurately remembered, it was after the fifth
> time that whole or parts of my html code were stolen for commercial
> purposes, a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, that I
> installed this software from antssoft, described here:
> ------------------------------------
> HTMLProtector is a tool that helps you protect the content of your web
> page by preventing others from viewing your source code. Additionally, it
> will stop spam robots from extracting email addresses from your pages as
> well as prevent people from using automated downloaders to download your
> entire web site to their hard drive. HTMLProtector offers three JavaScript
> based encryption methods to choose from and a variety of other features
> like right click disable, printing disable, password protect your pages,
> insert copyright information and more!
> ------------------------------------
> I am aware that it's not a perfect solution and that there are ways to
> beat it, but since I haven't been faced with theft of my website material
> since I installed it, that I'm aware of, perhaps those with enough sense
> to beat it are also those with enough integrity to not steal from it. I
> don't think I've ever refused permission for any "reasonable" use of my
> text, including for a few commercial purposes, but I need to maintain
> control over that use, for psychological reasons at least.
> I have added a line at the top of my homepage similar to what Sterling has
> recommended in order to warn of the inadvertent problems it may cause to
> other open programs. Until something better comes along or until it
> becomes totally obsolete for its purpose, I'll keep using HTMLProtector.
> If you feel you don't want to deal with this program then feel free to get
> your meteorite information from the primary journals and abstracts as I
> do -- I actually have always recommended this.
> Regards,
> David Weir
> meteoritestudies.com
Received on Fri 22 Sep 2006 11:20:47 PM PDT

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