Screen Capture is Prevented

June 1999
The door is closed on screen capture.

Since the release of Secure Image, ArtistScope has been working on closing the remaining door on PrintScreen and screen capture software.

Preventing screen capture is not a simple thing as the image appears in different areas of memory and Java cannot access system level commands. After endless research into how to tackle the problem we opted for a web browser plugin that could interact at system. We approached many developers who we thought had the skills, but the common response was "that is impossible", "who would want to protect images?" and "what a waste of time that will be!". After many dead ends (and dead heads), ArtistScope finally found a team of developers willing to take on the challenge.

A plug-in that can put an end to screen capture now exists. However, the plug-in needed to be activated by a web page object so its commands were integrated into a modified version of Secure Image Protection which already catered for encrypted images. The combined effectiveness of the two solutions created a capture safe environment and the new software became known as "CopySafe". The prototype was tested against all known screen capture programs and found to be most effective.

To prevent CopySafe images from being located from source view, downloaded and used elsewhere ArtistScope devised "Domain Lock" where the website domain was used as the decryption key to ensure that CopySafe encrypted images could only be displayed from web pages on the licensed domain.

The new software was released as CopySafe and revolutionized copy protection for images on the Internet. CopySafe needed no server side requirements and could run from any web site and on any type of web page. CopySafe Web Protection provides the most secure copy protection for images and is safe from all avenues of copying including screen capture.

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