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Hi,

I'm setting a course on my website. However, I found no info when I searched how I can add DRM (digital rights management) on my website to activate some actions to protect the course materials from being screen-recorded/shotted. 
Do you have any idea if I can use css with codes on squarespace websites or any feature already set on squarespace to blank screen recording?

What are your best recommendations for my concerns about the digital data protection like not allowing to save/download videos and course materials & screen recording the course page?

I basically want to have my course materials be browsed online after purchasing the course and only the clients can go through the course online without being able to screen record or download the materials.

Thank you.

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You can't protect your media. If someone can see it on their screen then it can be captured.

The only thing I can suggest is to watermark your media. This doesn't prevent capture but it might help in discovering blatant use of your media. Watermarks can be removed of course.

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Thank you Creedon. You are absolutely right.

I have considered the watermark and copy right stamps on my medias. I have seen on some websites when I take a screenshot or try to screenrecord, the page turns into blank or bluring either the whole page or some parts containing medias on the webpage, even I have seen pages pause the audio when a screen-recording starts or a screenshot took a place while the page is open. I was wondering if there are some codes can be used for this or if Squarespace offers some sort of protection tools over medias from being downloaded or screen-recorded. 

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There are techniques to make it harder for the casual user to easily make copies of your media. I don't have any pointers to code that does this.

These techniques will not stop someone who is motivated to get your media.

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15 hours ago, HanaAH said:

I'm setting a course on my website. However, I found no info when I searched how I can add DRM (digital rights management) on my website to activate some actions to protect the course materials from being screen-recorded/shotted. 

As @creedon has explained above, there is no foolproof way to fully prevent videos (or other digital content) from being copied, even though the law is on your side.

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a significant expense and this precludes the use of this on consumer platforms. For example, to use DRM on Vimeo you'd need to use the Enterprise plan on their OTT (over-the-top media) service. Pricing for this is only available on application but let's just say it is more than $600 per month.

That said, I agree with @creedon that there are ways to minimise risk. These will depend on how you are hosting the video (natively on Squarespace or embedded via a video streaming service). If you are hosting them elsewhere, take care to:

  • configure video privacy settings so that only your intended audience can watch the video (by being authenticated on your member site)
  • Use embed domain restrictions to ensure your video cannot be embedded on other sites.
  • Disable downloading of your video. It's much easier to copy content by download. Screen recording isn't the highest risk because it is real time, and takes an hour to record an hour of content.

If you've followed this advice and you can prove content is your own (if copied) then you've probably done as much as you can. If you find your content has been copied without your permission, you'll be able to mount a legal challenge to have it taken down.

That said, I hope you'll be able to concentrate on being creative and producing content that helps others, without being distracted by the actions of others.

 

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16 hours ago, paul2009 said:

As @creedon has explained above, there is no foolproof way to fully prevent videos (or other digital content) from being copied, even though the law is on your side.

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Thank you so much for your comment. All the provided info & advices are beneficial and valuable.

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I appreciate the insights shared so far. However, I am curious to know if it is possible to use DRM on the site to protect ebooks and video. I understand the cost for DRM is high, but besides this factor, is there still a way to use DRM software on digital downloads/ebooks on the Squarespace?

Thanks! 

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What about just protecting the massive amount of time that goes into text content?  Even a basic 'no copy' feature from the live site!

Parts of my site are like a PhD. Why are there no DRM plug ins from Squarespace partners?

Break it down into tiers:

Text (including web content and PDFs)

Images - your own

Videos - your own

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