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Hi,

I recently got to know that by encoding IP addresses and adding a timeStamp in the html code of the web page will allow us to detect if the code is copied and even catch who copied it. But i'm still unable to find out how can it be done ??

please can any one help me with this... :)

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@kassadb

I recently got to know that by encoding IP addresses and adding a timeStamp in the html code of the web page will allow us to detect if the code is copied and even catch who copied it. But i'm still unable to find out how can it be done ??

Are you asking for an opinion or a code?

Adding timestamp is more PHP or you can used javascript.

But this question you ask has nothing to do with HTML & CSS at all?

My personal opinion it doesn't really matter because you can't prevent anyone from doing that.

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@LastMitch

Are you asking for an opinion or a code?

i'm asking for an opinion, a way to solve this problem.

My personal opinion it doesn't really matter because you can't prevent anyone from doing that.

Yes we can't prevent that, but can we detect that its being copied by someone and whether we can track who copied it.

hope you can help me :)

Edited by kassadb

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Yes we can't prevent that, but can we detect that its being copied by someone and whether we can track who copied it.

That might have to do with javascript. You can track the code if someone download it by using javascript but for php you can't. But again, it's really hard to prevent it.

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Did you try copyscape.com ?

They will tell you who copied your content and link. I would suggest try using copyspcape as they are proven and work better than our custom code.

As LastMitch said..you can't stop content copying but you can see who copied and ask them to scrap them off from their website.

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thank you ptduran & Lastmitch for the info :)

Phishers attempt to emulate the look and feel of your web site as good as they
can. Typically, the HTML code and images from your site are just copied. As a
result, the phisher will have to visit the authentic site before setting up the fake
site. Encoding the IP address and a time stamp as part of your HTML code will
likely allow you to figure out when the code was copied from your site, and who
copied it. There are a numerous ways to accomplish this. Adding spaces
between HTML tags, including extra GET parameters, or even watermarking
images.

this is what i recently got to know. sorry for not posting this at the first place. so can you ellaborate this one, i mean i'm clueless how to accomplish this by above mentioned methods...

Edited by kassadb

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Basically what it is saying is if you take the visitor's IP and encode it, hide it in your HTML code along with the timestamp that you visited should you ever come across a page which has copied your code you can look at their code and asusming the didn't remove the encoded IP Address than you'll have the IP of the person who copied your code and the date they did so. It won't prevent someone from stealing your code and it won't tell you if someone has stolen your code. But if you come across your stolen code on another website it may give you an idea of who stole it.

Edited by GliderPilot

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There is another way of making your code too difficult to read by obfuscating your code(instead of having line by line code. it is all mashed up in chuncks). That way you can make code stealers go away once they look at your code. Although, they can still use tools to get the code easy to understand. Or it might be a good option to disable a right click action when they try clicking right click -> view source.

At the end of the day, the web is massive and you're trying to prevent your code from a wide variety of people, it is hard.

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Try suggestions above and then try obfuscating your html source with ioncube.It is free to download. This may not help you 100%, but parsing scripts will probably have to be rewrite before they can grab your page. Most copy cats are from parsed data using a parser.

If your html codes are obfuscated, then the parser will not be able to find the html tags of page.

Edited by veedeoo: more info

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