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You can't really copyright a design, though you can protect things like trade dress, logos, etc. Right now I'm hearing that you're "planning" a project that in your opinion is light years ahead of the competition, but the reality is that no one else has been given the change to decide whether or not this is true yet. I'd suggest you develop your product and ...


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One alternative to CAPTCHA and less intrusive with better UX is the honeypot method. It's rather simple: you create an input field in the HTML that you hide with javascript. You then check on the server side whether it was filled in or not, if left empty the visitor is human, if filled in a bot. The reason it works is because javascript is still too ...


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First of all find out what sort of webserver you are using by using the method suggested in this question: http://superuser.com/questions/120783/can-i-detect-what-webserver-a-website-is-using If it's Apache How do I setup authentication on a specific folder using .htaccess? If it's IIS http://serverfault.com/questions/193273/iis-password-protection-for-php ...


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From the Wikipedia article on copyright: Under the Berne Convention, copyrights for creative works do not have to be asserted or declared, as they are automatically in force at creation: an author need not "register" or "apply for" a copyright in countries adhering to the Berne Convention. Declaring and even registering your copyright may still provide ...


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You cannot send data to the client and expect them not to be able to save it. In your case, it sounds like the SVG images are good enough that you don't want to give them away. Could you render them to a raster format (like png) and include the lower quality png files in your presentation instead?


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From the Verisign website, which calls the warranty "Netsure": NetSure® protects certificate holders against certain losses resulting from breach by VeriSign of the warranties included in your VeriSign SSL Certificate. Who knows what that really means.


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You seem to be talking about the right to be forgotten which exists only in some countries in Europe and only applies to sites within that jurisdiction. For that I do not know. As for the rest of the world, this is not a right and any request would be up to the discretion of the site owner. If you have a compelling case, and there are some, then I could see ...


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Here is what happens when a user makes a request to your site: They do a DNS lookup for yourdomain.example.com which tells them it is a CNAME of SOMETEXTXXXX.dv.googlehosted.com They do a DNS lookup for SOMETEXTXXXX.dv.googlehosted.com and get the IP address 1.2.3.4 The browser opens a HTTP connection to 1.2.3.4 and sends the header: host: ...


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You can block Google indexing certain file extensions by using the robots.txt file on your server. SOURCE: Block or Remove Pages robots.txt To block files of a specific file type (for example, .gif), use the following: User-agent: Googlebot Disallow: /*.gif$ The above will block Google from indexing gif files and obviously you just ...


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While you haven't given enough info for anyone to determine whether or not your ideas are unique enough to be patentable, there is precedent for patenting really stupid ideas for which prior art clearly exists. For example, pop-unders were patented, as was Amazon one-click checkout, as was menu-based navigation for MP3 players. So if it's an actual ...


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I'm suggesting you cloudflare services, see http://www.cloudflare.com/features-security I have the CloudFlare Free plan and it suit my needs perfectly, Fast DNS (geo), Caching and Threats blocking.


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Depending on your environment you could use Akismet too. It was created to fight blog comment spam.


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cPanel is not meant for this purpose. paulmorriss says: Do the developers have to use cPanel? Can they just use FTP to get at their directories? Lèse majesté says: I don't see why any developer would want to use cpanel over shell/sftp. It's easier to just create a separate shell/sftp account for each dev and limit them to their own directory. If ...


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Are there any good tools that automatically monitor this background activity (specifically activity that throws errors on the web & db server) and proactively deal with these source(s) of mayhem? "CloudFlare leverages the knowledge of a diverse community of websites to power a new type of security service. Online threats range from nuisances like ...


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I would expect a contract for a website design and development to contain clauses that transfer the rights to the design and code to the client after the work is done. So it is no longer "your" code and design, save for personal rights. What you are really asking here is what you can do if your client wants to change the contract. That depends on the ...


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Filing a DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) notice or a spam report is one way to let Google know that your content is original & make them take action against the site that has copied your content.


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Google try to detect and protect against click fraud themselves: http://adwords.blogspot.com/2006/03/about-invalid-clicks.html Fighting invalid clicks aggressively is in Google's best interest and essential for us to maintain a viable business. There's more information here: http://www.google.com/adwords/adtrafficquality/overview.html


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The comment by @Sparky672 is spot on. There's rarely need to resort to an official C&D (cease and desist), but I would guard IP vigilantly. If the property is worth it, which it sounds like it is, consider measured escalation. Also, there are websites (Google, Internet Archive) that can be used to show the status of a website in the past. Not sure if ...


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Civil penalties for copyright violations are stiff. I always send a certified letter to the owner of the site as well as the hosting company notifying them that I am the legal copyright owner of the content and that I consider their site to be a derivative copy of mine. Mention that by copying your ideas, text, content or pictures, etc. they are in ...


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I'm pretty sure the SSL warranty is for the end user and that if the SSL issuer issued the cert to a fraudulent site that stole the end users money or identity they would pay out.


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You have a lot of choices legally and I am not a lawyer so you should definitely find and contact one that specializes in small business or internet business. My opinion is that if you plan on having your site charge money at any point or providing a service to busineses, there is value in setting up an LLC because that way people and companies cannot sue ...


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I believe this is what you're looking for: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ I also strongly agree with Steve and Lese.



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