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06-17-2010, 01:43 AM
Can someone please tell me how I can lock images on my website so that no one can go on there and copy them for themselves? Thank you. www.beachbumhedgehogs.com (http://www.beachbumhedgehogs.com)

06-17-2010, 02:33 AM
You can't. That is why some sites watermark their photo images, to discourage the theft of their work. I would suggest though, that you use a copyright symbol on your site and I know some blog and website owners remind people not to use images without written permission. This will remind honest people that it is your work.
I am aware that just by being online, others could use my images or copy. I prefer to believe that the majority of people are honest and would never think to steal anything (including shoplifting) but are unaware of what copyright really means. Therefore I cannot lump them in the same category as the intentional thieves and pirates.
Those photographs are sure cute though so I understand your worry.
Just a thought, maybe you could have a heading that reminds people that the photographs are not to be copied, but that you would be thrilled if they sent a link to their friends to show off your gorgeous little creatures.

06-17-2010, 07:31 AM
You can do it if you are willing to pay for the service.

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06-18-2010, 06:48 AM
Not Possible to stop copying.