How can I copy-protect images?

I am thinking of an idea for a Commerce site, but images will need to be copy-protected. Any ideas?

asked Feb 28 '13 at 05:19 by Unicorn 3.1k3712


Any image you create or picture you take is automatically protected under copyright law (at least here in the US) as soon as the "work" is created, even without notification of copyright.

However, if you'd like to watermark an image to make sure that's clear to your site visitors, I think your best bet would be to add the watermark before uploading the image. At this point, I don't know of a way to watermark all images of a Squarespace site automatically.

answered Feb 28 '13 at 08:56 by DanEvans 964


I'm wouldn't be too concerned about copyright of the images, just that people couldn't download high-res copies of them without paying for the items. Also, watermarking every image would be unfeasible.

(Feb 28 '13 at 10:14) Unicorn Unicorn's gravatar image

If you display a low-res file for sale, you can sell a high-res version. That's one way to protect from people downloading high-res versions for free.

(Feb 28 '13 at 11:21) foleyatwork ♦♦ foleyatwork's gravatar image

Your work is protected by copyright law from the moment of creation.

A trusted digital timestamp can help you prove your work originated with you and make that clear to others. The timestamp represents your work at the time of creation, with your name on it, before anyone else saw it.

A watermark may prevent someone from using your work, a timestamp ensures you can claim it as yours.

answered Mar 03 '13 at 11:23 by TimestampUser 111

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