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Stealing my ebook

johanhorak Hi all

I want to create an ebook with active e-book compiler and then sell it through clickbank.

Payment and password creation will be done through microcreations

What will stop the buyer from passing the ebook to friends?

From what I have read it seems to me that the ebook compiler (software) checks the serial number on the computer - therefore it will only run on one computer.

Is this correct?



Posted on: 7:30 pm on October 19, 2005
Storyman You've got the right idea. Since there are 1,000 possible passwords there is a 0.1% chance that any two computers will share the same password/registration-code.

My thinking is that I want a user to share the ebook with friends. When the friend opens the ebook on their computer they will see the unregistered version of your ebook. You can even encourage users to share the ebook with friends since the friends will always (sans the 0.1% that share the same password) see the unregistered version.

Posted on: 10:59 pm on October 19, 2005
johanhorak Hi Storyman



Posted on: 7:21 am on October 20, 2005
bebestix This is really similar to the Adboe PDF mechanism right? They use something similar to only allow one computer to view it. I've seen it done with Harvard business journals.

Posted on: 10:35 am on October 20, 2005
Storyman bebestix,

The idea is the same, but can't say for certain exactly how PDF's security to work. The only thing that is certain about PDF is to get the system to work you're looking at a several thousand dollars.

Posted on: 5:34 pm on October 20, 2005
bebestix I see, thanks!

Posted on: 9:36 am on October 21, 2005
Larry I believe I saw a feature in the product description which you can utalize which prevents people from copying, forwarding or printing a downloaded copy of the book. Can anyone confirm and relay their experiences using this feature?


Posted on: 5:57 pm on October 31, 2005
Storyman Larry,

Yes, you can prevent someone from printing or using the left click mouse to select content to copy and paste. It is still possible (this includes all ebooks) for the user to screen capture content (screen captures are nothing more than a graphic of the page and is pretty much useless if the user wants to use the text).

As to the second part of your question about sharing copies of the ebook. Is there any reason you would not want the ebook to be shared IF the ebook is re-locked on the friend's computer? A lot of people consider this an advantage since friends can share an ebook with a friend, but the friend will see the same thing the orginal purchaser saw when they downloaded the ebook.

Posted on: 7:05 pm on October 31, 2005
Larry Thank you for the response.

As far as the book relocking when forwarded to another computer. Cant the reciever just type in the password given to the original purchaser (assuming the purchaser tells it to him) and then unlock the book on his computer?


Posted on: 7:18 pm on October 31, 2005
Storyman Larry,

That's a good question. Activ has a possibility of 1,000 passwords. If you used only 100 passwords the possibility of any two users sharing the same password is 1 in a 100 or 1%. If you used all 1,000 passwords that would mean any two users would have a 0.1% probability of sharing the same password. I don't know about you, but those are odds that I can live with.

Posted on: 10:52 pm on October 31, 2005


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