FREE Moodle Plugins for Copy Protection

ArtistScope provides free plugins for adding copy protection and encrypted media into Moodle web pages. Adding any media, especially encrypted media, to Moodle web pages can be beyond the skills of those web developers who rely on the tools provided by Moodle. However these plugins dramatically simply those tasks, reducing them to simple point and click procedures.

Media File Types

Encrypted media use different file names to differentiate their processes so that web servers can better cater for their delivery. For example an encrypted image will no longer use a .jpg or .gif file extension. Consequently the normal upload process for such images will be different to prevent users from mistakenly uploading the wrong file type when they should be uploading the encrypted version.

Encrypted media also requires different methods to display or play on web pages. For example, while your web site may include embedded media players, they will not be able to play encrypted video that has been copy protected. Mainly because generic players would be a security threat if they could decrypt you protected video and display it anywhere. Nor could they deliver the proprietary buffering that our media player uses.

So for encrypted and copy protected media, proprietary viewers and players are required.

Web Browser Support

As of late 2015 popular web browser no longer support NPAPI plugins which are required to interact at system level for real copy protection and user identification. So the popular web browsers can no longer support real copy protection. Sure, there are some advertised as being able to, but they offer weak and superficial protection that is easy to exploit.

To support real copy protection and close the holes that popular web browsers always exposed, ArtistScope provide a purpose designed web browser known as the ArtisBrowser. While your copy protected media is viewed using the ArtisBrowser, there are no avenues left for possible exploit. Media resource links cannot be located, media cannot be saved or downloaded and the data on the web page cannot be retrieved from browser cache or memory. In fact, when SSL is used, nothing can be traced even when using packet-sniffers.

ArtistScope FREE plugins for Moodle

The following plugins are provided for free, however you will need software licenses to create the encrypted media for upload to your web site:

ASPS Tag Management

The Moodle plugin for ASPS Tag Management provides management for the ArtistScope Site Protection System (ASPS). ASPS is a server side filter that encrypts web pages prior to delivery to the user's computer. ASPS Tag Management is used by site owners to nominate which pages are to be encrypted for ASPS, leaving all other pages for normal delivery.

Click to download the ASPS Tag Management plugin for Moodle.

CopySafe PDF

The Moodle plugin for CopySafe PDF enables site owners and admins to upload encrypted and copy protected PDF for reading on your Moodle web pages. From the Moodle page editor you can select pre-encrypted CopySafe PDF files, arrange page placement and custom settings for each page from the Moodle page editor.

Click to download the CopySafe PDF plugin for Moodle.

CopySafe Video

The Moodle plugin for CopySafe Video enables site owners and admins to upload encrypted and copy protected video for viewing on your Moodle web pages. From the Moodle page editor you can select pre-encoded CopySafe Video files, arrange page placement and custom settings for each page from the Moodle page editor.

Click to download the CopySafe Video plugin for Moodle.

CopySafe Web

The Moodle plugin for CopySafe Web enables site owners and admins to upload encrypted and copy protected images for viewing on your Moodle web pages. From the Moodle page editor you can select pre-encoded CopySafe Web images, arrange page placement and custom settings for each page from the Moodle page editor. By simply adding a small CopySafe Web image to a web page triggers copy protection that applies to all text and media displayed on that page.

CopySafe Web is a simpler less expensive alternative to the ArtistScope Site Protection System (ASPS) which requires a dedicated or virtual server. Although not as effective as ASPS, CopySafe Web enables site owners to employ web site protection even on shared hosting services. In fact CopySafe Web can be used on any web page hosted anywhere.

Click to download the CopySafe Web plugin for Moodle.