We want to distribute digital content (think pictures) to a select number of partners (around 1000, worldwide) to use as visual reference. We would like however to prevent them from copying or in any way reusing this content. Or, if they do, to be apparent that this is not the original source of the content. Until now we distribute CDs with a specific reading application that takes control of your system (thus disables screen capture etc.) and only then allows content to be decoded (no encryption though) and presented. I was wondering if it would be possible to move this process online.
The requirements and possible corresponding solutions would be:
- Selective access -> login/password, perhaps a hardware token or other way of two-factor authentication
- Disallow reuse of images-> watermarking, preferably indicating the specific user accessing the information
Other solutions one could employ? Or better, any suggestion for a different distribution model? Is perhaps online distribution broken from start?