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I am setting up a Quicktime Streaming server on OS X 10.6 so users can view movies that I make. I want to ensure that they cannot steal the movies however.

Two questions arise on how would I do this?

  1. What permissions would I give the directory that contain the moves so one cannot use a web grabber to steal the content?

  2. How do I prevent a Right click and "Save as..."?

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  1. If a client can stream the movies, then you need to have read permissions on that folder. if they have read permissions on the folder, they can steal the content.

  2. That's a question best answered on Stack Overflow

Long story short: If it's on the internet, someone else can download it. Even the most sophisticated methods (RTMPE comes to mind) can be stolen by anyone with a demo copy of Camtasia.

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