That is not an issue in this case. Disabled people would never be using our resource.
There are many ways to help prevent people from stealing content. I know full well that I can't totally stop people, I'm just looking to minimise theft, that's all. This is for a particular project which I can't really go into the details of.
Yes, but we're hoping that the time required to do that will so high that they won't bother. They would have a lot of print screening to do. Maybe someone will do that, but we highly doubt that. The idea is to drop the price to such a level that they won't contemplate doing that. Our main concern is trying to stop people from literally grabbing the source code and running with it.
So far it is looking like being fairly awkward to crack and will probably do the job.
We'll also be making sure that the CMS does not allow users to be logged in on more than one computer at the same time to avoid them handing out their login details to others to use.
I know this all seems a little nuts, but there is logic to the madness! It's simply a matter of maximising the annoying'ness factor of copying the content to the point that people simply give up and simply cough up the dough to access the content themselves.
This is for a VERY specific target market who are desperate for the content we can provide. They can't get it from anywhere else, we're literally their only place they can come to for this type of content so feel we need to protect the IP on our content as much as possible. Selling hard copies has not worked out as planned due to photocopying. The place where our customers use our content is surrounded by literally hundreds of photocopiers, so this is ridiculously easy for them to do. By placing it on a website, we're hoping to reduce the hassle of delivering hard copies and increase our revenue by stopping too much copying.
@felgall - thanks for the pointers about PDF's, but it would be too easy for someone to mail bomb the rest of our clients with a copy of the PDF. All of our customers are easily able to contact all of our other customers, there is no way for us to prevent that. So to avoid redistribution, we need to stop any form of copying at all, or at least without it being a royal pain in the neck for them. A small $10 fee will hopefully stop anyone from sitting there for ours on end trying to print screen each page of content.