You're so coy, Ralph! :lol:
Right. And what was implied by my OP is that it is scary to think that there are tools out there which can whiz through your site and make a carbon copy of it in minutes, if not seconds.
So I was wondering if there was any easy way to detect that and stop it.
Admittedly, if Jane User is bored - or nefarious - and wants to spend all month manually saving each page on my website, there is little I can do.
But if someone fires off a script that automates that process, then maybe there is some way to detect it and "cut it off at the pass"?
If a person's website is mostly content, and someone could make a carbon copy of it in minutes, and then publish your content under a new domain name (e.g. www.DebbiesKnockOffSite.com) then that would be a big issue.
In fact, I JUST read a really fascinating article in Inc. magazine - old paper copy from my accountant, so sorry, no links - that talked about this guy in Germany that was basically stealing people's entire websites, changing the logos, and creaming his competition. (Dude is a multi-millionaire doing this.)
Granted, I think what he was doing was paying people in some 3rd world country to code exact copies of the sites he was stealing, but similar concept...
Understood, but I'm just trying to think 10 steps ahead, and looking for ways to cut off the bad guys.
(If a neighbor of yours tapped into your water line, you'd notice your water bill going up and investigate. Maybe there is some counter-tool out there that detects when someone is scanning your directories and making massive copies of things?! I dunno. Maybe that is wishful thinking?)