Is the ArtistScope web browser a real
The ArtistScope Web Browser includes all of the same
functionality used to display web pages and web media with
save and download media are limited to protect intellectual
property that may be displayed on those pages. As of late 2015
normal browsers no longer support real plugins, that is, plugins
that can interact at system level. Instead popular browsers now
will function on phones and other amusement devices. But the
ArtistScope web browser still supports real plugins (NPAPI) so
that third party plugins can be used for copy protection and
other system level interaction.
Otherwise the reader's experience will be very similar to that
of a normal browser and protected sites can be explored via
their hyperlinks as normal.
Will the ArtistScope browser be a
positive experience for my visitors?
We think that the ArtistScope browser is actually more
streamlined and user-friendly than normal browsers which are
looking more cumbersome in every new release. Why should
computer users be limited to menus and options designed for less
endowed mobile phones?
The copy protection mechanisms in the ArtistScope browser are
completely transparent and do not come into ply until visiting
an ASPS protected web page. The experience for the user is less
like an open browsing experience and more like using an
application tailored for your content. In fact, our aim is that
your visitors love the simplicity and ease of use of our browser
and see the experience as a plus for your site.
What are the minimum requirements
The ASPS server side filter is available for both Windows
and Apache servers.
What are the limitations of ASPS if
The ArtistScope web browser is available for all Windows
versions from XP and later. No support for Mac OSX is planned.
In fact all non-Windows OS are not suitable for copy protection
at a the level that our clients demand. Sure, devices using
other OS are most popular, but why consider publishing
intellectual property for them when they cannot be protected.
Those OS are also unstable and even if they can be copy
protected and/or user identified, they are mostly too unstable
to warrant anyone's investment in development and support.
How long does it take to get started with
From the time of placing your order, your site can be protected
within 24 hours.
Should I use a dedicated server or a
To purchase the ASPS filter and have it installed on your
server, you will need a dedicated or virtual server. Such
servers can be rented for as little as $40/month from services
such as GoDaddy. During installation we can configure the server
and set up your site. However please discuss with our support
team prior to purchasing a new service because in most cases the
Control Panel systems that are on offer can mangle normal web
Since 2016 ArtistScope now provide the means to ASPS protect
your normal web site. The ASPS Hosting Service mirrors your
existing content, delivering it from an ASPS server via the
ArtistScope web browser,. All or part of your existing site can
be protected and the only preparation needed is to ensure that
access is limited to the pages that you want to protect. But we
have modules that can be installed that will do that for you
(available for all popular CMS such as WordPress, Joomla,
What preparation is needed to use
ASPS on my server?
The ASPS filter is installed and configured for use on a
nominated web site. Then which pages are protected is controlled
by you. You can protect all pages or select pages/sections.All
that is required is the addition of a single HTML tag to the top
of the page, and the page and all page content will be
automatically protected. When such a tag is added to the top of
page, the ASPS filter will deliver its content fully encrypted
so that only the ArtistScope web browser can display it. Web
pages protected by ASPS cannot be displayed by any other web
browser or application. They are most secure and when SSL is
used they are also protected from packet-sniffing.
How does ASPS licensing work?
The ArtistScope web browser is a free download, however
licensing for the ArtistScope Site Protection System (ASPS) is
per server or domain name, and based on the second level TLD.
For example if your license is for
artistscope.com, then it can also be used on
another.artistscope.com and so on, as long as all sites are
on the same server. If an additional server is used it will
require an additional license. Otherwise each different domain
name will require a separate license.
ASPS Protected Hosting can be rented on a monthly subscription
basis per web site nominated for the mirror.
Can the ArtistScope web browser be
branded with our company logo?
No. The ArtistScope web browser is provided as is and any
changes to its name. logos or function is not recommended at
all. Yes, many sham copy protection services offer customization
but their applications are not secure and no consideration has
been given to reputation where any application that can be
effective for copy protection can be recognized as a security
threat to a user's operating system. Wheres our applications do
have reputation and are codesigned by world recognized
authorities as proof of authenticity.
What language support is available?
Currently the installers and browser interface are available in
many different languages.
How much does ASPS cost?
The ArtistScope web browser is a free download, however
licensing for the ArtistScope Site Protection System (ASPS) or
ASPS Protected Hosting can be quoted to suit your requirements.
For an obligation free consultation and pricing, please use our
email request form.