All web designers run across this at some point: a client has created something to sell and they want to make sure it won’t get stolen when they put it online.
Visual art, audio, video, poems, how-to’s, blogs, and other such materials are what we call IP or intellectual property. There is a lot of exaggeration and paranoia surrounding these items and the potential for theft/piracy.
Yes, there are means to prevent theft but none of it is 100% foolproof.
Here are a few facts about managing IP online