How do I keep someone else from downloading a music file from my web page?

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I have added some music files to my web page. How do I protect them, so they cannot be downloaded by someone else?
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William Moore

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Justine

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Hi William,

Although there isn't a way to protect the text on your site from being copied, we do have a tutorial that covers other aspects of protecting content: http://www.yola.com/tutorials/article....

I can suggest you use Yola's MP3 Widget, and also please ensure that you own the copyright to the audio file you will be playing. Here's how to add the MP3 Widget:

1. In the "Multimedia" folder on the right hand of your sidebar, drag and drop the "MP3 Player" widget onto your site.
2. You will then have the option to upload your audio file either directly from your computer or from your File Manager.
3. Don't forget to save and republish your site!

Something else you might want to consider, is adding a pay-and-download system, so visitors who want to listen to your music can pay a small fee to do so. Yola does not yet have a feature that allows you to sell digital products, however, you can use a service such as payloadz: www.payloadz.com. Payloadz.com have an ideal set-up that allows you to sell digital products and they are compatible with PayPal. For more information take a look at their support page: http://help.payloadz.com/.

I hope these suggestions help.
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William Moore

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Thank you. Your answer was very helpful.
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William Moore

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I don't mean to sound stupid here, but related to the copyright comment you made above. If I have purchased the music is there a problem with me uploading it to my web page and letting visitors listen with the mp3 widget? I want to do what is right here..
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Hi William,

When you purchase a cd or individual tracks from an online vendor, you will usually see a copyright notice that looks something like this:

"All rights of the owners of the sound recordings, musical works and performers reserved. Unauthorised public performances, broadcast, cable transmission, copying and distribution prohibited."

So even though you own the music, you're still prohibited from distributing and broadcasting it, which is effectively what happens when you're uploading it for your users' enjoyment.

I hope this helps.
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William Moore

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Thanks again...