Automatically delete a file after viewing

azvi

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Hi everybody.

Today I am in a very urgent need of a solution.
I am having a very small firm doing a web-development business. Every time I configure & mail some designs to my clients, they make a copy of my documents & start misusing it.
I am very much disappointed with these kind of activities.

I therefore request you to give some suggestion for this problem. I want something/software
through which the file (PDF/MS-word/Excel/Ms-paint) can be viewed only and after that it will get deleted automatically after 1-2 days. I will send them the documents with permission but I don't want them to get the file for a prolonged time.

Please help me to get this thing done asap...!!

Anxiously Waiting for your replies.

Regards
Azvi
 
AFAIK there is no way to do this, short of hosting the file on your site and pulling access after a few days. Even then, they could download it.

Define 'misuse'. If they're selling it off to third parties, put a watermark in it. Or make them sign an NDA.
 

viewtyjoe

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The correct answer is a legally binding contract with hideous penalties for whatever "misuse" you're experiencing. Then you lawyer up and if you're lucky, they won't go bankrupt magically and resurface immediately under a different name.
 

azvi

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Thank you everybody for your kind feed-back. I will let you know as i get into this matter.

Thanks Again
Azvi
 

randomizer

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Do you have a contract with them? If you haven't yet assigned them copyright for your designs then they are probably infringing on your copyright, assuming your country has pretty typical copyright laws. Of course we're not legal experts here, so it's best to get proper legal advice. Nevertheless, I recommend making sure you have contracts that clearly state who owns what and when (or if) that changes.
 
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