This option will make it impossible for anyone to right click on your larger images, thumbnails and graphics on your catalog pages and save them to their hard disk.
This is a double-edged sword, and you want to carefully consider your options before using this new feature. Some quilters have the computer expertise to save scans and import them into their quilt design software, and this is a "for personal use" activity that is well within the current copyright laws.
We want to emphasize that everything on the Web is NOT public domain. Unfortunately, our Quiltshops.com search engine makes it very simple for those who want to pirate images rather than do their own work.
For those of you using manufacturer scans, I hope you are getting permission. That is the only acceptable way to use any image that is not yours. Presumedly the manufacturer would be glad to grant you permission to use their scans since you are selling their fabrics. And yes, the manufacturer in all cases owns the copyright to the DESIGN of the fabric, and you own the copyright to the scan. This is the same principle as having a professional photographer photograph one of your quilts. The photographer will own the copyright to the photograph (in most cases, unless specifically written otherwise), and the maker of the quilt will own the design of the quilt, providing it is original work.
Key to the Web maintains a strong stance regarding copyright issues. Each of you have a clause in your contract that you will only use copyright free images on your web site, and that you will only submit copyright free images to Key to the Web for use in the design of your site.
The proper procedure if you do find one of your images being used on the web by another site is to first write the offending party and ask them nicely to remove the copyrighted material or images. Next, you go to the provider of that web site's services, as almost all of them have a copyright clause in their contracts, as we do. If you still don't get any satisfaction, then you go to the upstream provider of Internet services, usually one of the backbone providers such as Worldcom, Sprint, etc. They ALL have clauses about copyrighted material and will normally bring pressure to bear on the offending site to either remove the material or have suspended service. If you ever need help on determining an upstream provider, contact Bob, firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will help you.