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I'm not super computer savvy but I would like to be able to add code my website so that someone can't come and copy and paste all of my text. Any ideas? Suggestions? Thank you.

Cheryl

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@paul2009 I would actually be interesting in knowing how I could prevent visitors from selecting text on a page or blocking the "copy" command in order to protect some of my text. Do you know how I could go about doing that?

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While I appreciate the reply, this did not answer my questions.  What are the ways to disable the copy option and to disable text selection?  If you have code injection text for these, please provide it or point to someone knowledgable who can.  Thank you.  

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This worked out for me, just paste it in the header of any blog or page using the <script> tags

function disableselect(e) {
    return false;
}

function reEnable() {
    return true;
}

document.onselectstart = new Function("return false");

if (window.sidebar) {
    document.onmousedown = disableselect;
    document.onclick = reEnable;
}

 

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This simply isn’t possible. If your content is available on the internet, it can be copied. Of course it shouldn’t be copied - if you wrote the content, you own the copyright.


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Let me try to provide some additional detail. It isn't technically possible to prevent someone copying text on a website (any website).

The websites you've seen will be deploying some measures to make it appear that text cannot be copied.

For example, you could prevent visitors from selecting text on a page, or block the 'copy' command when they try to copy to the clipboard. However, these measures are just small obstacles and won't prevent anyone with technical knowledge from copying the text.


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@paul2009 I also would be interested in knowing more of the possibilities for making text and content harder to steal.  Blanket dismissal of the possible defenses because someone can ultimately get around them isn't helpful.  Is there text that can be utilized in code injection to disable text selection on a Squarespace site and blog posts?  Word Press and others have ways to do it.  If you could please provide text for disabling the copy command and text selection, that would be appreciated.

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On 3/11/2020 at 7:58 AM, Xaander said:

@paul2009 I also would be interested in knowing more of the possibilities for making text and content harder to steal.  Blanket dismissal of the possible defenses because someone can ultimately get around them isn't helpful.  Is there text that can be utilized in code injection to disable text selection on a Squarespace site and blog posts?  Word Press and others have ways to do it.  If you could please provide text for disabling the copy command and text selection, that would be appreciated.

You can disable Right Click

However it only helps a part. Because there are many ways to combat that. If you know the code, you have many ways to copy text / download images from such a web.


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All anyone has to do is make a screen shot and then anything in that image can be cut out and or copied. Disabling right click, using code is only a hurdle  to jump, not a wall, that no one can get over. 

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