[thelist] disabling web text copy & paste

Gersten, John JGERSTEN at lchb.com
Thu Oct 22 15:22:37 CDT 2009

Don't have an answer, sorry, but I've been surprised recently to see a
few sites (LA Times, for one) sneakily setting things up so that you
*can* copy-and-paste, but whatever you select gets auto-injected with
the site/page URL (!). Clever, and a much classier approach, IMHO.

And no, I don't know how they do that, either <g>.


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> Subject: [thelist] disabling web text copy & paste
> What is the HTML (JavaScript) code that prevents web browsers 
> from copy & paste on text? You cannot highlight text and 
> paste it, for example, to quote it in a blog post.
> I rarely see it done. It seems super protective in an 
> anti-web way. But some sites may need this security measure 
> to avoid people stealing their content in special situations, 
> which I sympathize with.
> But why Snopes?
> http://www.snopes.com/
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