protect my text from copying

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How can I protect my site so that viewers cannot copy and paste my materials?
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Michelle Lavado

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Gop

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Hi Michelle,

This really isn't possible.

There are various ways of preventing right mouse click copying but they are so easily got around. Generally these methods also reduce the functionality of your site and are not recommended for this reason.

Once your site is viewed on another computer that material is on their computer and it doesn't take much to access it.

Your work is protected by copyright automatically. If someone steals your work and publishes it on another website you do have protection under many countries copyright laws and you can ask for the offending sites to be pulled down.
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Michelle Lavado

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but how can i do that? i saw one of the yola site that can't copy the text from her website
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Gop

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Hi Michelle,

Text can't really be protected as it simply grabbed by clicking and dragging your mouse then copying it. You could make an image of your text and that would be treated by right click prevention as described but this may have a very big downside in that your site may be downgraded by the search engines. If this was prevented somehow then just using the browser save as feature has over-ruled the protection.

Drag an HTML onto your page, preferably as the first addition then copy and paste this script into the HTML widget:.

Please try this on a test site first to make sure it won't break your site.

<SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript">
var message="Protected image can not be saved.";
function click(e) {
if (document.all) {
if (event.button == 2) {
alert(message);
return false;
}
}
if (document.layers) {
if (e.which == 3) {
alert(message);
return false;
}
}
}
if (document.layers) {
document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);
}
document.onmousedown=click;
</SCRIPT>
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Michelle Lavado

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thank you
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Hello Michelle

For protecting pictures you could also consider water-marking them. Here is a thread with multiple options to put watermarks on your website images: Add a watermark to your images.