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Re: Copy to Clipboard - ambush and abuse by javascript

From: mike amundsen <mca@amundsen.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 18:33:26 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTinbz8XvJBIJSj2ftZn6dA6Acp6wckaxhgqB3om5@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
Cc: TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>
<snip>
> I think such a statement could be understood as suggestion to introduce DRM
> (as we know the catastrophic implementations) into HTML pages. Fortunately,
> it is not too popular.
</snip>
I understand that some might want to interpret my suggestion in a way
it is not intended.

<snip>
> There are well known methods to protect your users from copy: e.g. just put
> a glasspane on top (a transparent picture) and you're done.
</snip>
Works for common Web browsers, but not all user agents. And it might
not be long before plug-ins circumvent this simple fix, too. It's an
arms race, eh?

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> The protection is not an issue here I think.
> (also note that there's not protection gained by adding such an origin and
> tracking URL at the end! Inserting this hidden in som HTML attributes would
> be considerably more harmful)
</snip>
You might be right. This particular implementation may be more about
using human readers as link-producing machines in order to improve
that content owners' search values.

mca
http://amundsen.com/blog/
http://mamund.com/foaf.rdf#me




On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 18:23, Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org> wrote:
> Well,
>
> I think such a statement could be understood as suggestion to introduce DRM
> (as we know the catastrophic implementations) into HTML pages. Fortunately,
> it is not too popular.
>
> There are well known methods to protect your users from copy: e.g. just put
> a glasspane on top (a transparent picture) and you're done.
>
> The protection is not an issue here I think.
> (also note that there's not protection gained by adding such an origin and
> tracking URL at the end! Inserting this hidden in som HTML attributes would
> be considerably more harmful)
>
> paul
>
>
> Le 02-juin-10 à 23:51, ashok malhotra a écrit :
>
>> Let me argue the other side.  If I make my living serving copyrighted
>> content, allowing
>> unrestricted copy/paste is handing out a license to steal/plagiarize.  So,
>> how do I protect myself?
>> -- disallow copy? add a hidden watermark that can be used for legal
>> prosecution?
>> All the best, Ashok
>
>
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