Re: Copy prevention... up-and-running

On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 13:03:25 +0200, Paul Libbrecht <>  

> While the discussion about preventing abuse in clipboards is happening,  
> allow me to suggest something I recently found:
> In the page below is a fairly simple script that succeeds in preventing  
> the user to select with the mouse, hence copy, in Firefox 6, Safari 5.1,  
> and a few others.
> The workarounds include: use Camino, print-preview and select there, use  
> select all.
> Can something be done to prevent this prohibition?
> Do we want that?
> paul


The page abuses legitimate features to control selection, which have  
legitimate use cases. If users don't like it they can just use another  
website, or disable javascript.

Received on Monday, 5 September 2011 12:22:25 UTC