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Re: Copy to Clipboard - ambush and abuse by javascript

From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 00:23:31 +0200
Message-Id: <4B3CF048-B36C-464E-9222-0397AF8CEED5@activemath.org>
To: TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>

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)


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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