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Disabling right click

I know that there are a few sites and blogs out there that disable the right click of the mouse. This is to try and stop people stealing content from their sites, saving their images and seeing their page source (so as to not to allow them to steal the websites HTML/CSS code). This is not always effective because there are others way to see the page source (keyboard button combination) and ways to save images (download the website). Do you use this method?

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rage35

I am not really good at it but I know some simple ways to capture or save images to my computer from the internet even if they disable the right-clicking at their webpages. All I do is to capture the screen or the images by doing a screenshot of that and do the cropping on Photoshop or simply on Paint and save the image.




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simplymh

Yes , there are always other ways to go around like you mentioned print screen. But I do not steal peoples work or images so that is not a problem with me if people disable right click (it is to prevent) but there is always someone who wants to be unoriginal and steal.




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Corzhens

I actually had encountered a couple of sites with a disabled right-click. When it comes to stealing content, those copycats are always one step ahead just like the ordinary criminals. We just have to live with that situation for now that any part of your website can be easily copied and used for their own purposes. What's important is for us to continue with our work and focus on what we are doing instead of minding the bad elements in the internet.




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overcast

There are some javascript that can be used to disable the right click. You can also make use of the stopadblock. it also prevents copying of the text. You can see that it can be used for avoiding the person from copying the text. That has been done plenty of times as well. So depending on what type of function you want, it'd be reasonable to have the right click functionality.




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augusta

Stealing of contents is one of the problem,bloggers are facing and they do this with impunity, no regrets at all.You come up with a means and the criminals outsmart you immediately.As for me, I don't steal contents and I don't disable the right click.I leave them to their conscience




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skinwants

It’s often much quicker to use the right-click menu — this is usually the closest menu you have available.

If they want your source code then it’s as simple as selecting ‘view source’ from the main menu. Article text can be highlighted and copied, images and media presentations can be retrieved from the cache, and streaming media can be recorded.




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centurion

The world is open source world now. Here only the peoples are ahead those the people who have a power to create unique content or unique design. Currently internet world is running with unique and creativity. Hope the right button of the mouse will not work. Because if any one want to steal your product than he will take screenshot and will convert the screenshot images to text to steal your text. People use right button for several purposes. Like I use basically for open window on a new screen.

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kgord

I never heard of doing this before, but it sounds like it could be a good way to prevent thievery and theft of intellectual property. I think that some people who do experience people stealing what they have on their site, might want to look into these methods, because clearly it is a problem for some.




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Tronia

What's the point of that? It's not like it actually prevents people from stealing the content. I personally haven't encountered a website that would block my right clicks though. I know that there are many content stealers on the world wide net but it's just part of how the internet works... once you put anything on it, EVERYBODY can take it. It's wrong but people will do it regardless.




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galegatling

The point of it is to lessen the number of people stealing stuffs specially your stuffs. I get your point but if it were you, would you feel okay if you see some of your works scattering around the world wide net and without proper credits? Would you feel okay if those people are earning more than you when in fact you are the author of those contents. Well I guess you are right. People can take almost anything on the Internet.




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vinaya

I have not used this method, but I think disabling the right click is the best way to stop your contents from being stolen. It hurts when your contents are stolen. It is like your babies being stolen.




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ballyhara

I've found some sites here and there. And yes, they do it to protect their content, and I don't know how, to avoid some boots (at least that is what a friend told me). Apparently this has worked for him, so he has been telling his friends to do it also. So far, I think if this will avoid my data to be stolen, so I will use it too.




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galegatling

I have seen and encountered websites or forums that disables their right click but in my opinion, that can still be bypassed. The best option would be to disable copying at all. I've seen this on some really secured websites and forums, wherein if you select some texts and do copy, or press control + C, nothing won't happen even if you paste it anywhere. Only thing is to use the printscreen button.




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Authord

Copy cats are always one step head from the original writer, likewise how hackers are one step ahead from the developers.
Block this way, they create a backdoor in three different ways and places. So in blogging and content writing what they should understand is that copying is inevitable, the world was built through copying and it will be destroyed through it.
So disabling the right-click is a useless thing to do with the aim of preventing copycats, because they are thousand ways to copy a text without even clicking the mouse.




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AlexHarris

If I had some sort of website like a blog then I probably would depending on if I myself took the pictures or I got them off of the internet. I am not really against others taking a picture or pictures from my site since it's not like it really hurts you to let them have it. For me, it depends on if the picture was the result of my own hard work which I still probably would not have a problem with.




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JoeMilford

I seriously don't see a point in disabling right click. Anyone who really wants to steal from you can hack around this, and I am not sure, at least for my work and purposes, why anyone would steal my content or what they would do with it even if they did take it. My audience is still coming to me, and frankly, if someone is stealing my stuff, from some remote location, i do not think I would ever even know.




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Soulwatcher

I think disable rightclick is old school and if someone wants to steal your content, they are going to steal it no matter what you do to your website. And unfortunately people in today's society don't think twice about stealing. So I am not going to lose any sleep worrying if someone is going to steal my content, If it happens, it happens.




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MidlifeFitness

Nope, I don't employ it because it's easily defeated. In the end, it's just additional code that has to be parsed so depending on your traffic levels, it could be unnecessary code bloat. Additionally, I think web design has evolved to the point where there is very little "top secret" code that needs protected with everything typically being built on frameworks anymore.




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coolavender

When doing research, I would encounter at least one site that will try to prevent me from copy pasting content by disabling the right click. Thankfully, these sites are not exactly the most important ones. The more popular and bigger websites don't really bother to disable the right click and allow users to freely photocopy or save images from their site. If one is aiming for traffic, disabling is not the way to go. It doesn't really accomplish anything as there are alternative ways to copy text or images from a site. I don't apply it on my blog either as I don't want to turn viewers off.




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TimothyAlex

I think disabling right click does more to annoy regular visitors than it does to protect a person's content. In my opinion, a person serious about stealing content is not going to be stopped by doing this.




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Corzhens

I agree that it is annoying to encounter a disabled right click. Sometimes I copy the content of the web page into a word document for convenient reading and I only do that for long contents. When I chanced upon a disabled right click, I was wondering if there was something wrong with the computer that I was using. It took some time before I understood that the right click was disabled. If you want to protect your text from being copied, disabling the right click is not the solution. Change the text format into image and that will be a good protection.




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Russet

The great majority of content theft these days is massive scraping sites that are not impeded at all by preventing right click. Even a relatively tech-challenged person like me knows how to show the code and get the url of the picture. To me disabling right click is just a sign of someone whose ideas about the internet stopped evolving some time in the mid-1990s. And I say that as someone who is a complete hard-ass about intellectual property theft. But you have to focus on prevention and response methods that actually work.




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