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    How to restict copying images on your site?

    I'm using wordpress for my educational site and one of the requirements needed to use images from the online textbook for my site is to restrict people from copying those images. Is there any javascript out there that would disable a right click on an image or won't allow copy or saving images? Thanks.

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    No. That is impossible.

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    If the images are copyright of your own site then watermark them. The disabling of right-clicking is an easy way for any site to lose users. They would only have to goto their browser cache to grab the images.

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    There are plenty of right click disable scripts out there not sure how well they would work with wordpress and to be honest if someone wants the image badly enough they will find a way round them a much more effective technique is to simply put your url somewhere on the image.

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    To view the page the images must be first downloaded. The only protection that has even the slightest chance of working if someone wants to steal an image is that built into the image itself as either a visible or digital watermark (or both).
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    <input name="html5" type="text" required pattern="^$">

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    Not only that, if you do not own or have the right to distribute an image, you will get nicked for providing them.


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