How to Protect Your Published Contents on Blogger

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http://www.dynamicdrive.comI read this post by Deb at Menopausal New Mom about a blogger who copied/plagiarized two other bloggers' contents and images. I left a comment that there's actually something that bloggers can do to deter others from stealing your published content. In this post, I will share with you some codes you can implement that will disable the right click function to prevent anyone from stealing from your blog. Before I go into what you can do, I'd like to forewarn you the method you're about to read is not, I repeat, is not 100% fool-proof. I will explain why in a minute. This method will make it difficult to copy contents. Anyone who is knowledgeable with html or javascript, can of course, figure another way to get the information they seek. So please bear that in mind!

If you try to copy and highlight this post, you will notice that you can not. Why don't you give that a try now. I have included a script in my blog html to prevent my contents from being copied. The script works on most browsers but not all. If you happened to be able to copy, then the code I embedded in my html does not work on your browser. That's the first unfortunate thing I want to let you know about these codes. They don't work 100%. Even if the code works on a particular browser like Internet Explorer and Firefox, it might not work in a few years when these browsers update to a newer version making your code obsolete.

Another method people can use to enable the right click function after you disabled it is as shown here by BlogAnything. Copying text content is harder than copying images. It is because even with the disable code you used, the user can always go to VIEW -> PAGE SOURCE and copy the image URL. Of course there are many other ways. So yeah, while it does make it harder to steal online material, it's not impossible. Anyone who is determined to do so, will figure out a way to do so.

Now that you know the cons about disabling the right click function, and you still want to install the code, the code is below. If you are using Firefox browser, don't bother installing the disable right click code because Firefox overrides the code. In another word, it doesn't work. It took me several days of looking for codes after codes until finally my brother who is html literate explained to me that Firefox won't let you do that.
 

Disable Right Click Code:




Copy the above code and then go to DASHBOARD - LAYOUT - PAGE ELEMENTS. Add a new gadget HTML/Javascripts. Paste the code in the box and click "SAVE".

Good luck and I hope if you do choose to disable the right click function on your blog, it will deter people from stealing what you work so hard to publish. Happy blogging!





27 comments:

eugene said...

copying or stealing or even plagiarizing others' works is to me very low class....

hey dropping by again...

take care now

Menopausal New Mom said...

Thank you for doing this post and helping us spread the word about this problem and better still, teaching us methods of preventing it.

We were all in shock at first but now I think a lot of us are ready to do the work to put an end to this.

Thanks again for the post and for linking to me :)

Overall, Little Miss Copy Cat has been practically shut down from being exposed. Not likely that anyone watching how this played out would dare copy now.

Thanks again, hope you had a wonderful weekend

Gratitude said...

different strokes for different folks! I'm in fact, happy if people use my articles to spread positives. ^_^

Have a wonderful new week ya, Rose! ^_^
+Ant+

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Hey, greetings from Malaysia! Thanks for sharing these with us!! Shall look into it more when I'm free!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Have a great one!

JoeyRes said...

I've been following Erin's struggle with this at The Mother Load. It's just creepy, but I'll have to look into this code thing. Thanks for posting this!

Erin said...

Thank you so much for posting this and alerting Deb and I to your post. I'm about to tweet about it, too. I'm anxious to get the word out. I get nervous fooling around w/ html in my blog b/c I'm not techno savvy, but I want to do this....thank you!!

Rose Belle said...

@Erin - I'm nowhere near html savy myself but the code is very easy to install as I pointed out in the post. You just go to your Page Element and then add another html/javascripts box and paste the code in. That's it!

LDH said...

A couple of bloggers I follow have had their posts and photos taken and placed on another blog. How sad as I have found the blogging community so fun and encouraging! Sadly, one of the blogs was a cooking one that shared recipes as I do on my blog. I am now unable to copy her recipes. I have seen some cooking blogs with a button for printable recipes. Maybe that helps.

Thank you for posting this helpful information!

Kindly, ldh

Rose Belle said...

@LDH - I know what you mean. I actually came upon a recipe from a popular cooking blog that was plagiarized from another blog. What a shame. I really don't see what's so hard about acknowledging other bloggers for their work. The recipe print button is a good idea though. I like it alot as I use it often when I need to print recipes.

Alicia said...

I read about that too! I can't even imagine someone wanting to do that. So weird!!

This is great information that you passed on!

Veronica Lee said...

Thanks for sharing this. This is very helpful.

Muthering Heights said...

Good to know, thank you!

HalfCrazy said...

Hey there!

I'm on Google Chrome and I can't highlight stuff on your blog. Most people use Firefox, IE, Google Chrome, Opera, or Safari.

And you're right, it's easy to copy image. One can just Print Screen or get the URL from the Page Source.

It's good to put a signature on your images before posting them. So even if others use it, there's credits. But they can still remove the signature and that instantly leads to plagiarism..

Rose Belle said...

@HalfCrazy - When I first tried to install the code, I was using Firefox. The code didn't work. My right click function was still working. I then changed my browser to Internet Explorer, installed the code, and it worked! So again, these codes do not work on all browsers, only some.

Ebie said...

I agree that plagiarism is low class.

I also disabled the right click function.

Mei Teng said...

That plagiarizer is terrible. I have come across of another blogger's photo being used by someone else on her blog.

Ryhen Satch said...

I think a lot of people will find this very useful. Personally, however, I don't think people should be paranoid about content snatching. It happens all the time. I think the right kind of ethic we should all, and I mean all, be observing on the internet is, "As soon as you hit publish, everybody owns it." That's called giving and it will absolutely make this world a better place. haha.

Anonymous said...

Nor can anyone copy and paste a small part to send to a friend. Information should be free. We are all here to learn, not to copyright knowledge. Copying and pasting should be encouraged, we should just insist on attribution as common web manners.

Cheryl said...

Wow, news to me..so glad you brought it to our attention..will definitely have to try the solution. Thanks again and have a wonderful week!

KidsDreamWork said...

Great information sharing! :)

KN said...

Tried the code on my blog and it worked! Thanks!

Buckeroomama said...

Thanks for sharing this tip. :) Good to know!

slavemom said...

Vy useful info. Thx for sharing!

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Icy BC said...

Thanks for a very informative post on how to prevent plagiarism. It happens to me many times, but like you said, if they want to steal, there are ways they can doing. The page source is the easiest one..

Ti Toe said...

Hello,

I'm so glad to find this article because I've been dealing with this issue. Thanks again!
However, I click on the "link" in order to get the HTML code that you provided, all that appeared is "Page Not Found: Sorry, the page you were looking for in the blog Three Wisdoms does not exist."

Is the page expired? Would you mind sending me the code again please?

Thanks again for this information!

Ti Toe

RoseBelle said...

@Ti Toe:

I removed the link and included the complete code in my post. Hope the code works for you.