webpage copyright protection

I have some pages on my site that contain copyrighted material and I'm looking for the best way to protect those web pages from copying, although I realize that no method is foolproof.  I was wondering about the way books are displayed in Google books and if that could be done. Can someone tell me if this is possible or what other options are available or is converting the pages to pdf the best option?
Thanks.
avirAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

JofnnCommented:
Due to the numerous ways of doing this, I'd recommend consulting Google 1st (you'll see a lot of people have already written large amounts of code for this)...

Such example sites are:

http://www.brownielocks.com/stopcopying.html
http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/articles/060910-1.aspx

This was from searching for "prevent copying from web page" (at http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=prevent+copying+from+web+page)
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
JofnnCommented:
Also, I'd highly recommend adding this code to a COPY of your site pages, rather than the actual live pages...

(As a web-developer, I always approach these things with a "just in case" attitude!!)
0
EyalCommented:
why PDF files can't be stolen?
if someone will want to take your content he will be able to do that even if it's PDF. right, it will take him more time but it's possible.

I would try to disable the copy functionality and all the crawlers
for the disiable copy I would use something like that: http://www.hypergurl.com/norightclick.html


0
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

JofnnCommented:
Like Eyal says, if someone wants to take it... they'll take it!

Bearing in mind that most content can be stolen through the webpage source as well...  You can prevent the "not so technical" people out there tampering/taking your stuff, but there'll be some way round it if they want it!
0
avirAuthor Commented:
I realize that nothing is foolproof, but I want to show the copyright owner that I'm taking basic precautions.
I've been trying the codes, but the onselectstart function, which they all seem to use doesn't seem to work in Firefox. Is there another function for Firefox?
0
avirAuthor Commented:
Thanks for steering me in the right direction although this script worked for me.
http://www.boogiejack.com/no_copy_paste.html
I don't know why the other scripts didn't work, because this one seems to be more or less the same. I would like to try the jQuery option, but I wasn't sure how to implement it for a whole page.
0
EyalCommented:
try this
http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?589979-How-to-disable-copy-paste-with-jQuery

small trick you can do is to put transparent div above all the content
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
HTML

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.