How to forbid COPY, CUT and PASTE operations on a webpage

There are 3 controls for it-

  1. oncopy
  2. oncut
  3. onpaste


Say you want to forbid copy operation  on a textbox element. Use the following-

<input type=text oncopy="return false">

Similarly to forbid cut & paste operations on a textbox use oncut="return false" and onpaste="return false"

N.B.: This restriction can also be applied on the whole document by applying it on the <body>-element as follows-

<body oncopy="return false">

This is widely used to fight piracy. So very necessary at times


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