Content copy protection

How does an administrator copy protect original content on Confluence? I am talking about simply disabling the ability to highlight, right click, copy and paste into a document. WordPress has plugins for this feature so was wondering if there is an add on for Confluence that I'm missing. Thank you.

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Not the cleanest, and not foolproof, but it will keep the honest people honest.

  1. Add a div macro and put all the copy you want protected into the div macro.
  2. Set the Class to noselect.
  3. Add a CSS Stylesheet macro with the following in the body (you could instead add this to Look and feel --> CSS):
    .noselect {
        -webkit-touch-callout: none;
        -webkit-user-select: none;
        -khtml-user-select: none;
        -moz-user-select: none;
        -ms-user-select: none;
        user-select: none;

Thanks Milo, I was missing two of those in my notes.

Thank you, Milo. I'll try this out. 

I found that this can be done without the CSS Stylesheet macro or editing the Look and feel.

Simply add this to the Styles field of the Div macro:

-webkit-touch-callout: none; -webkit-user-select: none; -khtml-user-select: none; -moz-user-select: none; -ms-user-select: none; user-select: none;


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Not really.  Once the content is with the user's browser, there's not a lot you can do to stop it being replicated if the user wants.

The Wordpress plugins will stop the casual user, but they're easy to bypass.  They're like an Englishman telling you that you can't take a photograph when you're on public land - they'll politely ask you not to, and sometimes put up signs, but technically  you can ignore them and get nothing more than a disapproving stare.  Most people will be polite in return and respect it, but there's no way to stop them if they don't.

Thanks for your response, Nic. Yes, just trying to stop the casual user!

I was hoping that was the case.  I think you'll be marking Milo's answer right shortly after you do some testing. smile

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