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Rule n° 230 - The website does not block the copying of content.

My content is precious, I don't want it stolen. But I want it to be on the web, because otherwise no one sees it. No problem, just put in a script that will block the display of source code or copy and paste it. So, yes, but hold on. There's something you should know: when content is on the Web, it can be copied anyway. You can slow down the copying, but you risk disturbing other users. Disabling the right click will certainly not bother people who want to copy your content and will probably bother some users who want to view or promote it.

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  • Facilitate the use of content by users (translation, reference, quotation etc.)
  • Allow users to control their browsers.


Do not use JavaScript or CSS, or any other technique, to block the browser's "copy" functionality in website pages.


Check on each page of the website that copying content is possible using the ordinary browser functionality.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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