A reader asked:

Do you have any idea how I can post photos to the blog but make them where they cannot be duplicated or printed? I hate to have to do this but someone tried to use my photos for false advertisement and I don’t want it to happen again.

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You can add a “no right click” script to your blog (the code is at the end of this post) that keeps people from being able to right click and SAVE/PRINT but it also disables any other right click functionality that is typical in a browser. I’ve found that it is more of a nuisance than a help. In fact, it can be downright annoying to site visitor AND…

For any viewer that knows how to save a web page or do a screen shot, you can’t stop them from “getting” your photos anyway. There are a dozen ways to get around this “trick”.

When you have pics you don’t want used, the best way is to simply put up a note and make sure your viewers know “please don’t use these pics on another blog or print them because…”.

You can’t stop the malicious from doing it if they really want to. A good rule of thumb is: if you put it online, you better be okay with it being copied all over the Internet.

In fact, to pretend that statement isn’t universally true is simply to invite heartache or problems (that’s a hint to all you Facebook party pic posters, YouTube wasting time at work wannabe’s and FlickR “only for my husband” photos not-suitable-for-work ladies).

Here’s the “no right click” code. Find the BODY tag, and modify it to this:

<body oncontextmenu=”return false;”>

OR…

Put this script inside the HEAD tags of your blog:

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