This plugin helps to protect your copyrighted content from being copied without permission.
This award-winning plugin helps restrict the framing and printing of web pages and copying of contents by disabling the right-click, drag, copy, shortcuts, and other methods.
The plugin is compatible with newer versions of Joomla. Older versions of this plugin for Joomla 1.5 and 2.5 are available on Github.com.
Restrictions by User Groups:
Also, it has more functionalities such as URL exclusion and prevention of framing on other websites.
The paid full version of this plugin provides the following additional anti-copy protections:
The HTML source code protection can be deactivated for search engine bots. Also, it is possible to add "noarchive" meta tag to hide cached contents on search results. Also, you can specify which bots are allowed to access your website's content.
4.2.0. Added the parameter to the devtools detection.
3.3.0. The new option "URL Exclusion" has been added.
3.2.0. The new feature, which is detecting if devtools is open, has been added.
3.1.3. Patch for the new update server
3.1.2. HTML source code encoding has been changed.
3.1.1. The code which makes HTML source code hard to read, completely rewritten due to several serious problems.
2.0.1. A patch for Joomla 4 and minor changes in the language file
2.0.0. Major changes in copying and dragging. Also some minor changes: print screen, user group, language file, and label/description of parameters.
1.8.2. Minor bug at user group option has been fixed in J3.x version only.
1.8.1. Tag search is improved. And default value of the parameter for Anti PrintScreen changed to disabled.
1.8.0. Multilingual ready for admin panel.
1.7.1. Usergroup bug has been fixed in J2.5 and J3.x versions only.
1.7. "Disallow for Images" option has been added in anti right-click function. And new functionalities (Anti Print and Printscreen) have been added.
1.6. Anti drag functionality has been added in anti-select function for image and link. And a tag, which disables the image toolbar of IE, has been added in anti-copy function.
1.5. "Except Opera" option has been added in anti-select and anti-copy function.
1.4. Anti framing tool has been added. Usergroup bug has been fixed in the J2.5 version only.
1.3. Joomla event has been changed.
1.2. Code optimization.
1.1. Usergroup option has been added in the J2.5 version only.
1.0. Initial release.
You can update your installed copy of the free version to the latest free version by using Joomla Updater on your live site. For a paid version, it requires a payment or invoice ID. To update a paid version with Joomla Updater, you should enter your payment or invoice ID to the installer plugin of this extension. If you have a valid and an unexpired payment or invoice ID, your paid full version of this extension can be updated to its latest paid full version without a charge. To get your payment or invoice ID, open the corresponding page and submit your PayPal account used for the payment.
Also, you can update it manually.
This plugin is compatible with both Joomla 3.10 and Joomla 4. Older versions of the plugin are available on Github.com.
The plugin requires configuration before enabling it. For example, restricted user groups, etc. Also, you need to remember it automatically adds Public and Guest groups to the list of restricted groups.
Plugin order Before activating the "Protect HTML" protection, you should verify the plugin order. The plugin should be executed after other system plugins such as "System - SEF" and "JExtBOX Equation" modify HTML source code. For the plugin order, there is a simple trick that is setting its order as the last. Also, you need to remember it requires re-ordering after another extension is installed.
It stops anti-copy functionalities except for anti-frame for a web page is included in the "URL Exclusion" list. Multiple URLs should be separated by a new line. Also, it supports wildcard pattern matching.
The anti print screen functionality has been removed from version 3.0.0. Because this operating-system-specific functionality is not reliable. Also, it was a problem for nominal visitors.
The extension can't completely protect the content inside an iframe that loads its content from another website.
It allows text selection but restricts copy and cut.
It doesn't block paste in form elements due to the nominal user's comfortability.
The back-end isn't affected. It adds AntiCopy protections to the front-end web pages only.
Anti-frame protection is compatible with Joomla's internal iframes and modals.
For AJAX requests and responses, no issues were detected. We tested it with CComment which supports AJAX.
If a current request is received from a search engine, it is possible to automatically deactivate HTML source code protection. You can specify which bots are allowed to access your website's content. Also, it adds "noarchive" meta tag to hide cached contents on search results.
The plugin has individual options for disabling the following shortcuts:
It provides two protection methods: "Load HTML body with AJAX" and "Encode HTML body and Shuffle". The AJAX-based method is newly proposed. Also, it is not stable. For against HTML source code saving or viewing, the new protection is more effective than the legacy method.
As mentioned above, before activating such source code protection is called Protect HTML, you should verify the plugin order. This protection modifies or caches HTML body source code. Thus this plugin should be executed after other system plugins which modify HTML body source code. If the plugin order is wrong, front-end web pages can be broken or can't be loaded correctly. In this case, there is a simple trick that is setting its order as the last.
If you choose the "Load HTML body with AJAX" option, enable the "Ajax - AntiCopy" plugin. The AJAX-based protection method can be automatically fall back to the "Encode HTML body and Shuffle" method for a web page that includes scripts due to possible issues. However, we recommend checking if HTML pages are correctly loaded.
The "Try to detect if devtools is opened" protection is based on the outer and inner sizes of the browser's window. Outer size represents the size of the whole browser window including address bar, bookmarks bar, sidebar, window border, and resizing handles. Inner size is the interior size of the window including the scroll bars. Inner size is always less than outer size and its difference is not much greater. If devtools is opened, the difference is increased and it is greater than the ordinary difference which can be defined as a devtools detection parameter. Such parameter value is represented by pixels or a percentage. The pixel value is defined by the difference between outer and inner sizes. And the percent value is defined by the following formula. Percent = [(outer - inner) / outer * 100] where [...] means integer part of a number. Finally, if the difference is greater than this parameter, it hides a web page's content.
We prefer silent protections. So only one notification message is derived from previous versions of the plugin can be shown on copy or cut.
The most recent version of the extension is supported. Thus please check for which version of the extension you are using right now.
Also we recommend you to use the current release of Joomla because of the extension is developed and tested with the current and development versions of Joomla.
AntiCopy is the Joomla extension.
Copyright (©) 2010 - 2021 Galaa
AntiCopy is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
AntiCopy is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see www.gnu.org/licenses.
Difference between Free and Paid versions
|Restriction by user groups|
|Disable right click|
|Make HTML hard to read|
|Notify on copy or cut|
|Custom notification message|
|Prevent framing on other sites|
|Protect source code of the HTML body|
|Doesn't protect source code of the HTML body if search engine|
|Custom list of search engine bots|
|Predefined list of search engine bots|
|Add "noarchive" meta tag|
|Detect if devtools is opened|
|Custom alert for opened devtools|
|Disable keyboard shortcuts|
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