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The enter reader view icon is giving a chance for a thief to steal the content of my website. What is the code to protect my web from the thief?

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My website contains of articles that I do not want to be copied by strangers. I have put the codes to protect my web site for being copied. But suddenly, the new fire fox is embed with an icon "enter reader view" at the URL and if some one click the icon easily he can copy the content of the web site. I want "enter reader view" icon will not emerge at the URL my website, what is the code?

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AFAIK, the "Reader" view is part of a W3C standard that is related to a CSS standard and HTML5 - not solely a Mozilla Firefox implementation, it currently exists in Safari, too. And other browser engines are sure to follow as a feature for their users.

https://mathiasbynens.be/notes/safari-reader - mentions how to enable it for a web page, so via quick read of that article my guess is that the < article > tag is part of enabling the Reader View feature.

Also, you need to consider that there are bookmarklets out there that can do a similar "reader view" feature. Basically, if you're worried about a 'thief', don't post it on the internet in HTML / text format or lay a transparency over the page to "hide it". But that is beyond the scope of this forum, which is for user support, not developer support. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/where-go-developer-support

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Text that is present as actual text on a page can always be copied, a last resort is the page code or use the built-in Inspector or other special means. To prevent that you would have to use a plugin like Flash to show the content or present the text as an image.