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Sell Photos - Copyright Protection

Anyone can right-click an image online to save the photo to their computer, so if you are selling photos you will want to take as many measures as possible to prevent people from just taking a copy of the image off of your website.


  1. Insert no right-click code into your pages. Here is a Javascript code that works well:

<SCRIPT language=JavaScript>

//Disable right mouse click Script
//By Maximus ( w/ mods by DynamicDrive
//For full source code, visit

var message="Function Disabled!";

function clickIE4(){
if (event.button==2){
return false;

function clickNS4(e){
if (document.layers||document.getElementById&&!document.all){
if (e.which==2||e.which==3){
return false;

if (document.layers){
else if (document.all&&!document.getElementById){

document.oncontextmenu=new Function("alert(message);return false")

// -->

  1. Do not display full-size copies of your images on your site - upload smaller versions to your image library.
  2. Put a word like SAMPLE across your photos so that even if a screenshot is taken of your page, the photo is useless. You could also add your name or website on top of a section of your photo that cannot be cropped out without sacrificing a part of the photo.
  3. Copyright protect your images. This will then give you legal means to threaten to sue if someone copies your image without permission. You can include copyright information in the footer of your pages.
  4. Make it clear on your site that the images are not permitted to be copied without permission.
  5. Ensuring your photos are available as downloadable purchases allows you to sell the photo at whatever size you like. File uploads have no restrictions on image size, unlike photos uploaded to your Image Library.

Yellow Warning You have to copy and paste this to each page you would like it to work on. Also, the no right-click code does not guarantee your image is safe. A person can still take a screen shot of your page and then crop your image out. To better protect your images, you may want to put text on top of your image like "SAMPLE" and/or legally copyright your images.


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Solution #: 6131390
Category: Edit Store > Products & Product Management
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