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Copyright Protections

Context and Problem Statement

In the past, we have found some of our works stolen or traced without our permission. A notable incident is the cover for Collection No. 3 Self-Identity where it was traced to the exact lines and sold commercially on Redbubble. The artist for the piece was unaware of this and caused the admin board to consider copyright protection over what we publish digitally.

It is understood that we cannot fully prevent a user from copying an image or text because of several workarounds. However, we should prevent most forms of copying that most visitors will try.

Decision Drivers

Considered Options

  1. Copying by clipboard
  2. Copying by dragging
  3. Copying by context menu

Decision Outcome

Positive Consequences

Negative Consequences

Known Workarounds


Further Improvements