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How to copy protected text from a website?

In the era of growing digital world security has become the main problem. For that many websites ensures that their data is private and is not copied by anyone. Just to save them from copyright violation websites enable protected content. You also have experienced sometimes that you can’t select the text to copy. This is just because to save their content from getting copies. But technology has a solution for everything. You can copy content from a protected website also with a creative approach. Let’s discuss more, how to copy protected text from a website?

Divining deep into the Ways that allows you to copy protected text from a website

When website publishers publish any content on their website they enter a JavaScript code. These codes are the same as a password which does not allow any outsider user to interact with the on-page content of the website. Due to this JavaScript password, you are unable to copy text from some websites.

But still, if you want to copy you must know these few things. These will help you in copying the protected data easily. No website publisher would want their data to be coped so they do all possible things. But its good to be one step ahead. Here I will tell you all the possible ways you can copy the content. If one of the ways doesn’t work try another.

How to copy protected text from a website?

1. Disable JavaScript from the browser

As mentioned in the beginning most websites use JavaScript to disable text selection and right-clicking or open drop-down menu at the top screen open preferences. In the preferences, window click on the Security tab. From there remove the check mark on “Enable JavaScript”. After that save the settings, refresh and open the site. Now you would be able to copy the text.

Some sites don’t allow to open these setting for those sites you can try the other ways.

2. Copy from website source code

Copy from website source code

Website content is also the same in the source code written in HTML language. You can access this code by right-clicking on the website and selecting “view source” if it is not disabled from the website owner. Once you get the code search for the content you want to cope, Select, and just copy. If the website has disabled right-click simply use the following URL “view-source:https://” with the website or page name in your browser. It would be an easy trick for beginners.

3. Using Proxy Sites

Proxy websites help you to disable JavaScript before accessing a website. There are many sites that provide you free proxy website. So that you can easily remove JavaScript and access the content.

4. Print website to PDF

You can install PDF drivers such as PDF creators to change website content into a PDF and from PDF you can then copy the content you require.

5. Disable from CSS user-select property

Find the inspect element in the CSS window and “unstick” it to disable. this tool allows you to disable text selection on a website. You can also use property “user—select” from the website.

6. Take a screenshot of the content

screenshot of the content

This way is mainly for an image that is restricted to be saved from the website. Take a screenshot of the image and use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to extract all the visible text and copy the text.

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