How to Copy Text from Copy Protected Sites using Chrome

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Have you ever tried copy a certain text or a word from a site but were unable to do so because the site administrator had disabled the copy paste functionality?

Well this is basically done in order to stop plagiarism. Disabling the copy paste functionality on a site does prevent people or bots from copying information without permission. However it is not so effective nowadays as the Copy protection feature is usually done with the help of JavaScript. So if you turn off JavaScript in any web browser, you will be able to copy information from the site without any restrictions. But even then there are many websites where disabling JavaScript won’t work.

There are also many third party extensions available on the Google play store that can help you to disable the copy protection feature on any site. But the one that’s the most popular is Allow Copy.

Allow Copy will re-enable select, copy, paste and right click features at any webpage using any kind of copy protection.

Using the extension is very simple and here’s how you can use the Allow Copy extension to disable copy protection on any site and copy any information on it using Google Chrome.

How to Copy Text from Copy Protected Sites using Allow Copy Extension in Google Chrome.

Step 1: Head over to the Download link provided at the bottom of the page.
Step 2: Click on Add to chrome to install the extension in Google chrome. Once installed the extension will appear in Chrome’s extension bar as shown in the screenshot below.

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Step 3: Now whenever you come across a site that has copy protection enabled, you can simply click on the Allow copy extension’s icon and the copy paste feature will be instantly enabled on that site.how-to-disable-copy-protection-on-web-sites-google-chrome
The extensions icon should display a green tick whenever the copy paste feature is enabled.

It’s as simple as that and now you can go ahead and copy any information that you need.

I have created this guide in order to help people such as students and everyone else who intend to sue this for a legal purpose. I have made all the information on my site free for everyone and I never intend to use copy protection on my blog. So please think twice before using this extension to do something illegal.

Download: Allow Copy extension for Google Chrome

  • Thubten Losang

    Thank you for this wonderful tip. This inability to copy paste has been a problem for me for quite some time. Earlier i was trying to copy paste tutorials from a tech website for my personal reminder and revision purpose of tech troubleshooting, but it was uncopiable. So, i was forced to use snipping tool in windows 7. but it was very tedious as i had to do snipping portion by porttion and then paste in MS Word. Today i just came across your site when i was searching for something else and saw this tip by chance. It is working. Thank you very much.