Misuse of JavaScript annoys me


IMDB’s image provider has implemented the classic way of preventing image stealing: return false for the right-click or contextMenu event.

This annoys me so much.

And it’s so trivially easy to subvert, it just irritates me that this qualifies as security and / or is demanded by clients. A demonstration should suffice. In these examples, IMDB tries to prevent me from grabbing images out of their pictures tool. Sigh. Must it be so?

So, please, stop. Just stop. Because you don’t stop the slightly-enlightened from getting the goodies: