To: Perfume shopping websites (and other types of shopping sites) that disable the right-click mouse function and replace it with a pop-up copyright/content notice
Your disabling of my right-click pop-up menu serves only one purpose for me as a shopper at your site: to PISS ME OFF! It inhibits my browsing experience. It prevents me from right-clicking on a link to open a separate browser window. It prevents me from easily creating a shortcut to your webpage on my desktop or adding the page to my bookmarks.
I, the shopper/customer, am not there to steal your graphics, descriptions, etc. However, if I were
there from a competing company to steal your content or link to it from my own site, do you think that disabling the right-click function would stop me? Do you think that the notice would deter me? It would not. It would amuse me.
You have obviously been advised by an anal web developer or evil corporate lawyer that the copyright/content notice is a good idea. Well, from a customer's point of view, it is annoying and accusatory. If you are so worried about having your stuff stolen, how about just putting the notice at the bottom of every page (or at the top if you are THAT worried) and/or putting a company watermark on each graphic? It is pointless and possibly detrimental to your business to punish the majority of visitors to your site - customers - by interfering with their normal browsing capabilities. If I were contemplating buying a product from your site or a competing site, all other things being equal, I would buy from the site that does not hijack my browser functionality and imply that I am a thief.