More and more I find that when I copy text from a news site, the site adds in its own advertising/footnote link to my clipboard, so that when I paste, I get "[Text I copied] FOR MORE, GO READ AT http://www.example.com/link/to/story"
I admire the technical abilities that made this possible, but I would like to stop it on my browser. I looked through about:config for "clipboard" and "copy," but the only setting I found was autocopy on highlight.
As an example, copy one of the fun "facts" here: http://www.linuxscrew.com/2007/10/28/fun-chuck-norris-vs-linus-torvalds/
When you paste, you'll have the following text appended: "Read more: http://www.linuxscrew.com/2007/10/28/fun-chuck-norris-vs-linus-torvalds/#ixzz1mUKtACkt"
They aren't just hijacking the control-C keystroke, I get it when I select "copy" from the right click menu, as well.
I would like my browser to completely ignore this trick.
I replicated this on Firefox, IE, and Google Chrome.