Is it possible for web site owners to block the ability of visitors to copy text from their web page?
When I receive the latest warning letter about whatever it is that people are up in arms about at the moment, I check it out on Snopes.com. In the past I have copied a small part of their text into a reply email and included a link to the page. It's my understanding that this is what is meant by "fair use". However, the last time I tried to do this I couldn't copy anything off of any page at the Snopes web site.
Has anyone else run into this problem?