August 20, 2009
Turning off copy-paste in a UIWebView
This defect is now fixed. To turn off copy-paste for both mobile Safari and the UIWebView put webkit-user-select:none; in the CSS class of the body. To turn it on use webkit-user-select:none;
Or if you are using QuickConnect you can call copyPaste(false); to turn it off and copyPaste(true)to turn it on.
It looks like the latest version of iPhone OS 3.0 no longer allows you to use webkit-user-select:none; to turn off copy-paste. This is unfortunate. Hopefully this is only a defect. Granted, I have only tried this on the Simulator at this point, but it used to work there.
I have submitted this as a bug to apple (Bug ID# 7164604).