Steps to reproduce
- Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Main_Page&action=edit on a mobile such as an iPhone running the latest ios release or ipad with the latest ios release.
- It won't allow you to copy if the page is protected. Or the user or ip doesn't have permission to edit the page.
- You should be able to copy at all times.
You can copy if the page is not protected or user has rights.
But on a touch screen copying won't work if the page is protected.