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Do you include a copyright notice in your articles? Why or why not?


I never do this, but I see that a lot of folks on here do. Just wondering what the opinions are out there.

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Heather Rode (Heather Says) says

3 years ago
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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I think of it as a professional signature, among other things: like an artist who signs a painting. It's just appropriate and professional and might deter some theft. It's not costing anything to put the statement on there, so why not?

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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

3 years ago
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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Thanks, chef-du-jour! I totally understand your feelings and your response--some of my work was stolen, too. I only wonder how much of it was stolen and published in other languages? Scary thought! Happy writing to you!

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Patrick Kamau (Patkay) says

3 years ago
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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    It may deter a few potential thieves, Patkay, so you might as well: nothing to lose!

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Stephanie Henkel says

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Writer Fox says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I totally agree, Writer Fox! Couldn't have said it better! Thanks for enumerating things so clearly. I, too, put my notice at the bottom of each article, though I take a "hit" with the style tips, which I think is totally unfair and unethical of HP.

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Crystal Tatum says

3 years ago
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jaydawg808 says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    "The internet is brutal, I tell you!" :-) That it is, my friend. And, people are shameless and unscrupulous, too. A copyright notice can only help to protect us against such idiocy and ignorance and malice.

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Shauna L Bowling (bravewarrior) says

3 years ago
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StricktlyDating says

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Don Bobbitt says

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Elizabeth Parker (epbooks) says

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Learn Things Web says

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H C Palting (Express10) says

3 years ago
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Laura Schneider says

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P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

3 years ago
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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Most thieves are unscrupulous, duffsmom! Keep putting the copyright statement on there anyway--it will do no harm, and might deter a few potential thieves or innocent idiots who believe that everything on the internet is free for the taking.

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Marie Giunta (MPG Narratives) says

3 years ago
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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Well said! HubPages's standard copyright statement is insufficient, according to my attorney, so I use my own even though I get dinged for it by HubPages (totally unfairly in my opinion!).

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peachy (peachpurple) says

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