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Best Answer sheilamyers says
If it is automatic than why are other Hubbers always complaining that work has been taken?
Yes, that is the right answer. Once anything is published, print or media, it is legally under copyright. However, Examiner, it can still be stolen-- just like anything else you own. You may legally own your car, but someone can still steal it.
As Rochelle said, just because something is protected under the law doesn't mean people won't break the law and steal something. They can do that even with the copyright statement in place.
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The Examiner-1 says
Peter Ray says
I would sure like a citation to this notion of automatic copyright. Intentionally publishing something for the world to see for free. And there is an automatic copyright on that?
Yes, Eric. The copyright laws are clear about it and there are MANY sources of information, at least in the U.S., which is where HubPages is located. Here's a .pdf containing the laws: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/circ92.pdf
Here is an article that makes it pretty clear:
That is only an opinion piece. Not citations within it.
Eric, I posted a response that included a link to the U.S. Copyright office. It says my comment is awaiting moderation. Section 17 of the United States Code and the Copyright office publishes information about the various other laws, too.
The citations in the article are: Library of Congress United States Copyright Office web site at: http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/ Or visit the World Intellectual Property Organization web site at: http://www.wipo.org/eng/index.htm
I will just leave it alone. Those are not citations. Where is it written --- a vague reference to an organization is not helpful. In fact it indicates a lack thereof that the author does not do a minimal quote.
Here is the information Ericdierker should read:
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Nadine May says
Writer Fox says
Correct, but everyone says that it happens automatically and this is just a label to show it.
It is false that it happens auto. Not one person can show a law that backs that claim. It is all hearsay upon hearsay without direct citation to a law. Hate me if you will but there is no auto copyright. End of story. Somebody show me a law.
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Eric Dierker says
He is the link you wanted to see. I think you will learn a great deal about how wrong your statements are:
You eat pablum or drink Koolaid ----- show cite and quote a passage. Please otherwise stop being stupid.
show me any law that says is you publish it is protected ----- anything close???? Please.
Your link says nothing of the sort!!
This is an excerpt from the link I posted:
"Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work. Only the author or
Nothing you cite says what you say. I can read well. What you say this says is ????.. Show me where it says an online publicized work is auto copyrighted. You cannot do that. I promise you.
Stop this claim immediately. It is false. Or show me where.
Eric, I posted the link to the source material. If you think that the ACTUAL law doesn't count as source material, go ahead and violate my (unmarked) copyright and you'll discover the truth through them or DMCA.
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That may simply be the difference between the two accounts. Try starting fresh in the recent acct. posting them under new titles. See if that works and then copy-paste the text.