I'd like to put a message in my hubs re-copyright. We all have different attitudes on copyright. My view is that I don't mind people quoting a few sentences from my hubs in their work, and I don't mind people using my photos (indeed it's flattering), but I wouldn't want to be heavily plagiarised and I would expect a viable link/acknowledgement back to my pages. I wonder is there an unambiguous format of words to ensure all loopholes are covered? Is there a site which offers good examples of clear, legal notices which can be used so anyone wishing to use my work knows exactly where they stand?
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I think that's right re Creative Commons and photos. I wonder if the template provided in the link from ComfortB will prove useful? Not being a computer geek or a legal geek, I like the idea of a simple template to use for my copyright requirements!
Thanks Diana. Good suggestions. Certainly the point about crediting your own photos may be a very good one, and something I haven't ever done. And reading the HubPages copyright note may be instructive for all who want to understand their rights too.
Thanks for your answer. I'm glad your son has found solutions that work for him. But putting an invisible watermark on a picture of mine still means that it can be taken and used by others without being seen. Frustrating.
Thanks justom. I understand thecatgallery's concerns, though the idea of an 'invisible watermark' may be useful to many who want the image to remain attractively unobscured, but who also want proof of ownership when necessary. Interesting suggestion.
Oh, justom, the low resolution comment would work for some images for some purposes, but since I'm selling prints of my art, they really have to be a good resolution to be able to see the quality of the pictures. That makes them too good :-)
thecatgallery, sure anything can be taken but if you find out you have legal recourse. A good person to find out from is Leo Notenboom AKA "Ask Leo", the guy does a free newsletter and is a guru on all computer related issues. He answers ?'s free.
Thanks for that. Sounds depressing, and very frustrating if they're even making money out of your work. There are ways to complain of infringements online (once they are detected) but how effective they are, I don't know. Good luck with your problem!