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What is the best way to make legally clear my copyright restrictions on use of my text or photos?


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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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Thanks ComfortB. I have started putting brief notes on some of my hubs (tho' probably too brief to cover all legal eventualities). Your link looks very interesting re creative commons and I will check that out and see if it's valid for me. Thanks.


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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    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!

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Diana L Pierce (Diana Lee) says

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    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.

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    Dr. Eve Riser-Roberts (thecatgallery) 4 years ago

    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.


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Dr. Eve Riser-Roberts (thecatgallery) says

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    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!

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    I think we can all learn from other hubs and web pages Casimiro, and I'm sure it is a good idea to check out how others phrase their views on copyright