In the United States at least, any work you create (including a Hub) has copyright protection the moment you create it. Even a sketch on the back of a napkin is copyright "you" as soon as your pen hits the paper. You forfeit that right if you do not enforce it. A notice at the bottom of the page is a fine first step to enforcing your copyright, but you must also notify offenders if/when copies of your work appear and then sue them if they don't stop using it or the work becomes public domain. So copyright protection is unfortunately not a magic wand to prevent people from using your work. It takes a lot of effort and resources on your part to enforce those rights and get law enforcement involved when they are infringed, effort that is frequently impractical for Hubs.
My two cents, you don't need to do anything special. The most that can be done, is being done already. Some people insert more prominent copyright messages in their content. I suspect this may just advertise to thieves that it's something worth stealing.
by webismine6 years ago
How is it done?
by Gener Geminiano8 years ago
Your comments/posts are very welcome here.
by Person of Interest3 years ago
A thread of where no bad things happen. A thread of peacefulnessWhen something good happens to you, post it here.I shall not start. It will be up to others.
by Rose West7 years ago
Has anyone ever run into copyright issues using images from photobucket? I like the selection at photobucket, but it seems like people post a lot of photos they probably do not own. I like using photobucket, but there's...
by sibtain bukhari4 years ago
IS YOUR CAPS LOCK BUTTON STUCK?
by Wavie2 years ago
I know that hubpages is strict about violations and copyright but is it a violation to post a youtube video in your hub, which you know includes copyrighted material, which the one uploading the video did not have...
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