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 Gener Geminiano 13 years ago
Your comments/posts are very welcome here.
by x 8 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 webismine 12 years ago
How is it done?
by C L Grant 9 years ago
Why do some Hubbers include a copyright notice at the bottom of their hub?Is this absolutely necessary to protect your work? Isn't there an implied right once the work has been published? Or is it because some Hubbers may be freelance writers and want the work attributed to them properly?
by Dennis L. Page 10 years ago
Do you copy-write your articles on Hubpages?If you copy-write your articles on Hubpages, what copywriter service do you use and why are you with them?
by Kylyssa Shay 7 years ago
I've hunted hither and yon and I've yet to find the page describing how HubPro editing changes our rights to our articles.Typical magazine article editing involves the editor fixing typos, rewriting a few sentences for clarity, cutting content, working with layout, and instructing the author to...
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