How do you put copyright tags on your hubs? Do you need to install some kind of of plug-in? Also, will it prevent other people from plagiarizing your content?
If you would like you can add a copyright image or text © using the copyright symbol on your Hubs.
The reality is that doing so has little effect on someone's ability to copy Hub content.
If a person can read the content in a browser, then there are always going to be ways to copy that content.
One of my hubs was unpublished beacuse I put "© author-hubapges" in four places throughout the article. This was intended to ensure that when the text was copied and pasted elsewhere, these tags would stay with the other text and would clearly show it as copied content. I thought this was smart idea. BUT
=> HP said it was overly promotional (Round 1 - pulled the ads)
=> and then it was keyword stuffing (Yeah right????) (Round 2 - Unpublished).
So it appears that HP is not keen on the © symbol being used more than once to label and attempt to protect your unique material.
Ho Hum What a Bum!
I wonder how putting copyright and your name can be considered keyword stuffing? I thought keyword stuffing was repeating certain words over and over again in your hub because this was what people typed when doing a search. Maybe I missed something since I'm still pretty new to all this.
By the way, about your explanation on putting copyright and your name throughout your hub, you said it would show up when people copy and pasted the article, but can't those people just remove those copyright symbols and your name when they copy the article?
Usually, they just copy the whole thing. They don't care to remove the copyright.
Wow. I actually find that odd and strange. I mean if they went through the trouble of copying other people's content, you would think they wouldn't want to be caught and would remove the original person's name from the article. It's almost like they want to be caught plagiarizing if they don't remove the person's name.
But then again, sooner or later, people will find out if their content's been stolen, right? And they'll try to get the stolen content removed, asserting their copyright by filing DMCA, etc. I wonder why people still bother to plagiarize if they'll be caught anyway?
Has anyone noticed putting a copyright remark has helped prevent stealing content? I've been considering going back and putting copyright notices on my hubs I've done so far...
A copyright notice will not prevent people from copying your hubs. I also don't think it will make it easier to file a notice.
However, I think it will make it easier for you to find your hub. You will have words that are in every single hub, and when you do a search for your copyright notice, hopefully you will be able to see everywhere it is being used, including places where it doesn't belong.
Never. I have seen articles copied with the copyright info still in place.
Also, this is at the bottom of every page on Hubpages:
"Copyright © 2013 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. All rights reserved.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners."
@janderson99: woah! how can protecting your content be considered overly-promotional? I don't understand why HP doesn't allow putting 2 or more copyright symbols..that sure is a bummer..
@Matthew: thanks for the info, so putting a copyright tag doesn't really disable content thieves from stealing your content, I was hoping that by placing copyright symbol I'll be able to protect my work. Well, anyway let's just hope that someday Google will be able to create an algorithm that will ban people from publishing plagiarized content.
I put a copyright notice on the bottom of all my Hubs. According to US law, your work is copyrighted as soon as you create it, even if you write something on toilet paper. Enforcing your copyright, however, is a different matter.
A notice might discourage an ordinary content plagiarist because it shows that you are serious about protecting your work. It won't discourage the automated content thefts which are much more common.
Displaying the copyright notice will make it easier to have your plagiarized content removed when you file a DMCA takedown notice. Most of the automated plagiarists that I have dealt with steal my entire article, including my copyright notice! This, or course, makes my case against them Prima facie.
Adding a copyright doesn't help. Many of the scrapers copied a bunch of hubs recently, copyrights and all. They don't care. Someone from HP staff has said before there is no need to put a copyright on hubs. They are copyrighted once they are published. Whatever you do, it doesn't seem to deter the copycats, unfortunately.
Adding a copyright notice does help and it declares that you are the owner of your content. HubPages doesn't own my content; I do. HubPages doesn't hold the copyright to my content; I do. When you file a formal DMCA takedown notice, you must declare that you are the owner of/or agent of the copyright owner. I filed seven DMCA requests today, and that is a typical day for me. Because I post a notice that I am the copyright owner, my plagiarized content is usually removed in 18 hours.
You're right. Hubpages doesn't own the copyright; the writer does whether it's posted on the hub or not. That's what I meant. But the scrapers copy any copyright, too. I file DMCA complaints when mine are taken ( I don't post copyrights), and the copied hubs are taken down soon, too.
ok, stupid question of the day folks, how in the heck to you make the copyright symbol anyway? I can't find out how on my computer and screaming at it doesn't help.
When you are in the text capsule edit mode you have to click on an icon for special symbols and in there there is an icon for the copyright symbol.
Just because you put a copyright notice doesn't mean no one will steal your content...
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