I've been reading tons of forum posts on HP about their hubs getting scraped and copied by scraper sites around the globe. I was hoping that I could prevent (or at least track) this by adding a simple copyright with my name in a text capsule at the bottom of each hub article I write, and having my name linked to my HP profile. Can anyone, especially HP moderators, look at my hubs and tell me if this is okay? I just want to make sure I'm not violating any "linking laws"...
We generally recommend against this practice because it adds visual clutter to your Hub and does not actually prevent or reduce content theft. Here's our official guide on protecting your content for more information.
That is exactly what Simone would have said but somehow it is not quite the same. Could you wear something strange on your head?
Alas, I don't think I could ever hope to match the creativity and scope of Simone's hair bows. But I do have some glow-in-the-dark jellyfish earrings I could put on for you!
Gosh... now I have a lot of work ahead of me in taking all of my copyright statements off... :-(
Christy I'd like to politely disagree. I use a copyright statement in the MIDDLE of some of my oft copied hubs and articles. Since doing so I've seen a drop of up to 50% or more in those articles being copied AND seen other people actually report copied content for me (when it's on forums at least.)
Have the rules changed? Last time someone did this, their Hubs got unpublished for "unrelated links" (because your profile isn't a page that isn't on the same topic as the Hub).
I don't put a link in mine. Just "If you're not reading this on wrylilt.hubpages.com this has been stolen, you're liable for prosecution etc"
Yup, that sounds fine to me - and a good idea, too.
Christy: I just clicked on the link you provided, and reread in the Learning Center on how to protect your work. HP recommends setting up a Google Alert for your Hubs, or at least the most copied. Seems simple enough.
I have a couple of Hubs that have been copied and I'm going to take that advice.
I personally prefer a copyright notice. Also, if and when your hubs get scraped and duplicated, often the copyright notice is scraped with it! Makes things much simpler when complaining to Google or submitting a DMCA to the host.
I find copyright notices irritating. When I read an article, I want info. I don't want my attention drawn to the writer's insecurities. Even if the insecurity happens to justified.
I suppose if your main enemy is a pregnant woman, a polite request may do the trick. Mostly though, content thieves don't read your article and don't care about copyright by definition.
So all you get is a reader saying something like, 'this person just lodged something in my brain that I didn't want lodging in my brain'.
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