I notice that Hub Pages does not put a date on the articles when they are published like some other sites do. When I first started writing on the internet, someone told me to just put a copyright notice, date and my name at the bottom of my articles. With all of the stealing of articles, should we do that here?
If you make the original publication date public, the content thieves steal that too.
Relache is absolutely right, but just in case you don't already know: When your hub is in edit mode, go to the right sidebar where you'll see 'Display Options'. Open this, and you'll see the option to add a copyright notice.
Thank you for the answers. I found it and will start adding it to all of my articles. It is nice also that it shows when the article was last updated.
by Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago
When I update or revise older hubs, the HP standardized copyright notice does not change to the current year, so I remove that notice to update with my own current year notice at the bottom of my hub, using the correct format. Then I get the notice that HP prefers their own notice, which is...
by Crystal Tatum 4 years ago
Do you include a copyright notice in your articles? Why or why not?I never do this, but I see that a lot of folks on here do. Just wondering what the opinions are out there.
by Writer Fox 6 years ago
Just a reminder to update the copyright notice on your Hubs to the year 2012. If you don't have a notice on your Hubs, consider adding one. There have been many forum posts recently about plagiarism of Hubs. Although your work is protected without this notice, I feel it is...
by C L Grant 5 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 Glenn Stok 3 years ago
I have been noticing that when I enable the copyright notice in the display options in the HubTool, that it sometimes gets shut off. Then I have to enable it again. This has been happening ever since the feature was first introduced and I've been trying to discover what I did just before it...
by Whitney 9 years ago
Since there has been a number of cases of stolen HP content, and the upcoming feature, I was thinking that instead of all hubbers creating a Copyright notice, maybe HubPages could create an automatic message that shows somewhere on each hub.And for those that would rather create their own message...
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