On the forums, I've seen a difference of opinion about adding the copyright notice to our hubs at the bottom. I've been doing it as a way to protect myself from plagiarizers. However, I read it doesn't do much good. Plus, when we add the copyright, it makes our hubs seem dated if they weren't written in 2017. What do you think?
In my opinion, it never hurts to have it. Nevertheless, the fact is that everything you publish is copyrighted anyway. Besides all that, plagiarists who want to steal will steal no matter what. As for looking dated, no need to worry because the last updated date is noted right at the top of all your hubs.
Turning on the copyright notice on every article is essential because there's an awful lot of people out there who don't understand about copyright being automatic. The notice will deter some. Plus I think it helps when the time comes to file DMCAs. It shows you've made an effort to protect your copyright.
In case you aren't aware, it is the most recent updated date that shows in search results, not your original copyright date. I can't see any reason not to add copyright.
by Steve Andrews 8 years ago
I have recently thought of a way to hopefully prevent other people copying and pasting my hubs on other sites including blogs and forums where I have had a lot of trouble trying to get them removed. I am therefore adding: "Copyright © 2010 Steve Andrews. All Rights Reserved." to all new...
by Crystal Tatum 5 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 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...
by Christin Sander 3 years ago
I've been going through and radically updating lots of old hubs lately. I've found that several of them have been here for a long time with "no notice" on them. I know I'm still protected by copyright law even without that notice, but wouldn't it just make more sense for the...
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 annmackiemiller 4 years ago
Hi is there a way to activate the copyright notice in the display option for all your hubs without going through every single one?Thanks. Ann
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