What's the easiest way to copyright my work, and prove it, on my hubs?
You can put a copyright notice at the end with your name and the year of publication. I don't know what you mean by 'prove it'. Once you've written something yourself, it's automatically copyrighted so adding the copyright notice should be enough.
You should include a copyright notice on each document. You should not write directly on the hub. Write on a word processor and paste it to the hub format. When you complete something, save it to a file while will date it. As long as you do not reopen that file, the date will remain the same and reflect the creation date. You can also print it out if the computer date states the document. Regardless of what you do, idiots wlll still try to take things and use them. It's the way of the world we live in today where stupid people actually believe they can get somewhere without any ability whatsoever...or any work for that matter. WB
If you live in the United States, any writing that you publish - regardless of where you publish it - was automatically copyrighted the moment you wrote it.
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 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 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 dellea 5 years ago
I haven't been in HP for a spell because work has kept me so busy for the past few weeks. Upon my return to publish a new hub, I finished my work and included my usual (and short) copyright notice in a text capsule. When I went to publish my hub I saw the style notice which indicated that HP added...
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 Silver Q 5 years ago
Is everything you post to hubpages automatically copyrighted?Or does something else have to be done to get my hubs copyrighted?
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