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?
Yes; our work is 'copyrighted' once it's published. I add the symbol and my name so that when my hubs are scraped or copied, I can say right in the DCMA form that the hubs were obviously mine first. Just an added level of protection for me even though it's not needed.
Thanks for your answer ThePracticalMommy.
Out of curiosity, have you issued many DCMA notices thus far?
I've had articles scraped from my websites but have just let it go. Am wondering whether I should be more pro-active in protecting my work.
How can you tell when your article has been scraped or copied?
I have issued several and I was successful. I'm sure there's more out there to file, but I haven't noticed any obvious offenders recently.
To find a copied article, you can use Copyscape(dot)com and enter one of your links or just search in Google.
ThePracticalMommy said it best.
It is just a little reminder to those who are being trained by on-site wholesalers of published content, that the writer of the Hub is notifying potential cloners, harvesters, mixers and matchers, that it is not okay to take the published content of the Hubber.
Thanks LillyGrillzit for taking the time to reply. After reading yours and The PracticalMommy's response, I am now more inclined to add a copyright notice at the end of my hubs.
Thanks once again!
Please let me know how you add the copy notice.
The reason I include a copyright notice on my hubs is the result of bitter experience of having my hubs copied and having to pursue those infringing my copyright. I've been successful in getting those offenders, or their hosting sites, to take down the copied material, but I include the copyright advice just so anyone thinking of copying my hubs knows that they will be found out and consequences to them would be serious enough to deter them.
Unfortunately, just the fact that your work is published isn't good enough to deter some of these scamsters from copying your work. So, a reminder is always a good idea to have them think twice. Of course, if they still go ahead and copy, then they'd get no respite either. They'd have to face DMCA notices and getting one should deter them from replicating that behavior again.
Just in case, some of these habitual copyright infringers are reading this, they have no idea how much they stand to lose than gain by copying someone else's work. The primary reason such folks copy is to earn money through AdSense and other affiliate programs. Well, if they have copied content on their websites and get a DMCA notice sent to Google, then they'd have their account banned permanently. It is an absolutely foolish idea therefore to copy content. If only everyone realized this!!
Also send a DMCA notice to the host (if USA) who will remove the content, which is often automatically scraped. Although the perpetrator will lose their Adsense account, you'd be surprised how many accounts can be 'bought' if you know where to look!
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