How do you copyright your hub?
Some hubs have the copyright symbol on them. How do you go about getting your hub a copyright in order to keep it from being stolen?
Under the law, copyright is granted automatically to the author upon the event of recording a creative work of expression in a tangible form, be it paint on canvas, pixels in a digital camera, or pencil on paper.
Since 1989 there have been no "formalities" required to obtain copyright -- prior to that the publication may have been required to be registered or marked with a copyright notice (Copyright, date, name of author). Copyright notice is optional today, but may be useful as evidence that an infringement was "willful", which is an element of a criminal copyright indictment.
As far as I understand if you publish a hub here on Hub Pages and your have written and created your hub then the copyright is granted by hub pages as yours and no one other than you owns the copyright to your work.
To be just a little assertive of your copyright over a your work you can mark the hub with "written by" and then your name. You can also use the international copyright symbol.
But, overall for the hub pages at least, if you have created the hub, the forum or the question or answers then the copyright of that work remains yours and non-one else. That's the rule here on Hub Pages.
Michele.. I was clueless too.. but my editor got my copy write and its what I put at the end of all my hubs.. and I was told the Hub is supposed to copy write it for you. but if you remember about 8- 9 months ago .. there was so many hubs being stolen.. but a few resourceful hubbers tracked down the person that was stealing our hubs and put them put of business. Great question MIchele
When you publish something you do own the copyright to it but it's best to put the world on notice by saying: Copyright © 2012 by YOU. The copyright symbol is in MS word - Click insert on top bar then go over to right to symbols. You can file it with the copyright office in DC but it's hardly worth the cost.
No, i have no idea. I noticed rfmoran's answer, that the symbol is in MS Word. I wonder if there's an easy html way to do it on a Mac?
I work in the copyright department of a big publishing company so this question is right up my alley! As soon as your thoughts/words/art is written down in a tangible form (even on a napkin!), they/it is protected by the US copyright law. Some still choose to include ©2012 (by the way, if you're using a PC the copyright symbol is ALT + 0169) to formally make it known.
by Silver Q4 years ago
Is everything you post to hubpages automatically copyrighted?Or does something else have to be done to get my hubs copyrighted?
by RunningDeer4 years ago
Should one include a copyright on each hub?Sometimes I see them on peoples hubs and sometimes not. I've also seen them on pictures too. Is this something I should include on my own work?
by dellea4 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....
by Christin Sander2 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...
by Phyllis Doyle Burns4 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...
by Crystal Tatum5 years ago
How do you copyright a hub?Do you copyright your hubs. Why or why not? if so, what is the process?
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