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Is there a reason people are putting their copyright information in the middle of hubs?
I've noticed lately a lot of people are putting their copyright info in the middle of their hubs instead of at the end. Is there are particular reason for that?
My guess would be so that it's harder for scrapers to copy and paste an article and claim it's theirs. Not too bad of an idea, but I'm not too sure how it affects the layout and if Google would like it...
I'm glad you asked. I was curious. PracticalMommy's answer makes a lot of sense. I would think that would make copying and pasting a little harder. Otherwise, I have no clue why they do that.
It could be extra precaution done for security purposes, but your hubs are automatically yours the minute they are published. Anyone taking the material as their own are infringing on copyright material.
I was thinking they were doing it as a transition from introducing their expertise, or their own personal opinion about a subject to the actual facts about a subject. I notice, in the beginning of the hub, the author would introduce the subject matter, stating how they are familiar with the the information, or how they are affected by the information. Then, after the copyright notice, they go into the facts about the subject matter. I don't know. It just seems like that to me.
I don't think it is a good idea. Copying and Pasting will be done by immature beginners. But original is original. Duplicate content is not going to find favors with Google. I think one generates one's key words, articles of one's own and the duplicator will either vanish automatically or will not be able to survive for long. Inserting copyright info in the middle does not make sense as it will be neither liked by the audience nor by the publisher/writer.
With a background as an artist and graphic designer, I would assume that whomever posted their copyright information in the middle of their hub, would be doing it for the same reason that an artist/graphic designer would put a watermark type name/image over their original artwork - when it is published. This would keep someone from cutting and copying the entire article and pasting at their own. However, if someone knows how to edit... then this is not going to stop them from nabbing your article.
I had a back handed compliment, when I was googling one of the subjects that I write on - and found that someone had plagiarized the beginning of my article without giving me credit. I'm sure this happens all the time, but that seemed like a historic day for me-- because at least they thought that my writing was worth copying and claiming for their own... but I never got credit for my own thoughts and words.
How can you stop this? With today's technology, people can swipe anything that they see on the internet and claim it as their own.
It is just to make themselves feel better, it doesn't stop people from stealing content. Besides, every page is copyrighted at the bottom.
i think copy right info is placed at the middle of the hub is to capture the scrappers as they will not notice the information that is present they just copy it and paste so we may catch told of the scrappers how are copying the content.
Have great day a head.
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