with my work published on this sight can people steal my work? can they take credit?
Well, everyone publishing online can anytime expect of getting their work copied. You should be ready to fight against it.
When you signed up there was a section on copyrighting your work. You still can. I'm sorry I don't know how, but there are hubbers who can steer you in that direction.
There's nothing you need to do to copyright your work. If you are the creator, you own the copyright. You can go through a whole bureaucratic process to formally copyright it, but it doesn't give you anything more than the ability to collect punitive damages.
I would put a notice at the bottom of each hub stating Copyright 2009, Chrissie Lastname - or something to that effect. Every now and then, just run some of your hubs through Copyscape to see if anyone's plagiarized you. If that happens, let us know. There are lots of folks out there who have figured out the best way to battle it.
Your work on here is already under copy write laws when you post it here on hub pages. While people are now allow or suppose to steal your content they still do. No matter where you post even if its to your very own blog there are still people out there that will steal your hard work.
All I know you can do is:
1) watch the flags that appear on your "My Account" when HubPages catches a duplication of your work
2) periodically Google a bit of unique text from your work to see if it shows up anywhere else.
If you find it anywhere else, file the DMCA complaint form that should be on the site somewhere. They are usually very prompt in making someone take it down if they can't prove it's theirs.
We've all had it happen. It's not as big a deal as we tend to think. It can happen to anyone.
Let's say you stop publishing online because you're afraid people will steal your work. Don't you think people who publish books have the same problem? People copy and steal their work all the time too. The only way you can ever prevent someone from stealing your work is to never let it out of your head.
by xixi12 7 years ago
This is very simple I ask a question and the next person replying will answer with another question. ExampleWhat is going on?
by WaffleCheese 8 years ago
Okay you wise guys/gals, You think your so smart with the first one, how about this one?You have 80 potatoes. You take the potatoes and divide them by half then add 6, multiplied by 5. How many potatoes do you have?
by lucieanne 8 years ago
One more thing - do all the photographs on your hub have to be ones you've taken yourself?
by Liz Elias 3 years ago
While we are not supposed to be putting links within our hubs to outside sales sites in which we have an interest, is it allowed to post a link on the front page, in the "what's on your mind" status box, for a personal fundraising site asking for help to fund emergency repairs?
by sassychic 9 years ago
How can you tell if a guy likes you or if he's flirting for fun or just being stupid?I mean If he asks for your number and then calls you three days later and says I'll call you tomorrow, then how are you supposed to react?I simply think the dude just is lazzy i dont know. . . .Any thoughts?
by Brian 8 years ago
I Have read some comments saying that I ask a lot of questions. And it is only because I want to learn everything I can to drive traffic to my hubs. So my next question is about facebook.I know that I have learned that I can link my hubs to my facebook page, so that my friends can see them. And, I...
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