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Just need another question answered.

  1. chrissie123 profile image61
    chrissie123posted 7 years ago

    with my work published on this sight can people steal my work? can they take credit?

    1. princess g profile image60
      princess gposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If it's there, it can be stolen.

      1. chrissie123 profile image61
        chrissie123posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Man i wish i knew this sooner

  2. dishyum profile image56
    dishyumposted 7 years ago

    Well, everyone publishing online can anytime expect of getting their work copied. You should be ready to fight against it.

    1. chrissie123 profile image61
      chrissie123posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oh i will be thanks

  3. chrissie123 profile image61
    chrissie123posted 7 years ago

    SO how can I copy write my work

    1. profile image0
      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. chrissie123 profile image61
        chrissie123posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        THANK YOU!!! Ill ask around

    2. lrohner profile image85
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. chrissie123 profile image61
        chrissie123posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        thanks soooo much!

  4. visitmaniac profile image60
    visitmaniacposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. chrissie123 profile image61
      chrissie123posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just want to make sure I at least have my claims i love it on here but i want my work to stay mine.

  5. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    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.

 
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