Would you like to see your copyright information displayed in a more prominent position?
Yes, I definitely would. I think that would be a great idea. Have you suggested it in the improvement forum?
Yes! I prefer that too. Actually, it was this morning that I realized we have the option to add the copyright mark, but got a little dismayed when I found out it was hardly seen.
That was exactly my reaction when I was met with a notice saying that my copyright had been placed incorrectly below the content instead of in the suggested position below the adverts - it appears to have automatic detection working. Thanks, Sally
There would likely be some advantage in doing this to scare off potential copyright infringers. However it wouldn't deter those responsible for sites such as Rank08 dot com who have no scruples about blatantly copying the article content on HubPages.
Sounds a helpful suggestion. I've just looked one of my pages up and down and nowhere is there any mention of copyright. Where appropriate, we're asked to provide coyright information about images we use,so we should have our writing covered.
Yes, definitely.This has the potential to discourage possible copyright infringement.
It seems to me that you have the freedom (at least here on HP) to put it anywhere you want by simply embedding the information in a separate textbox and placing it in the sequence as you desire...at the start, end, or even in the middle.
What a good idea! Never thought of that. Thanks, Wayne.
A new feature was added yesterday - so that when I went to my hub, it warned me that I had it in a text capsule and it gave me a place where I could insert it, right beneath the adverts and not beneath the actual text, in tiny letters.
I've seen others do this as well, and many of them wait until the end to state this for the whole hub.
Yes definitely! I use my site name under photos and at the bottom of most hubs but often wonder if that is enough. There should be something more prominent which would help put people off plageurising the hubs, especially those who do so accidentally - something prominent would make them more aware that copyright exists. Great question.
As far as I know, we are responsible for adding our own copyright mark. It can be placed anywhere in our hub, so it would be easy to put it in a prominent place. I've seen some authors place it in a text capsule just under the title, others place it in the article after an introduction. I usually place my copyright notice at the bottom of my hub...it's a matter of personal preference.
A new feature has been added where you can add a copyright, right below the adverts. Thanks for commenting
Thanks for the heads-up, Sallybea! I will go back and look at my hubs in edit mode.
I just do not get it. If you make a million dollars a year off your writing. If someone steals that writing there is a monetary loss. So hire a lawyer, let the other guy make money and then take it back from her.
But what the heck with you folks who write to be heard and then complain that you are? Sallybea. you are not a professional writer so that you must concern yourself with copyright. The values in your writing is in the good ideas and knowledge, why do you want to limit that?
Ericdierker, you are quite correct, I was simply having an opinion about the new feature which was added yesterday. In fact, I would like it in a more prominent place so that people know that I wrote it. Thanks for your comment.
I don't think it really matters if you are writing for pay, or for fun, or for sharing knowledge, it is still your writing and no one should copy and paste it without permission from the author.
I think I skipped over something important. The big "C" that shows copyright has traditionally been tiny so as not to interfere with the work. Like an artists' little signature on a painting. It is like lawyer speak and should not take precedence.
The size of C is not the issue, it is the position on the page under question. Using the new feature one would be unable to change it in any way because the size has been set and cannot be altered in edit mode.
Wait until someone steals your work and posts it as their own. Many here have had that happen. I think you'll be singing a different tune.
Yes I would and I don't plan on changing the way I have copyright on my hubs.
Not really because traditionally copyright information is usually displayed in the footer of the website. Displaying it above the fold or within content may hurt my pages as this is not relevant to my content. I think it is in the correct position.
This information is not being displayed in the footer, it is quite a way up the page under the ads.
I see, thank you Cardisa. I still think that it would be nice to have the copyright notice at the bottom of the content and not below the ads. Thank you for your comment.
With the information under the ads, it is not prominent. I think it should be at the top under my name or at the end of my article, not under the ads.
A larger copyright blurb would be nice. I don't see where I can add it to any existing hubs. Where do I find what you are looking for? I realize I can write my own blurb, but other than that I don't see where there is anything available anywhere, even under the adverts (or is it in place already without us having to edit the hub)? I'll have to look again.
In edit mode, below the recipe capsule, it says display options, click on the word, not the question mark and you will see a drop down menu and you can add it here.
@Sallybea, thanks for the specific instructions in the following blurb, I now added it to one of my hubs. I think the font is fine, it fits with the one about when it was updated last.
Yes, I would like the copyright information to be more prominent. Maybe at the top under my name.
Count me as a resounding "Yes", but I think this will fall on deaf ears here.
Actually I do not care if it is prominent as long as it does what it is supposed to. I do not know if it is started yet but I was just reading a newsletter which mentioned an option to automatically add a Hub Pages approved copyright notice.
Yes, it started yesterday along with some other great features added too. Thank you for the comment The Examiner.
I just found it when I created a new Hub. Now I am going to check and see if I can add it to my present ones.
Where did my answer from a couple of hour ago disappear to? Are some responses deleted or censored?
That was my fault entirely, I tried to correct a spelling mistake and failed. Apologies Gail - the only one who should be censored is me. I now have you sitting in my comment box with an awaiting moderation sign, never had that happen before!!!
Well, it sounds like maybe it was an accidental report. What I previously said was I would like it more prominently displayed. Scrapers do not copy that far down the page. Also, that there would a pen name option since a lot of writers ghostwrite.
First thank you for pointing out that there is an optional copyright logo I can add to my article. I should spend more time on the right hand side of the page!
I added this information to 4 articles so far and I think it is large enough. People who would steal your article can read too.
As an amateur photographer I sometimes worry about copyright but not to any great degree. There was a case where a photographer found his photos in use at a commercial website and successfully sued for $12,000.00 but this is rare. Mostly you will contact the offending website owner and they will remove your article or pay you. If you threaten to call their ISP and have their service suspended your may get somewhere quicker.
You may think there is an offender out there when you see snippets of what looks like your work on other websites. How will you find offenders? Take a paragraph or sentence of your text and put it in the Google search engine (using quotations around your text) and see if any exact matches come up. You will find plenty of information regarding actions to take with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You can see the highlights at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Mi … yright_Act
by Crystal Tatum 7 years ago
Do you include a copyright notice in your articles? Why or why not?I never do this, but I see that a lot of folks on here do. Just wondering what the opinions are out there.
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by Making-Jewellery 7 years ago
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by LiamBean 7 years ago
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by Zack Love 7 years ago
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