PCUnix is right, you can also see at the footer where it says "Copyright © 2010 Hubpages Inc. and respective owners." which is just a formal notice that work here is copyrighted.
It's a common misconception that to copyright one's creative work requires some kind of formal submission to government entities. Not so!
As PCUnix rightly pointed out -- your work is AUTOMATICALLY protected by copyright.
It is a good idea, however, to add the "C in a circle" sign,year and your name and post that at the end of your hubs. Just another not-so-subtle reminder to would-be content thieves!
by Ronald E Franklin16 months ago
I'm planning a hub about one particular actor in one particular scene of a movie. Without a visual representation of the actor in the scene the article would be meaningless, but no free or non-copyrighted photos appear...
by Rose West7 years ago
Has anyone ever run into copyright issues using images from photobucket? I like the selection at photobucket, but it seems like people post a lot of photos they probably do not own. I like using photobucket, but there's...
by Sherri7 years ago
I've sent three emails and a certified letter to a website owner who has stolen one of my Hubs, following the DMCA protocol to a T. (I got the vital stats and a postal address from Who Is.) All with no response...
by OrangeCast8 years ago
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by Susan Ng Yu7 years ago
Hi. I recently used the "suggested email" template to send to copyright infringing sites and sent it to GoDaddy.com and they misunderstood it. Maybe it needs clarification? ______________This was how I used...
by NotPC3 years ago
HubPages is very firm in their rule to only use photos for which you have permission to use. Hypothetically, what happens if you break this rule? I've seen many people using images that are clearly not theirs to use and...
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