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  1. 12DaystoNovel profile image55
    12DaystoNovelposted 7 years ago

    I'm a little confused about copywrite rules.  If I post something (such as a story) on hubpages, is it possible for someone else to steal it?  Should I purchase some sort of copywrite agreement before I post?  Thanks for any and all advice.  I'm very stupid on this subject!

  2. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    Although you are own rights to whatever original content you post here, but anyone can copy it. You can place a copyright warning somewhere in the hub but still it can be copied.

  3. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    No matter how many ways you go about placing copyright on your content, you shouldn't place anything online that you want to keep near and dear.

    Bots search the 'net and scrape content for sites, people copy and paste pieces or whole articles and the like. However there are some ways you can prevent or deal with these issues.

    *Emailing the owner of the site (many article share sites have thousands of users and are strict about duplicate content - email them directly and they'll usually remove the article if not the entire account.)
    *If the site has any type of advert you can file a complaint with the site putting the adverts there and they will lose their account.
    *File a DMCA complaint with Google. They take duplicate content seriously and they have a range of ways to get it removed from search engines etc.
    *Contact the host of the site. Usually the host wants to avoid any legal issues and may stop hosting the site altogether.

  4. jokeapptv profile image57
    jokeapptvposted 7 years ago

    i agree

  5. 12DaystoNovel profile image55
    12DaystoNovelposted 7 years ago

    Thank you everyone.  I was wondering if this was the case.

    Also, if you plan to publish a book on something like kindle or createspace, should you have a copywrite on your material?  Can someone still steal it if it has been self-published?

  6. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image95
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 7 years ago

    If your work can be proven to have been published before the copier's, then in theory you could sue for breach of Copyright. 

    Copyright exists automatically on anything any person writes.  Proving your ownership of that copyright can be tricky, however. 

    What many writers do is to mail themselves a copy of their own work - but don't open it when it arrives.  This could then be presented in Court as proof of your ownership of Copyright.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That method, called "poor man's copyright" is not a legitimate way to prove you first published it. It can easily be faked.

      From the US copyright office:

      "The practice of sending a copy of your own work to yourself is sometimes called a “poor man’s copyright.” There is no provision in the copyright law regarding any such type of protection, and it is not a substitute for registration."

  7. Pamela N Red profile image84
    Pamela N Redposted 7 years ago

    I don't post any work I will submit to a publisher. Most have a rule that they won't take any previously published material and online is published.

    Our work is always at risk of being "borrowed" but even authors have that problem. Nothing keeps others from copying words from a book. It helps to have many friends who are writers and help look out for you but there is always a risk.

  8. gajanis786 profile image86
    gajanis786posted 7 years ago

    It is really a big problem always....and I wonder despite copyright laws it is too difficult to prove ownership of a certain online the given circumstances I seriously think the advices given by one fellow hubber WryLilt, seems to be better one.Thanks.