If you are a blogger and write articles and have a fear of your content can be copied, then you are afraid of the copyright and copyright infringement. Scammers and tricksters are even present in the Content, developing the field. While some of the issues seem to be legal, but, specific problems go beyond the line.

What is copyright?

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It is a legitimate right which exists for each and everyone around the globe. This right allows the original work creator to analyze other people. Who has tried to copy or manipulate their work! This right exists for only a limited period.

Eventually, it rightfully depends upon the Act of Limitation and Exception to Copyright Law. Which also includes some of the fairways of usage. One of the most significant limitations of the Copyright Act is it only protects the original documents. Not the ideas and creativity which are present in the underlying one.

What is copyright infringement?

The works that are protected by copyright law. And later on, using those same works is known as copyright infringement without having any permission. This even includes some of the exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce, the right to display, or the right to distribute. The original creator may grant this.

The original creator of the work is called as the copyright holder. The copyright holder may be himself or someone under him who is responsible for it. To avoid copyright infringement, the original creators usually take all the legal actions before releasing it in the market.

Below are a few steps to protect your content from copyright and copyright infringement issues:

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IN FOOTER KEEP COPYRIGHT ALERT

If you have a blog, it avoids all the copyright issues are advised to add an alert regarding it. And maintain it with time to time. Although people usually don’t understand this and seriously, no one can stop. If the content is meant to be copied, it will be copied anyhow even with the copyrights.

Sometimes people think that if the symbol © is there, it means the work is freely available. Whereas, there are different tricks to save the original as the original. Like in WordPress, the date gets updated automatically, which mentions that last time when changed the alerts about the copyright infringement.

LICENSED CONTENTS

Licensed Content means if a person wants to use your content, then the terms that he has to follow to your materials. And then post an alert which says that “all the rights are reserved.” Which can also be the part of the original copyright notice.

But, instead, if you want to get the creative outputs and want to make your work useful and used by others. The creation of its license is waste.
And the terms and rules and regulations should be mentioned explicitly for the external use of the work.

So, that no misunderstanding will be there in the future and it will not focus entirely on your site. This should be made sufficiently clear for everyone even if the readers who look for information.

TOOLS HELPING IN DETECTING COPIED CONTENT

Nowadays, in the market, there are numerous amount of available devices. Using these tools, you can detect where your content is or who is utilizing it: Google analyzer is the best tool for this and the most reliable one.

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(source: Google transparency report)

It is straightforward to use in the below search option you have to give the URL of your work site. Then click the search button that’s it, it gives the whole report of the website that has copied from your site or the original site. In this way, you can track your content and how and where it is used?

COPYRIGHTS FOR THE IMAGES

People sometimes even copy the images from the original created one of the unique website. Somewhere below the picture try to write the copyright disclaimer. While people try to copy if they can find the disclaimer of the copyright issues.

The only solution for those who want to get free images is to check Free stock images. Nonetheless, there are a lot of websites which provide free photos without any copyright issues that too of high definition, you can use those images. You have to sign up for those sites and enjoy getting free and HD images. Some of the best places which provide free images without copyright issue are like Pixabay, Adobe stock, Usplash, etc.

USE GOOGLE ALERTS

If you have some static content and don’t know how to protect it as you don’t even have the RSS feed. That’s when Google alerts come as a savior. Sign Up for Google alerts and start creating signals for every page with various names, quotes, and phrases. Then you can get the RSS feed and email disclaimers when there is a copyright issue or copyright infringement.

FOOTER FOR RSS FEED

There are a lot of plugins that are present for different essential platforms. When it comes to RSS feed, it becomes necessary to add the footer. The blogs can be republished quickly with the conventional ways that are mentioned. To which you should be able to add some of the internal links which direct to your site with some copyright alerts.

Conclusion

Copyright Infringement has become a headache to the writes and daily work by the tricksters. We hope that you found some solutions for the issue if you are facing.

We will update with more such steps which will help you to keep your content safe from the tricksters.

Hope you liked our tips, if you have any query, do write to us, we will help you with the same.

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Varshita Muddana
Varshita Muddana

Varshita works as Content Writer at Soft Script Solutions Pvt. Ltd. She writes about e-commerce, market trends, social media trends, and SEO. Her interests outside work are Exploring, Travelling, and Reading