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Legally Blog – How To Protect Your Blog Content

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Content theft is becoming commonplace on the blogosphere. I’m sure a few of you have been victims of this. Yes, there may not be one purely original idea under the sun, but blatantly copying another person’s post word for word is another story.

Here’s how you can protect your blog from content thieves:

  1. Post a copyright notice on your blog sidebar – © [Full Name] and [Site Name], [Current Year or Year Range]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Your Name] and [Your Site Name] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. (From WordPress Support)
  2. Have a reposting permission page on your blog.
  3. Use Google Alerts to check keywords, tags or key phrases.
  4. Check Copyscape, Grammarly and Plagium for plagiarism.

 

What to do if your content has been stolen:

  • Assess the damage – is your content being used commercially or is it used to defame your character?
  • Contact the person by email or social media and ask them to remove your content from their site.
  • If that doesn’t work file a takedown notice or Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint with Google.
  • Click this link to file a Legal Removal Request.

 

Have you been a victim of plagiarism on your blog? How did you handle it? Do you have a copyright on your blog? How do you protect your blog content? Let me know by commenting below!

 

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8 thoughts on “Legally Blog – How To Protect Your Blog Content

  1. Lindsay, I was wondering.. do you have any tips, general information, and/or technical (as in where to have it.. a separate page, footer, header, etc) on composing a disclosure statement and/or a disclaimer statement?

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