How can I deter others from stealing my work?
Copyright protection usually applies automatically to ideas that become original material work (e.g. websites, reviews, photos). However, no one is actively policing the use of your intellectual property, so you’ll want to take steps to protect it. A Copyright Disclaimer puts others on notice that you own the work and that is covered by copyright. It also lets others know that they’re not allowed to use or reproduce your work without your permission
What You Get
What information is in a Copyright Disclaimer?
A Copyright Disclaimer can be used to explain the purpose of your work and can include various warnings. The most important information is that you are the owner of the work and that it can’t be used without your permission. It can also include information about the purpose of the work, such as why a review was written, or to acknowledge contributors.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Copyright Disclaimer is a warning to others that the work you’ve created is protected by Copyright and is owned by you. It acts to deter others from stealing or copying your original work and using it as their own.
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