Ways to avoid Copyright© Issues on your Website

Ways to avoid Copyright© Issues on your Website

What is Copyright© infringement?

Copyright infringement can be defined as a process of utilizing those documents that are protected by copyright law without letting him know or his permission.

How to fight Copyright Infringement?

Copyright provides an exclusive right to the artist or a writer for a specific time on his own creation. Basically, when you spread any idea or a product like software, art, poetry, graphic designs, musical lyrics and compositions, novels, film, original architectural drawings, website content, etc. you opt-out claiming a Copyright on your own product.

Nowadays, there are many individuals and companies who register for copyright on their own products and ideas because none will tolerate others having benefit from there efforts. Anyone who is really willing to access other’s work can simply grant permission from the owner by either buying it or signing the agreement. But if someone tries to access it without any information, then he/she may actually go under the act of violation of copyright law and may end up facing legal actions.

Types of copyright infringement

There are mainly two common types of copyright infringement, i.e., image and text. If anyone tries to access music lyrics, academic writing, stock photos without granting permission from its owner, then it is considered as copyright infringement.

  • Photocopying or Scanning: The act of using someone’s original work by either digitally photocopying and scanning or copying and pasting from the original source is considered as Copyright Infringement.
  • E-mail: It is one of the least known infringement. In this, the one who is the sender of an e-mail holds complete right over the sent e-mail. If you further try to forward it without the concern of the author, then you will be considered as the fraud which has violated the legal rights. It would be better if you pay attention to the copyright notices and warnings on the email or adjoining attachments.
  • Networking: A user can infringe Copyright by posting content on a public or private network to access, especially if others do not have access to them.
  • File Sharing: File sharing is uploading or downloading a content file onto or off an online service where anyone can copy it.
  • Piracy and Counterfeiting: Making a copy of someone else’s content and selling it in any way counts as pirating the copyright owner’s rights.

Tips to avoid copyright infringement

Make sure you carefully read all the terms and conditions before using any particular content. Nobody would ever accept anyone having benefit from his own work, which is why he arrange a license for those who are willing to get access. So, read before pursuing it.

Citing sources: It would be better if you rather cite the source name in case if you forget to ask permission because it is better than found guilty. However, it is not legal but the need of the hour.

How to detect Plagiarized Content?

There is many paid software out there in the market, so if you are trying to fool someone, don’t end up fooling yourself. Once the reviewer uploads the content on the software, he will get all the details from where you have copy-pasted along with the URL.

So, it would be better if you take an overview of any website and be more innovative as well as creative while writing the content. It will not only enhance your writing skills but also will lessen your burden of plagiarism.

How to detect If Your Content Has Been Duplicated?

You can either upload the content on any of the paid plagiarism detector software. It will give you complete detail about the content. Also, there is some free software available to check the duplicity. But in order to get relevant results, make sure you own a paid software.

If you are an individual who can’t afford to buy it, then simply copy the content and paste in on any search engine, it will simply give you all the related links from which it could have been copy-pasted.

How to find out when the content was first used?

  1. Search for the published date of the article.
  2. Now scroll down the whole page to see all the Q&A’s regarding that particular topic, you get a brief idea about the content.
  3. Next, visit Archive.org to know the version of the website. Many times, the page that contains the content is not available, so for the safe side, you should go and visit each and every single information regarding the content.

How to know if there is Monetization

If there is exist any advertisement or campaign, then definitely that website is monetized. If it is physically present, then it can be said that money was made from that webpage. You can also take help from third-party companies who will ease you out in doing all the necessary things on your behalf in order to know whether the duplicate content in use is monetized.

How does duplicate content affect your ranking in Google and other search engines?

If the fraud’s web page is indexed, and your own original content isn’t, then possibly you will lose your ranking. So, in order to get your webpage or article ranked, try to work on the targeted keywords. If your suspected site appears at a higher rank and yours a lower rank or doesn’t appear at all, then the damage has been done.

How to get the content removed?

Immediately reach out to the owner of that website and inform them that it belongs to you with some genuine proofs. You can either share the URL for validating your facts.

You will see a ‘Contact us’ form on every website; it will help you to contact them. In case they don’t reply back to your query, then you can use the ‘Terms of use‘ to find their address as it is mostly present over there. You can also get the address from the WHO-IS.

After sending the removal request to the site owner, most probably, the content will get removed. But if it is still there, then you surely you can take legal action.

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