A few ways to protect your content online
Content online refers to the digital information expressed through writing, art creation etc. Given the recent change in social interaction, most companies have an online presence. In a bid to promote the company’s page or market to their audience or dish out information or do whatever needs to be done, content is usually created.
It is essential to protect content created online from reproducers or online content duplicators. The following are some of the ways content online can be protected;
- Protect your Content by copyrighting your work before publication. In Nigeria every art work that falls under the description of works for copyright is copyrightable as soon as it is reduced into a tangible form, hence protected as soon as it is created but you can still take further legal steps to copyright your work by registering under the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC). Samples of work that fall under copyright are literary, musical and artistic works. A notice that your work is protected under copyright is achieved by using the “c” symbol.
- Set up google search authorship:You can protect your intellectual property by setting up google search authorship. This makes it harder for anyone to steal or use your work without authorization.
- Request for credit of authorship;when you see someone using your work, you can either request that they take it down for lack of authorization or you request for credit to be attributed to you for your work. This shows that they reproduced the content from your original work and it can help boost your own originality.
- Use a web monitoring tool: There are some specific web monitoring tools that can be used to protect online content. These tools inform you of when your work is been duplicated such as google alert.
Finally, as the digital world grows, so does the means of content protection mediums which aim to protect authenticity and originality.
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