Handy Ways To Protect Your Content This Year
Content is a huge part of our culture these days and it is a massive part of our lives. Everywhere we go we see content whether it be a photograph on the side of a bus or a magazine on the coffee table. With the amount of content we have in the world it is no surprise that we also have a lot of content creators, and as a creator it is always crucial for us to protect our work and keep it safe. Today we are going to look at some ways to protect your content from being stolen.
Don’t stream it
If you are a musical creator you will know how hard it is to break into the music industry, and when it comes to spreading the word about yourself you might want to take every opportunity you can. However it is always important to take the advice of attorneys in music and make sure you protect your music as much as you can. This means that sites such as soundcloud and Spotify might not be the best place for you because people will access your music, be able to have it for free and copy it. Be sure to keep your art safe.
Sign your work
For any artists out there who are looking to make a difference in the world this year one of the things you will want to think about is signing your work. Every painting and sketch you do can be stolen by someone else and taken credit for which is why you need to make a point of signing every piece your work. You can pick a subtle place if you don’t want to ruin the aesthetic of the piece and it will still be protected.
Use a watermark
For a photographer or a blogger who shares content on Instagram or Pinterest, this is something which is super important for you to do when you make content. Taking photographs and editing them is more work than most people think, and when you share it online there will always be a risk that your content can be shared by other people and taken. This is why every photo should Have a small watermark at the bottom because it will prevent people from being able to claim that it is there’s.
Set up google alerts
If you are a content writer and you are always sharing stories on your blog, it is important that you set up google alerts to see if anyone tries to reshare your content as their own. This happens a lot to bloggers and this is why it is important for you to know when it is happening to you. When you see that someone has copied and article you can contact them to complain. If they don’t take the article down you can file an official copyright complaint and the matter will be settled for you in no time. You’ll have your content protected once more.
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