How to Copyright?

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How do i copyright text, pictures or anything els on my site?
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INDI

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Hi if you rightfully own all text and photos/images then you can either make a watermark and add that onto your images which will stay on your pictures and with text I guess you write down the bottom of your page "Copyright Bradley 2010" or whatever you want, you can create the 'copyright' symbol by holding down the Alt key and on your numerice pad press 0169 then release the Alt key, for some reason it isn't working here on this post - weird.

Here is another great idea you can add to your page....go to the link below, hope it helps in some way... :)

http://www.copyscape.com/banners.php?o=f
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Well i was looking for a yola help but thanks what about if someone takes my work and puts it on there site how do i get my work off there site?
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Ooops ok sorry, I was just here waiting for help with my own question, sorry i'm not Yola, I can go delete my post if you prefer and leave it for Yola. You can approach them politely and/or demand they remove your copyrighted work, usually if someone is discovered stealing and they are found out they usually give it up pretty fast....lol. With pictures/graphics etc that are yours you can somehow disable the right click option for saving, that soon stops theft of images...Sorry I jumped in.
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No No No thanks for the help :)
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INDI is right on with his/her(?) suggestions.

There is no guarantee that disabling right click will keep others from stealing your images. I would recommend the watermark with your website name. No one would want that on your site, or if they do, it's free advertising for you! Like INDI said, if you do find them on another site, you can ask/demand they take them down. It typically works.
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INDI = she ......lol.

Yes watermarks are mostly good although I once found a photo that I KNEW was mine posted on forum....go figure, I then learnt Paint Shop Pro graphics and created a watermark and tag anything I make, however there is also some damn good photoshoppers out there who proved to me how easy it was to "remove" my watermark by blending over it :( go figure, guess some people have too much time on their hands.

I'm certain there is more to that "Copyscape" place or it might be another site with tracking your work if someone takes it.

Cheers
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tech these days
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@ Indi - thank you for your help on this.

@ Bradley - Anything that you put on your website that is your original work is automatically copyrighted; however, that doesn't stop some people from using your materials without your permission. This is something that all webmasters experience.

What you can do is put a copyright notice on your pages (along with the copyright symbol), many people will put this in the footer of the website. Because it is not possible to edit the footer of the website at this time what you can do is put your copyright information into a Text Widget at the bottom of your page. Here is a link that will give you more information about this: Copyright Symbol.

You can enter your own copyright symbol into a text box by using the correct keyboard shortcuts:

- If you are using a PC use CTRL+ALT+C
- If you are using a Mac use Option key+g

Another thing you can do is publish your works under a license. Creative commons provides an easy way for you to choose a license for your work. Check out their license generator: Creative Commons.