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Protect Content with Copyrights
My previous post included some interesting features in terms of Copyright mentions. There are on-site and off-site solutions which you may have noticed. The post discusses the various possibilities adding copyright notices, not their efficiency against content scrapers.
On my site I publish a Copyright mention in the footer:
These Copyright notices are standard and most WordPress blogs add them automatically. Such notices can be more or less sophisticated; automated vCard notices are possible and exist in may themes by default.
Copyright using vCard
For the purpose of this example I have used the vCard entry at the bottom of the post, just above the comment area as visible here:
Copyright using Author Box
The author box is part of the post content and therefore an on-site as well as off-site feature:
The disadvantage of the html author box is that it messes up the clean code of the post. Such boxes should be edited in clean code and inserted accordingly.
As mentioned above, the Authors Box at the bottom of the post is part of the post and therefore transferable by Feed (RSS, Atom). Content scrapers usually scrap by using feeds and by importing content to their own web sites.
Author Boxes with clean content are interesting and accepted also by most directories, for as long as they contain only one link.
Copyright added to the Feed
An interesting idea is to add copy right notices to the out-put feed. The principle is: you add automatically a copyright notice to every post in your feeds, without having these notices on display on your own website.
The previous post has been syndicated into YORGOO Publishing; here is how the post was automatically printed:
Copyright on top of the post:
The original post on Yorgo Nestoridis shows no copyright on top:
The Copyright notice added to the feed shows however automatically on every site syndicating my content as follows:
The same is true for Ycademy which syndicated from YORGOO Publishing:
The above screenshots represent post pages where the Copyright notice on top of the post bears active hyperlinks. In case the default excerpt is printed, as on the home page of YORGOO Press blogs or on Ycademy, then the same notice is served, however without active links.
The Authors Box has been imported while the vCard has disappeared as we did not embed it into the code (loop) but served it using an in-line widget. To pass on the vCard, the corresponding code can be embedded into the WP code. The vCard delivers clean code and could be a better solution then the HTML Author’s Box.
The most visible notice is delivered on top of the post, however in a more elegant way than the shrewd wording chosed for the purpose of this example.
A nice notice could be for example: “Published by Yorgo Nestoridis on YORGOO Press” including the corresponding links.
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