2009-01-16

How to Protect your blog from copycats and Prevent Plagiarism?

Have anyone ever stole your article or creative work and re published it without your permission or consent. If your answer is "YES" , then you will be searching for a way to protect your creative online works and blog from those copycats..? It's very easy to protect your site from copycats and prevent plagiarism.

Are you one among the thousands scratching your head to find out How To Prevent Plagiarism and How to protect your blog from copycats? Then Read On

What is Plagiarism?

"Plagiarism is the use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.Plagiarism is not copyright infringement. While both terms may apply to a particular act, they are different transgressions. Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights of a copyright holder, when material protected by copyright is used without consent. On the other hand, plagiarism is concerned with the unearned increment to the plagiarizing author's reputation that is achieved through false claims of authorship" - Wikipedia

First of all what your need to do first is to get a free copyright from Creative Commons. Then
put the Creative Commons Badge in your blog / site.If anyone copies your content you can even go to court for Copyright infringement (or copyright violation) with your creative commons copyright license.

Click Here to get Free Creative Commons License

Then what you need to do next is to find the ones who is copying your ideas and thoughts. 
For that go to Copyscape (it is an online Search engine to locate duplicated materials on the Internet) and type your website/blog URL and search to find your site's copies. You can also put a Copyscape badge to protect web Plagiarism .I recommend you to check your blog's copies using Copyscape once in a week


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8 Comments:

  1. Great article....had never thought that we can find out the copycats very easily

    Cheers
    Sreerag aka Muzik Sree...!!

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  2. I'm happy to find you making aware of people for copycats and plagiarism.Nice da....

    You are Doing the right job !

    I'm proud to be ur frnd....!

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  3. hi Amit,
    could u explain me how to upload this template.
    I'm having same template code but errors are occuring while uploading

    mail me:srinivas69.com@gmail.com

    plz yar

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  4. why are you not posting new posts ?

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  5. good to have people promote copyrighting and making people aware of the avenues open..
    i have both the applications on my wp blog, the creative commons liscence to my work and the copyscape...can you tell me how to mention a copyright unbder evry blog post? is it copyright by NAME or Copyrighted to NAME...thanks.

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  6. thanks for the info... super upset that a business copied my blog post (WORD FOR WORD). Ugh. So pissed.

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