Written by Daniel
When building a blog, there is no doubt that original and unique articles hold the important key in landing an organic traffic from search engines, say, Google and Yahoo. And as i always said over and over again in this blog, copyright infringement will never lead your blog to something, but getting kicked from Google SERPs in the future (when the real author reports the stolen contents).
So, when you've made a decision to become a blogger, you must take the responsibility of being a blogger, which is to write your own original contents in your blog. Furthermore, writing original articles can give you self pride for the hard work you've spilled for your blog, of course after your blog is well established enough.
In order to prevent our content from being stolen by irresponsible individuals, we can feel secure because Creative Commons can now become the guardian of our blog contents.
Anyway, for some of you who don't know or haven't heard about Creative Commons yet, Creative Commons is known as an enterprise with non-profit purposes that dedicates its service to make it easier for people, in this case, authors or creators, in copyrighting and sharing their works with the rules of copyright. So, people must firstly ask for the permission from the creators personally before using it for commercial uses. And what makes Creative Commons service great is because it is completely free.
Interested to start copyrighting your works with Creative Commons?, the instructions are as follow:
Now head on first to the Creative Commons website to copyrighting your personal work via URL address http://creativecommons.org/choose, and you can start claiming for the works, or in this case, content articles to Creative Commons.
2. Fill the required fields
In the Licence Your Work page, now fill all the required fields including all the additional information for your creation and if you are having a problem in filling the fields, you can simply press the I icon on the right.
3. Press License
After finished filling the form, now press Select a License. By doing so, you will be automatically brought to the new page contains with the generated HTML code that must be placed inside your blog template. Now pick Cthe reative Commons banner for your blog, and then give a tick to one of them, the new code will be generated to copyrighting your work.
4. Create a new page in your blog mentioning about Creative Commons copyrighting license
5. Publish the new page and get the link location
Now press Publish page and get the link location of that new page by pressing the right click of your mouse cursor and choosing the option Copy Link Location.
6. Put the New Page link to your blog menu navigation
After publishing the new page about Creative Commons copyrighting license, now copy the URL address of that page and then, put the link into your blog menu navigation. By doing so, will make it easier for the visitors to find the page. Okay, now you've successfully owned the copyrighting license of the contents in your blog.
Actually, based on the Copyright Law in 1978, even though your blog hasn't been licensed with Creative Commons copyright or any other copyright protections, it doesn't mean that people can easily use your contents for their commercial uses without your permission, which means, every time you publish your original contents in your blog, both on paper or digital media, your contents will automatically get their own copyrighting protection.
How to check if someone content is original or not?
In order to check whether someone's content is original or not, you can simply block and copy the first paragraph of that article by using mouse cursor, after that, paste that first paragraph in the Google search engine, and press Search. By doing this, Google will give you the result of the real author who wrote that article at the first time.
Actually, there are 2 other internet tools that you can use to easily check the originality of contents on the web.
- The first one is Duplicate Content Checker from Duplicate Checker
- And the second one is Free Online Plagiarism Checker from SmallSEOTools. You should check out these 2 great tools!
Anyway, have you already licensed your contents?