Protecting one’s own intellectual property on the web is becoming increasingly difficult. Many regular bloggers among us will, I’m sure, have already encountered the problem in one form or another. My Copyright notice in my sidebar on the right makes it quite clear what my position is. From now on, however, I will also be including a Copyright notice at the end of each blog post with a link back to this site in an attempt to thwart the sploggers and scrapers. I would suggest other bloggers do the same.
I would also strongly suggest you read Lottie’s article below. There is a great deal of excellent and important information to be found there on this subject.
“I don’t claim to be among the best writers on the internet, but when I write something and publish it on my blog, it belongs to me! It is immediately protected by copyright, and no-one has permission to copy and use it for any purpose not protected by Fair Use.”