Do you have a copyright statement on your blog or website? Something like this:
“Copyright Notice:Copyright © Julie J. Castle 2012 – 2013 Please contact author for permission to use material from The Shop Sampler, including pinning images.”
According to this article, close to 6 million requests were sent to Google to have information removed immediately from search results. This represents an increase of over 1.3 million in the same time period compared to data from last year.
Amanda DiSilvestro writes:
“What This Means to Online Marketers
This spike in requests is significant because it proves that copyrighted or confidential information is being used improperly. This means that online marketers need to be on high alert about when their company is mentioned online. “
Amanda DiSilvestro suggests some safeguards, too:
“This means that online marketers need to be on high alert about when their company is mentioned online. You can do this by setting up virus tool such as McAfee and Copyscape, and even creating a Google Alert for your company name to screen for any potential duplicated content.”
What’s your take on this? Does it concern you? How do you protect your creative property rights? Does your concern keep you from sharing your art online or otherwise? I would really love to hear what you think and I’m sure others would, too!