Whether you are republishing content, repurposing content or quoting great content written by someone else, you must always properly cite sources to give credit where it is due. Corey Eldron (Follow Her on Twitter) from the Inbound Marketing team at HubSpot, published a great article that provides advice for making attribution of content and images much easier.
Simply titled, How to Cite Sources & Not Steal People’s Content on the Internet, Corey’s blog provides several citation scenarios that we have all come across during content creation and content curation:
- Citing sources in a blog
- Attributing statistics within your website content
- Giving credit to guest authors
- Citing images and other visual content
- Properly sharing information on social media
We invite you to read the aforementioned HubSpot article to ensure some of the basic steps for internet content protection. For further protection of website content, we ask that you skim through our articles below for a better understanding of copyright protection of your content.
Protection of Your Website Content
At iCopyright we’ve written several blog posts covering the protection of website content. Learn more about how you can avoid content piracy by valuing and protecting original content.
- The Internet is an Honor System. Now, All We Need Is Honor.
- Interactive copyright symbol: The 21st century monetization tool for content creators
- Copyright for Website Content – A Web Developer’s Guide
- How to make your blog content theft-worthy
It’s a great notion to act honorably when citing sources online, but not everyone will follow suit. Take action to ensure that your content is protected with the free iCopyright Toolbar.
Take Action: Protect, Promote and Monetize Online Content
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