Frequently Asked Questions about iCopyright


To help you understand our service, here are the most common questions people have about iCopyright:

Q. Who should use the iCopyright Toolbar?

Editors, publishers, professional bloggers and writers use the iCopyright toolbar to protect and syndicate their online articles, and generate new revenue from them. These same folks also use our sydication platform repubHub, as a source of new content on republish on their site.

Q. What does the iCopyright platform really do?

The toolbar helps to protect, distribute, and monetize your online content.  It adds your content to our syndication platform at www.repubhub.com, provides visible online copyright protection, and increases revenue opportunities by licensing your content instantly and easily.

Q. I’m not being asked to provide a credit card number to sign up.  What’s the catch?

No catch. In fact, our goal is to be writing you monthly checks! We make money only if we generate money for you, so we’re very incented to help you make money!  For details, including revenue splits, see the iCopyright Services Agreement, Schedule B and this video.

More FAQs are organized by topic, below.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email us at [email protected].



About iCopyright

What is iCopyright?

iCopyright helps publishers and bloggers monetize the reuse and syndication of their digital content. To succeed, digital publishers need to promote the circulation of their content around the internet while still retaining ownership wherever it travels.  iCopyright is the Intelligent Copyright service for the 21st Century. Publishers deploy iCopyright’s article tools and intelligent copyright tags to make it easy for readers and other publishers to republish and reuse their content, while also protecting their content from piracy and abuse. When readers license content using iCopyright, they obtain permission that protects both the reader and the publisher.

What does the iCopyright platform look like and do?

The internet’s copy/paste culture makes it very difficult for large publishers and individual bloggers to profit when others want to reuse valued content.  There is a great misunderstanding of copyright online, and unfortunately, online piracy is all too common.

Many websites and blogs compound the problem with Print, Email, and Share buttons that facilitate the unmonetized distribution of their content. It’s the primary challenge facing online publishers today – how do you encourage the wide sharing of your content and yet protect your copyright online?  And, how do you earn a fair return on your work?

iCopyright has a highly integrated platform to solve these problems.  The platform helps you distribute your content widely. It allows you to monetize the content wherever it goes. It even notifies you when online piracy occurs if you enable our Discovery service.

When you deploy the iCopyright Toolbar on your articles you instantly add a powerful suite of copyright protection and licensing tools, with over 20 content protection, monetization and content syndication services, all nested under a button labeled Republish/Reprint.

An Interactive Copyright Notice at the bottom of each of your articles is a second, highly visible way to offer these services to your readers, and protect your content’s copyright online.

iCopyright_Notice

Your readers will be able to share your articles for free with proper branding and attribution, and you can monetize this free sharing with ads. Readers will be able to obtain permission to reuse your work, and pay you when they purchase reprints of your articles, license individual articles to republish or repost.

And that’s just the beginning.  The iCopyright platform allows you to offer content syndication (i.e., syndicate a feed of your original content for posting on other websites), and source content from other publishers for display on your own website or blog. Visit www.repubhub.com to explore this.  As the network of participating publishers grows, the opportunities for content syndication to monetize your original content will grow.

Through an easy-to-use console called Conductor you have complete control over which services are offered, and what prices you charge.

I’m not being asked to provide a credit card number to sign up.  What’s the catch?

No catch. In fact, our goal is to be writing you monthly checks! We make money only if we generate money for you, so we’re very incented to help you make money!  For details, including revenue splits, see the iCopyright Services Agreement, Schedule B and this video.

What are the fees? How does iCopyright earn money?

There is no charge for installing the iCopyright Toolbar.  We retain a share of the earnings generated by the Toolbar, and therefore only make money if you make money.

See the video below for details.

For documentation, see the iCopyright Services Agreement, Schedule B.


About The Toolbar

Which websites should use the iCopyright Toolbar?

If you publish original articles that you would like to protect, promote and monetize, this service is for you!

How does the iCopyright Toolbar relate to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn share buttons?

Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkIn buttons focus on sharing links back to articles on your site.  By contrast, iCopyright's Post Full Article service focuses on letting other sites republish your full articles (not links to your articles) on their site. Sites that like your content will often prefer to have their readers experience your article without leaving their site, and iCopyright embeds allow them to do that.

The standard iCopyright Toolbar format offers a variety of republishing options when the mouse hovers over it, and assumes you offer the leading social media services through separate buttons:  

But if you'd prefer, you can select a format of the iCopyright Toolbar format that nests Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn buttons under a button labelled "Share".

Many websites look messy by displaying a plethora of social media buttons. Also, some readers interpret these buttons to mean that you don't care if they copy/paste from your site. To fix both of these issues, when you select the above format and the Share services are set to "On" (the default) the iCopyright Toolbar displays Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and Google+ buttons from within the toolbar, alongside iCopyright's paid and ad-supported republishing services. With this integrated arrangement, readers who use the free social media buttons to post links back to your site are also exposed to the paid services that allow them to post full-text versions of your articles on their own website. It's a great way to upsell from free to paid services and to improve the look of your site. And the full spectrum of services leaves little excuse for copy/pasters to keep pirating your content.

If you like the four-button format but nonetheless prefer to keep your social media services separate from the toolbar, set Share services to "Off." Turning off the Share services will also cause the "Share" button on the toolbar to be renamed "Post."  This prevents confusion if you display some other button labelled "Share".

 

Why has iCopyright released a platform solution specially designed for open source CMSs?

Until now, publishers needed to involve an IT specialist when integrating their content management system with iCopyright’s content monetization platform. But now any publisher using Drupal, Joomla, or WordPress can install the iCopyright platform with just a few clicks and no IT expertise! This allows the platform to interconnect many more publishers, allowing the network effects and earnings provided to each participating publisher to scale more rapidly.

If I use Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, or another CMS, how do I take advantage of the iCopyright plugin/extension/module?

Click the logo for your site's content management system below and follow the instructions.

                                   other_cms_md

How do I turn a specific toolbar service on or off?

Login to Conductor and go to Publications > Services.  (If you have more than one publication, you should select the publication you wish to modify before selecting Services in the sidebar.) For the Service Category you wish to modify (Print, Email, Post, or Republish) click [settings].  You now see a list of all services in that Service Category.  The Active Services are listed at top and the Inactive Services are listed at bottom.  To turn on a service that is currently Inactive, click [settings]and then, at the top of the screen, turn it on by switching the radio button from “OFF” to “ON” (or for some services, from “None” to “iCopyright”.)  Do the reverse to turn off an active service.

NOTE: Don’t forget to click “OK” to save the change.

What is EZ Excerpt? How do I turn it on or off?

When EZ Excerpt is activated, any reader who tries to copy/paste a portion of your article will be presented with a box asking “Obtain a License?”  If the reader selects “Yes,” he or she will be offered the opportunity to license the excerpt for purposes of posting on the reader’s own website.

EZ Excerpt

EZ Excerpt does not physically prevent readers from copy/pasting from your site, but it does help you protect your copyright online, by encouraging them to pause and consider whether the reuse they are contemplating ought to result in the purchase of a license.  You can turn EZ Excerpt on/off from your CMS’s settings page or from within Conductor:

For Drupal7, go to Configuration > iCopyright Settings and make your selection under Features > EZ Excerpt.

For Drupal6, go to Administer > Site Configuration > iCopyright and make your selection under Features > EZ Excerpt.

For Joomla, go to Components > iCopyright Toolbar and make your selection.

For WordPress, go to Settings > iCopyright.  Under Service Settings/EZ Excerpt make your selection.

The default setting is to trigger the license question if the copy/paste is for 50 words or more.  To modify the number of words that triggers the license window, login to Conductor and select Publications from the top menu. Then select Toolbar Configuration from the left-hand menu.

What is the difference between a reprint and republishing and posting?

A reprint is a reproduction of the article on paper. Reprint options available through the iCopyright Toolbar run the gamut from reprinting on the reader's own printer, to having an automated reprint produced at a print shop and delivered to a recipient, to having a high-end customized reprint professionally designed and produced.  Custom reprint orders are fulfilled by the publisher or by an agent the publisher has appointed to fulfill orders for them (often iCopyright).  The end product is a hand-out containing an article customized with the customer's logo, highlights, or other specifications requested by the customer that meet the publisher's guidelines.

Posting is placing the content on a different website, blog, or intranet where readers have access to the full article without having to link away from the site. Using iCopyright, readers can choose from a variety of posting options approved by the publisher, including customized versions. Obtaining a license for a post does not include the right to republish in print or send via email.

Additional forms of republishing available through iCopyright include licenses to republish in print publications, such as a newsletter, newspaper, or book.  Perhaps most important, from the iCopyright Toolbar other websites can subscribe to syndication feeds of content matching specific topics about which the subscriber might wish to republish articles.


Conductor Portal

How do I administer my publication or blog?

Upon registration an iCopyright Conductor account is created for you. Your Conductor console (https://license.icopyright.net/publisher/) is the focal point for turning services off/on, setting policies, modifying prices you charge, and generating reports.  Some settings can also be controlled from your plugin settings page.

Where do I login to Conductor?

Go to https://license.icopyright.net/publisher/ (you should bookmark this URL!)  If you forgot your password, get a reminder here.

How do I change my email address or password?

Login to Conductor and go to My Account > Profile. Click “Edit these settings” and change your email address.  Save the change by clicking "ok" at the bottom.

If you are using iCopyright's WordPress plugin, Drupal module or Joomla extension, you must also update your email address in the iCopyright plugin (or module or extension) settings page under "Advanced Settings".

How do I get my logo to appear in the licensing windows and on rendered versions of content?

Login to Conductor and select Publication from the top menu bar.  Select your publication (this step not necessary if you only have one publication).  Select Logo from the sidebar. Click “Upload a logo” to upload a new logo or to change a currently used logo. Important: the logo file must be no larger than 234 pixels wide by 60 pixels high, and the logo file format must be GIF (preferred), JPEG, or PNG. The publication logo appears at the top of the licensing window and at the top of rendered versions of licensed content. If no logo is uploaded, your publication title is inserted in plain text in these areas. See Help > Publications > Logo for additional information.

How do I change the address for iCopyright to mail me checks?

Login to Conductor and go to Publisher > Profile. This section shows where we mail your checks for licenses sold through the iCopyright system. Click “Edit these values” to update the information.  Don’t forget to click “OK” to save the changes.

How do I authorize someone else to modify my Conductor settings?

Login to Conductor and go to Publisher > Registrars.

How do I update my credit card information?

Login to Conductor and go to Publisher > Billing.  Make any changes necessary.

How do I turn a specific toolbar service on or off?

Login to Conductor and go to Publications > Services.  (If you have more than one publication, you should select the publication you wish to modify before selecting Services in the sidebar.) For the Service Category you wish to modify (Print, Email, Post, or Republish) click [settings].  You now see a list of all services in that Service Category.  The Active Services are listed at top and the Inactive Services are listed at bottom.  To turn on a service that is currently Inactive, click [settings]and then, at the top of the screen, turn it on by switching the radio button from “OFF” to “ON” (or for some services, from “None” to “iCopyright”.)  Do the reverse to turn off an active service.

NOTE: Don’t forget to click “OK” to save the change.

How do I modify the prices I charge or other terms of an individual service?

Upon installation, certain default pricing and permissions policies are used. Edit them to meet the needs of you and your readers.

Login to Conductor and go to Publications > Services.  (If you have more than one publication, you should select the publication you wish to modify before selecting Services in the sidebar.)

Each Service Category (Print, Email, Post, or Republish) has a number of services nested within it.  Select the Service Category you wish to modify by clicking [settings].  Then, click [settings] next to the specific service you wish to modify.  You can then click to edit pricing or other terms.  For many services you can click to establish separate pricing for non-profit or educational users.

NOTEAlways remember to click “OK” so your changes are saved.

What is EZ Excerpt? How do I turn it on or off?

When EZ Excerpt is activated, any reader who tries to copy/paste a portion of your article will be presented with a box asking “Obtain a License?”  If the reader selects “Yes,” he or she will be offered the opportunity to license the excerpt for purposes of posting on the reader’s own website.

EZ Excerpt

EZ Excerpt does not physically prevent readers from copy/pasting from your site, but it does help you protect your copyright online, by encouraging them to pause and consider whether the reuse they are contemplating ought to result in the purchase of a license.  You can turn EZ Excerpt on/off from your CMS’s settings page or from within Conductor:

For Drupal7, go to Configuration > iCopyright Settings and make your selection under Features > EZ Excerpt.

For Drupal6, go to Administer > Site Configuration > iCopyright and make your selection under Features > EZ Excerpt.

For Joomla, go to Components > iCopyright Toolbar and make your selection.

For WordPress, go to Settings > iCopyright.  Under Service Settings/EZ Excerpt make your selection.

The default setting is to trigger the license question if the copy/paste is for 50 words or more.  To modify the number of words that triggers the license window, login to Conductor and select Publications from the top menu. Then select Toolbar Configuration from the left-hand menu.

How do I see transaction activity and get reports?

We automatically email you a weekly report summarizing activity each week.  For more detail at any time, login to Conductor and go to Reports.  You can run all sorts of reports at any time for no charge.

FAQs for Publishers

How do I get my logo to appear in the licensing windows and on rendered versions of content?

Login to Conductor and select Publication from the top menu bar.  Select your publication (this step not necessary if you only have one publication).  Select Logo from the sidebar. Click “Upload a logo” to upload a new logo or to change a currently used logo. Important: the logo file must be no larger than 234 pixels wide by 60 pixels high, and the logo file format must be GIF (preferred), JPEG, or PNG. The publication logo appears at the top of the licensing window and at the top of rendered versions of licensed content. If no logo is uploaded, your publication title is inserted in plain text in these areas. See Help > Publications > Logo for additional information.

How can I use the iCopyright system to get incremental ad revenue?

Login to Conductor and go to Publications > AdvertisementSetup. Follow the instructions on the page for entering your ad script.

What can I do to monetize my content, and maximize my earnings from the iCopyright system?

iCopyright has a number of built-in mechanisms for you to monetize content: licensing articles; ad-supported free uses; content syndication; and monitoring infringements.  To get the most out of these, consider:

♦  Are you republishing articles from www.repubhub.com to make your content offering more robust?

♦  Is the iCopyright Toolbar prominently displayed on all articles for which you have the right to grant licenses?

♦  Make sure all the services are activated.

♦  Try adjusting your pricing matrices.  If you’re not selling licenses or syndication feeds, should you reduce your prices?

♦  Have you input your advertising codes?

♦  Is EZ Excerpt activated to discourage copy/pasters?

If you’re doing all that, then your earnings will be driven primarily by two factors in addition to your site traffic:

♦  the quality of your original content (we can’t help you there!), and

♦  our success at building the size of the network.

As we grow, your earnings should too as more people get access to your syndication feed.

How do I see transaction activity and get reports?

We automatically email you a weekly report summarizing activity each week.  For more detail at any time, login to Conductor and go to Reports.  You can run all sorts of reports at any time for no charge.


FAQs for Readers and Licensees

Are there discounts on licenses for non-profit or educational use?

Each publisher determines the pricing for each service and each publication. Many publishers offer special pricing for non-profit and academic use. If special pricing schedules are not clearly indicated on the pricing template, it means that publication does not offer them.

Can I establish an account with iCopyright?

Yes. When you place your first request for a license, you will be provided with an option to create an account. This account and your credentials will be stored for future purchases. This saves you the hassle of entering credit card information each time you license content, and it provides a console for you to store information about licenses previously purchased. You can also visit our article syndication service at www.repubhub.com to find lots of other articles relevant to your interest.

Do I need a credit card to get a license to reuse content?

Instant licenses can be charged to a credit card, PayPal, or a corporate account. You can avoid re-inputting a credit card each time you license content by setting up a personal iCopyright account after your transaction.

An iCopyright corporate charge account is a great way to save a company's employees the hassle of inputting a credit card each time they license content. Corporate accounts consolidate licensing charges from numerous websites and by many employees into a single monthly invoice. For information, or to set one up, go here.

For custom licenses such as custom reprints or custom PDFs a credit card is generally required, though some publishers or their reprint agents will accept payments by check or purchase order with credit approval.

Who determines the terms & pricing of a license?

Each publisher decides the terms of use and pricing for each publication. Before you obtain a license, you will be presented with the publisher’s terms of use statement and a pricing schedule.

What is a license?

A license is written permission to use property in a defined way, whether it is for free or for a fee. Because copyrighted content remains the property of the publisher or creator even when it’s posted for free use on the open web, you must obtain the owner’s permission to reuse the content. Such permissions are considered a license when you have agreed to comply with the publisher's terms of use.


Getting Started: Toolbar Installation

If I use Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, or another CMS, how do I take advantage of the iCopyright plugin/extension/module?

Click the logo for your site's content management system below and follow the instructions.

                                   other_cms_md

How do I administer my publication or blog?

Upon registration an iCopyright Conductor account is created for you. Your Conductor console (https://license.icopyright.net/publisher/) is the focal point for turning services off/on, setting policies, modifying prices you charge, and generating reports.  Some settings can also be controlled from your plugin settings page.

Tell me about deploying iCopyright in "automatic" versus "manual" mode

Automatic mode provides for an easy and instant deployment of the iCopyright tools, so that is the default setting.  If you need to use manual mode the following information may be helpful.

For Joomla or WordPress users:  In manual mode, "BBcodes" or "shortcodes" can be inserted within the post to specify where you wish the iCopyright Toolbar and Interactive Copyright Notice to appear.  These codes are listed below.

[icopyright one button toolbar] will make the single-button version of the toolbar appear (WordPress only).  This is the recommended version.

[icopyright horizontal toolbar] will make the four-button toolbar appear horizontally

[icopyright vertical toolbar] will make the four-button toolbar appear vertically

[interactive copyright notice] will make the interactive copyright notice appear.

For Drupal users:  In automatic mode, the Drupal plugin adds appropriate HTML to the node's content array automatically. You can modify the HTML that the plugin creates by overriding the theme tpl.php files found in the module's theme directory. In manual mode, the Drupal plugin does not generate the HTML at all; in this case, it is up to you to call the theme function with icopyright_article_tools or icopyright_interactive_copyright_notice appropriately. See the 'readme' and the 'theme files' themselves for more information.


Monetizing Content/Revenue

How can I use the iCopyright system to get incremental ad revenue?

Login to Conductor and go to Publications > Advertisement Setup. Follow the instructions on the page for entering your ad script.

What can I do to monetize my content, and maximize my earnings from the iCopyright system?

iCopyright has a number of built-in mechanisms for you to monetize content: licensing articles; ad-supported free uses; content syndication; and monitoring infringements.  To get the most out of these, consider:

♦  Are you republishing articles from www.repubhub.com to make your content offering more robust?

♦  Is the iCopyright Toolbar prominently displayed on all articles for which you have the right to grant licenses?

♦  Make sure all the services are activated.

♦  Try adjusting your pricing matrices.  If you’re not selling licenses or syndication feeds, should you reduce your prices?

♦  Have you input your advertising codes?

♦  Is EZ Excerpt activated to discourage copy/pasters?

If you’re doing all that, then your earnings will be driven primarily by two factors in addition to your site traffic:

♦  the quality of your original content (we can’t help you there!), and

♦  our success at building the size of the network.

As we grow, your earnings should too as more people get access to your syndication feed.

 

Privacy

What is iCopyright's privacy policy?

You may review our policy here.


Syndication

How can I maximize the chance that websites wishing to syndicate content on topics I write about will be offered my content?

Login to Conductor and go to Publications > Keywords and enter keywords that correspond to the topics covered by your publication. Also, go to Publications > Classifications and select classifications relevant to your publication.

How do I modify terms under which I let other websites subscribe to a feed of my content?

To modify the terms on which others can republish your articles online, Login to Conductor and go to Publications > Services.  Next to “Post”, click [settings].  To modify the terms under which someone can do a paid embed of your articles, select Post Full Article.  To modify whether someone can do a free ad-supported embed of your articles select Free Web Post.

Now, from Publications > Services, next to “Republish”, click [settings]. Select "Offer Searches and Feeds" (or if that does not appear select "Get Syndication Feed").  Here you can modify whether your articles are searchable and syndicatable from our central content portal repubHub (and, for WordPress users, from the Republish tab within WordPress).  You can also specify whether users can subscribe to feeds and alerts of all your articles or just get keyword-based feeds and alerts.  You can also specify whether they can subscribe to these feeds directly from the toolbar on your own website by displaying the "Get Syndication Feed" option.

NOTE: Don’t forget to click “OK” to save your changes.

Suppose I have existing syndication agreements outside of the iCopyright system.  Can the iCopyright toolbar be added to those articles to generate additional income?

Yes, if both parties participate in iCopyright’s Tag-Only Syndication. Login to Conductor and go to Syndication.  Click on Enter in the Tag-Only Syndication box.


Toolbar Appearance

How do I change the color or appearance of the Toolbar and Interactive Copyright Notice?

For Drupal7, go to Configuration > iCopyright Settings and make your selections under iCopyright Article Tools.

For Drupal6, go to Administer > Site Configuration > iCopyright and make your selections under iCopyright Article Tools.

For Joomla, go to Components > iCopyright Toolbar. Under iCopyright Toolbar Appearance make your selections.

For WordPress, go to Settings > iCopyright.  Under Toolbar Appearance make your selections.

How do I set the Toolbar to appear vertical or horizontal?

For Drupal7, go to Configuration > iCopyright Settings and make your selection under iCopyright Article Tools/Orientation.

For Drupal6, go to Administer > Site Configuration > iCopyright and make your selection under iCopyright Article Tools/Orientation.

For Joomla, go to Components > iCopyright Toolbar. Under iCopyright Toolbar Appearance/Orientation make your selection.

For WordPress, go to Settings > iCopyright.  Under Toolbar Appearance choose your preferred format.  The default, and most recommended version, is the single-button version of the toolbar labelled "Republish/Reprint" that pops a menu when the mouse hovers over it.  But you can also select a four-button version labelled "Print/Email/Share/Republish" that displays either horizontally or vertically.

How do I set the alignment of the Toolbar left or right?

For Drupal7, go to Configuration > iCopyright Settings and make your selection under iCopyright Article Tools/Alignment.

For Drupal6, go to Administer > Site Configuration > iCopyright and make your selection under iCopyright Article Tools /Alignment.

For Joomla, go to Components > iCopyright Toolbar. Under iCopyright Toolbar Appearance/Alignment make your selections.

For WordPress, go to Settings > iCopyright.  Under Toolbar Appearance/Align make your selection.

How do I specify whether I want the just the Toolbar, just the Interactive Copyright Notice, or both appearing on each article?

For Drupal7, go to Configuration > iCopyright Settings and make your selection under Display Options.  You can make different choices for full node and for teasers.

For Drupal6, go to Administration > Site Configuration > iCopyright and make your selection under Display Options. You can make different choices for full node and for teasers.

For Joomla, go to Components > iCopyright Toolbar. Under Display Style make your selection.  You can specify a different rule for pages with single article and pages with multiple articles (frontpage).

For WordPress, go to Settings > iCopyright.  Under Display Style make your selection.  You can specify a different rule for pages with single posts and pages with multiple posts.

On webpages where I display teasers of multiple articles it looks cluttered to see both the Toolbar and Interactive Copyright Notice multiple times. What should I do?

This was a choice made during setup that can be easily changed if you don’t like the way it looks. We strongly recommend that on single-article pages you display both the Toolbar and the Interactive Copyright Notice. But for multi-article pages you may prefer a different approach.

For Drupal7, go to Configuration > iCopyright Settings and make your selection under Display Options > "When automatically displaying on a teaser."

For Drupal6, go to Administer > Site Configuration > iCopyright and make your selection under Display Options > "When automatically displaying on a teaser."

For Joomla, go to Components > iCopyright Toolbar. Under Display Style make your selection in the column for pages with multiple articles.

For WordPress, go to Settings > iCopyright.   Under Display Style make your selection in the column for pages with multiple posts.


Troubleshooting

I’ve forgotten my password. What should I do?

Go to the Conductor login page (https://license.icopyright.net/publisher/) and click at bottom for a password reminder.

Some of the articles displayed on my website are not owned by me, and I don’t have authorization to sub-license those articles. How do I suppress the iCopyright services for those articles?

The iCopyright Toolbar should be displayed only on articles you own or for which you have the right to sell licenses. In the settings page you can specify whether to display the iCopyright Toolbar on all articles or only certain categories of articles. Check that you have set this appropriately for your needs. You can also turn off the iCopyright Toolbar on a per-article basis as follows:

In Drupal, go to edit the node in question. Click "iCopyright settings" at the bottom of the page, and check the box "Do not offer iCopyright Article Tools on this story".

In Joomla, go to the screen where you edit the article, click "Parameters (Advanced)," and set "Offer iCopyright Tools" to "No."

In WordPress, go to the screen where you edit the article.  In the "iCopyright Custom Field" check the box "Do not offer iCopyright Article Tools on this story and/or make searchable".

I am getting a message: "unmet dependency: cURL" when I try to install the iCopyright Toolbar. What is happening?

In Drupal6, the iCopyright module requires cURL in order to communicate with the iCopyright servers. You can get the cURL module at drupal.org/project/curl.  This is not an issue with Drupal7.

I previously had installed iCopyright but then I uninstalled it.  Now I am trying to signup again but am getting the error message: 'The publication name is already taken.' What do I do?

You don't need to signup again because your publication already exists in our system. To reactivate iCopyright on your site you will need your iCopyright publication ID number. To find it, log into Conductor at https://license.icopyright.net/publisher/ and go to Publications > Profile. (If you forgot your password, click "password reminder" on the login page.) Then:

Drupal7 Users: In Drupal, go to the iCopyright Settings page at Configuration > iCopyright Settings. Click Advanced Settings, and input your publication ID, email address, and Conductor password. Click "Save configuration". Your site should be live again.

Drupal6 Users: In Drupal, go to the iCopyright Settings page at Administer > Site Configuration > iCopyright. Click Advanced Settings, and input your publication ID, email address, and Conductor password. Click "Save configuration". Your site should be live again.

Joomla Users: In Joomla, at the top of the iCopyright registration page where the error message appeared, click on the words "(If you already have a Publication ID, click here to enter it under Advanced Settings.)". Now click on 'Show/Hide Advanced Publication Settings', and enter your publication ID, email address, and iCopyright password. Click "Submit". Now go to Extensions > Plugin Manager and 'Enable' the iCopyright plugin. Your site should be live again.

WordPress Users:  In Wordpress, at the top of the iCopyright signup page where the error message appeared, click on the words "(If you already have a Publication ID, click here to enter it under Show Advanced Settings.)". Now scroll to the bottom of the settings page, click on "Show Advanced Settings", and enter your publication ID, email address, and iCopyright password. Click Save Settings. Your site should be live again.

I already have one or more websites live with iCopyright and would like to add another one.  How do I do this and have all publications managed from within my existing Conductor account?

Login to Conductor.  Go to Publications > Create New.  Complete the fields on this page for your new publication and click "OK" to save your inputs.  Go to Publications > Tag and Feed Settings.

Click "Edit these settings" and replace the Feed URL of

http://your_domain_here/location_of_your_feed/article.xml?id=* with these URLs:

♦  For a Drupal Site:

http://your_domain_here/icopyright/*

♦  For a Joomla Site:

http://your_domain_here/index.php?option=com_copyrightlicensingtools&format=xml&id=*

♦  For a WordPress Site:

http://your_domain_here/wp-content/plugins/copyright-licensing-tools/icopyright_xml.php?id=*

You may find that step was automatically done for you if your original publication and the new publication use the same content management system.

Before leaving Conductor, jot down the new Publication ID# that's been assigned to your new publication. You can find it at Publications > Profile.

Now go to your new website and install the iCopyright plugin. Then:

Drupal7 Users: In Drupal, go to the iCopyright Settings page at Configuration > iCopyright Settings. Click Advanced Settings, and input your publication ID, email address, and Conductor password. Click "Save configuration". Your new site should now be live with iCopyright.

Drupal6 Users: In Drupal, go to the iCopyright Settings page at Administer > Site Configuration > iCopyright. Click Advanced Settings, and input your publication ID, email address, and Conductor password. Click "Save configuration". Your new site should now be live with iCopyright.

Joomla Users: In Joomla, at the top of the iCopyright registration form click on the words "(If you already have a Publication ID, click here to enter it under Advanced Settings.)" Now click on "Show/Hide Advanced Publication Settings", and enter your publication ID, email address, and iCopyright password. Click "Submit". Now go to Extensions > Plugin Manager and 'Enable' the iCopyright plugin. Your new site should now be live with iCopyright.

WordPress Users:  In WordPress, at the top of the iCopyright signup page, click on the words "(If you already have a Publication ID, click here to enter it under Show Advanced Settings.)". Now scroll to the bottom of the settings page, click on "Show Advanced Settings", and enter your publication ID, email address, and iCopyright password. Click Save Settings. Your new site should now be live with iCopyright.

I am a WordPress user, and when I try to republish an article only the first couple of sentences appear.  On inspection I see that the iframe and script tags have disappeared from the article’s code.

This problem should no longer occur, as we have released an update of our WordPress plugin that is oembed compatible, and for any Roles that lack unfiltered_html privs the oembed format is automatically used when republishing from within the plugin.  

Previously, our response would have been as follows.  The repubHub code includes iframes.  WordPress default settings allow users who are Administrators or Editors to republish content with iframes in them, but WordPress strips the iframe code out for users who are designated as Authors or Contributors.   This means that Authors or Contributors who try to republish a repubHub article will see only the first couple sentences of an article displayed.

This is because the default settings for an Author or Contributor don’t include the privilege “unfiltered_html”.  There are security reasons for limiting who has this privilege.

There are a few easy options to resolve this, none of which take more than a few minutes.   The third option is the most secure.

One option is for the site Administrator to change the Role of anyone who will be republishing repubHub articles to be either an Editor or an Administrator.

A second option is to use a plug-in such as User Role Editor to grant unfiltered_html privileges to Authors or Contributors.  

A third option, which provides tight control over which Authors or Contributors are granted unfiltered_html privileges, is to use a plug-in such as User Role Editor to create a custom Role which clones one of your existing Roles but adds the “unfiltered_html” privilege, and then assign this new role to the subset of Authors or Contributors you’d like to be able to republish repubHub articles.

Here is a step-by-step example of implementing the third option, giving certain Authors the ability to republish repubHub articles.  After installing the plugin User Role Editor, go to Users/User Role Editor:

FAQ_USER_ROLE_EDITOR_1

Click Add Role to pop the box shown below. Give a name to the new Role you are creating and tell it which existing Role to clone for the new Role:

FAQ_ADD_NEW_ROLE

Check the box for “unfiltered_html” and then click “update”:

FAQ_USER_ROLE_UNFILTERED_HTML

Now go to your list of all Users, and for any trusted Authors you would like to be able to republish repubHub articles, switch their role from “Author” to the new role of “Author plus repubHub”.  You can do the same process for Contributors if there are any Contributors who you’d like to be able to republish articles from repubHub.

(Note:  If you are an Editor and are nevertheless having the iframe code stripped out, it may be that your administrator has over-ridden the default settings for Editors to exclude the unfiltered_html privileges.  To resolve this, your administrator can use the process above to create a subset of Editors who are granted unfiltered_html privileges.)