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    Copyright website


    I am building a website and saw some site like cnn.com has copyright at bottom of the page.

    Do they register a copyright somewhere?
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    The design is automatically copyrighted (assuming no prior art) by virtue of its existence.
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    Originally Posted by ufmale
    I am building a website and saw some site like cnn.com has copyright at bottom of the page.

    Do they register a copyright somewhere?
    A C enclosed in a circle represents a Copyright.

    An R enclosed in a circle represents a Registered Copyright. Here is information on registering a copyright: linky
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    Originally Posted by hiker
    A C enclosed in a circle represents a Copyright.

    An R enclosed in a circle represents a Registered Copyright. Here is information on registering a copyright: linky
    Thank you very much for the info. What is actually the benefit to copyright the site? My friend and I created a site to let people post event information on http://www.julycenter.com

    The information is not actually my asset and it is free. I am not sure if we need to CopyRight?
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    Originally Posted by ufmale
    Thank you very much for the info. What is actually the benefit to copyright the site? My friend and I created a site to let people post event information on http://www.julycenter.com
    Benefits

    As to whether you should register the copyright, that's up to you. I have personally never copyrighted any of my sites, but I do put a copyright logo at the bottom of each. (C enclosed in a circle... I believe the html code is © )

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    You can register for copyright , there must be a copyright office in your city , you need to fill a form and pay $$ to get copyright for a book / web site ,etc .
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    If you aren't worried about other people quoting your site, then why not use a Creative Commons license? (http://creativecommons.org/)

    $0.02 cheers.
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    Originally Posted by l8rm8e
    If you aren't worried about other people quoting your site, then why not use a Creative Commons license? (http://creativecommons.org/)

    $0.02 cheers.
    Good idea, but google will treat your original content as duplicate and your website will loose SERP .
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    Is it necessary that if some content is marked as copyright protected then it is indeed?
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    Originally Posted by it career
    there must be a copyright office in your city
    In the USA just go to copyright.gov all the forms you need are there and there's plenty of FAQs to help you know what to submit for a website. Don't bother looking for a "local copyright office" you won't find one (unless you're in the District of Columbia).
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    Good idea, but google will treat your original content as duplicate and your website will loose SERP .
    Wait...how do you figure? You think google automatically marks creative commons content as duplicate? Or are you assuming that once someone copies it and posts it on their website, your traffic will go down because more than one copy of the content is available? That may work for a character-by-character duplicate of the page contents, but if it's only a portion google won't know.

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    what do you think autoblog and copyright infringement,most of them do not link back to original source but still they make money from autoblog adsense that they made, I think they stealer but some people consider different I don't know what happen in their head

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