Are you looking for How To Protect Your Blog Content From Content Thieves and how to disable copy-paste your blog site?

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Already we discuss how to write a blog post?

Writing is a very hard work, somedays it will take one and a half dates to write a quality and perfect post for me.

What happens if you discover that someone has stolen or copy-pasting

your blog content in another blog site without your permission.

What do you feel if your one and half-day hard work was stolen and publish another blog with one and a half minutes? It will hurt us.

Internet is an open platform, so everyone can so easy to copy and paste others’ blog content.

When you are blogging or web writing commonly on the internet, stealing your web or blog detail can be a serious problem.

To prevent such an incident you can get legal actions against your blog content theft. But for taking a legal action you need to take necessary actions to protect your blog content. It isn’t you are in big trouble.

Blog content protection becomes the most important thing that needs to pay close attention to it if you need want to safeguard your blog, blog content, yourself and your readers.

Doesn’t know how to protect your blog content? Let discuss.

Why do you need to protect your blog content?

There can be a risk for losing your search engine ranking and page ranking when others copy your blog content.

However, today most of the search engines giving the priority to original, valuable content and blog content which post at the first.

So there will be not high impact for you by copy and pasting your blog content others until it is original and first(oldest) posted blog content.

First, indexed blog content becomes original and copy content becomes duplicate content.

Because that is already get indexed by google and as soon as they recognize others’ same copy-pasted content, Google crawlers decide those are copied content and discourage that copied content to index and search engine ranking.

However, there is a risk because May is web crawlers will crawlers content thief’s content first, your original content recognizes as Double content and discourages your content to rank in the search engines.

Why you should avoid copying others’ blog content?

Copying others’ content and publish it without any permission of the owner is not legal. It can be a violation. You have not any right to republish others already posted content without its owners’ permission.

If it is a copyright-protected content, coping that content can be illegal. So you could have to face legal issues and future costs for you in the future.

Also, you may unable to search engine optimization and rank your content. If search engines recognize your content as a copying content, they will discourage to rank your content in the search engines. Sometimes your site can be paralyzing on the search engines.

If you are using DMCA protection, the original content owner can catch you. Also, your protection can be lost or may remove copying content automatically.

DMCA has the right to remove your copying content. If they confirmed that your content is not original and directly copy-pasted, and still you didn’t get the necessary actions to remove your copied content, DMCA will automatically remove your content.

Also, if your readers will recognize your content as copying content, that readers’ first impression can be the last impression for your blog site. You will lose respect from your readers.

How to find someone copy-pasting your blog content?

That is very simple just copy one sentence or few words from your blog content and search it on Google. To get the better result use double quotes around that search content.

I think now you understand, when you are running a blog or content writing, content protection is a highly necessary thing for you. The below guide will help you to protect your blog content from the content thief.

How to Protect your Blog content?

The below methods will help you to protect your blog content from content thieves.

1. Add Copyrights

Copyrights will help you to protect your creative works. It will give the creators the power to control of usage of their creative works and content and how it is used such as copying, using, selling their original creative works.

If you are in the US, all your original works or blog are automatically protected even you have not doing anything to protect your blog or original works.

However, if you need to add a copyright feature for your blog content, you need to add a complete copyright statement or notice at the end of every page of your blog site.

Most of the bloggers add copyright notice at the end(Footer) of the blog site.

You need to include your business or blog name, the copyright symbol, and the year of publication for your content or blog.

Also, you need to add a complete copyright statement about copyright details in a separate page or in the privacy policy page. You need to add details on what you take on the usage of your blog content.

You need to tell your readers whether you are okay or not okay with others using your content, images and original works without your prior permission.

See how looks like the copyright statement for the footer of your blog,

© 2020 All Right Reserved; Yourblog URL

For better copyright protection, it is better to register on the U.S. copyright registration portal. Or until you register for copyrights you can register with DMCA.

2. Use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protection

Digital Millennium Copyright Act or DMCA is passed by the US government which laws in place protect bloggers and their online content.

This contains all sorts of fun stuff and the main provision that products content is the Notice and Takedown rule.

How DMCA help to protect our blog content?

The DMCA automatically protects any content you post on your blog site whether or not it is accompanied by a copyright symbol or notice.

With DMCA rule, if someone takes your blog post or content and publish it somewhere else on the internet without the permission, you as the owner can let the platform or web host know via a takedown notice and that taken content will be removed.

3. Add Disclaimers statement

Have you seen any notice at the end of posts such as “Do not try this at home”, “This article contains affiliate links”,” The information published here is strictly for informational purposes only”? Those notices called “Disclaimers”.

Disclaimers help you to transfer the burden of any sort to the user or the other party. If you are giving any advice from your blog, it is better to add disclaimers to your blog content.

That will help to free yourself and blog content if any legal dispute arises.

It is very important to add those warnings and disclaimers to protect yourself as well as your blog content from any possible lawsuits in the future.

By Disclaimers, you can tell that you do not hold any responsibility for any problem which may or may not arise in the future because of your blog content.

4. License your content

You can publish the page, notice or statement which terms under others can use or re-post your content. Express it clearly to prevent misunderstandings.

Tell clearly which parts you allow to copy or need to get permission or not? What happens if others copied your content without your permission?

5. Use Copyright material legally

If you are using data and content from other third party sources or blogs. you can use this copyrighted material.

If you are post content from other sources or blogs, first you need to check whether you have the permissions to use that data or not, otherwise, it can end up in copyright infringement problems that can be costly for you.

So you need to confirm you have permission to take and use that sources’ content. For that, you need to contact its author and confirm you can use that content for your own purpose or not.

Once the copyright owner gives permission you can use that content. When publishing such copyright data, you need to mention that sources URL below the taken content.

6. Use Copyright-free images

If you need to use copyright free content such as images, you can use sites such as pixabay.com and unsplash.com. Those images are not requiring any permissions or credit from any author to take its images.

Never use Google search images. If you can spend a few dollars on images you can get quality and copyright-free images with high-quality premium stock photos, using Shutterstock.com.

So it is very important to be careful when choosing images for your blog.

 7. Sponsored content

If you are promoting a product or any services and getting paid for it, there are few rules and legal requirements to fulfill to protect your sponsored blog content.

You need to state your readers that it is a Sponsored or promotional content or product and you are promoting others’ products clearly and conspicuously.

8. Add important pages such as Privacy, terms and conditions, disclosure

As an online business owner or publisher, you have a legal obligation to your audience and governments.

For preventing legal issues in the future it is very important to add legal pages such as privacy policy, Terms and condition, and Disclosure.

Those pages will protect yourself as well as your readers because those pages let your audience know about what are their privacy protections, user data protection, rights, and responsibilities when visiting your blog content and help to relieve you from any legal liability that related to your blog content.

Also, those pages will help you to increase readers’ credibility about your blog site.

9. Use sites such as Fairshare and Google Alert for static content

Fairshare is a content matching attributor. It is the best tool for finding the matching content of your blog content.

Google alerts help you to create alerts for each page using unique phrases in quotes. You will able to receive RSS or Email alerts when the same content appears elsewhere on the web.

10. Disable text selection and text selection or disable copy-paste your blog content

To prevent that issue, just follow the below simple steps to disable the copying option on your blogger blog. This is the most essential step to discourage direct copy and pasting your content.

To prevent Copy & Paste from your Blogger Blog that we can follow three methods as below.

How to Disable copy paste and Protect blog content in Blogger blog?

Method 01 to disable copy paste in blogger.

Using HTML/JavaScript gadget

With that method, you can disable copy-paste in your blogger blog and protect your content from the content. Only you need to add a below code to the blogger widget.

  1. Log in to Blogger Account
  2. Then click on Blogger Dashboard
  3. Then click on the layout
  4. Click on Add a Gadget
  5. Then, Select & add HTML/JavaScript in below.
  6. Now Copy the Given Below Code and Paste it there.
 <script src='demo-to-prevent-copy-paste-on-blogger_files/googleapis.js'></script><script type='text/javascript'> if(typeof document.onselectstart!="undefined" ) {document.onselectstart=new Function ("return false" ); } else{document.onmousedown=new Function ("return false" );document.onmouseup=new Function ("return false"); } </script> 
  • Now Save the open window you are almost done.

Method 02 to disable copy paste in blogger

Using JavaScript To Disable Copy Paste In Blogger

With the below method, you can disable copy-paste in your blogger blog and protect your content from content by adding a simple JavaScript code into the blogger template.

  1. Sign in blogger
  2. Click on Dashboard
  3. Then go to Template section
  4. Now click on “Edit HTML”.
  5. In the HTML editor window, Find the line <head> copy & paste below that code <head>

 <script language='JavaScript1.2'> function disableselect(e){ return false } function reEnable(){ return true } //if IE4+ document.onselectstart=new Function ("return false") //if NS6 if (window.sidebar){ document.onmousedown=disableselect document.onclick=reEnable } </script> 

  • Then save the template.

Method 03 to disable copy paste in blogger.

Using CSS to Disable Copy Paste In Blogger 

If you don’t use javascript, you can do disable copy paste and protect your blog content by using simple CSS code.

  1. Sign in blogger
  2. Click on Dashboard
  3. Then go to Template section
  4. Now click on “Edit HTML”.
  5. find the ending CSS “]]></b:skin>” except “<head>.
  6. Copy and paste the following code before “]]></b:skin>”
 body {   user-select: none !important;   -moz-user-select: -moz-none !important;   -webkit-user-select: none !important;   -ms-user-select: none !important;   } 

Above CSS code will disable copying everything of your blog. That will help you to protect your blog content.

But the below code will allow the user to copy the text inside the “blockquote, Pre and Code” HTML tag. If you share code on your blog and let the user copy only that piece of content, you can simply copy the above entire code.

 .post-body blockquote, .post-body pre, .post-body code { 
 user-select: text !important; 
 -webkit-user-select: text !important; 
 -ms-user-select: text !important; 
 -moz-user-select: text !important;
 }  

6. Now save the code.

You have done that task successfully with this simple code. If you wish to disable this, then simply delete the code from where you have placed it.

2. How to Disable copy paste and Protect blog content in a WordPress blog?

In WordPress, you can use WordPress plugins to protect blog content and disable copy-paste or right-click.

There are a thousand of plugins you can use to protect your content in WordPress blog site.

Some plugins can be free of charge and you need to pay a few dollars to get advanced features to protect your WordPress blog content.

You can use plugins such as WordPress Prevent Copy paste, WP-CopyProtect, WP Content Copy Protect & No Right Click, etc.

Now your blog is protecting with the above codes.

11. Use watermark for your images

To protect your blog content such as original images that you have created to use on your blog you can add a watermark for your images.

Watermark proves that you are the creator or owner of the copyright to all those images.

If you are using a WordPress blog, you can use watermark plugins.

12. Give credit for owners

If you are getting permission or privilege to share or publish others’ content on your blog, that is very important to give proper credit to the original content creators or owners.

If you fail to give proper credit for its original owners or creators, they can take legal action against you under copyright law.

Also, your site will be getting penalized by search engines and social media.

13. Search for your content using Google

Take snippets from your blog content and search for it on Google or other search engines.

For better results use Quotation marks (“”). Check the results and find what are the taken information from your blog content.

14. Use plagiarism tools such as Copyscape

With plagiarism tools such as copyscape.com, You can search for unauthorized copies of your blog content.

What to do if your blog content has been taken or stolen?

It is your hard-working. It is your intellectual property.  So you cannot ignore it.  

Then what to do?

Contact that blog site owner via social media or contact us page and inform it nicely? And let a little time to remove them.

If he didn’t remove it, you can file a takedown notice with Google. Or you can file a DMCA takedown notice with a DMCA notice. I am not a legal advisor so visit both links and follow the rules for filing your request.

But remember there is no way to 100% guarantee the complete protection of your blog content. Most thieves have an idea about how the above codes and plugins work, so they can dismiss that protection tools.

So it is better to protect your content with Copyrights and DMCA for the best protection for your blog content.

I hope the above How to Protect Your Blog Content from Content Thieves will help you to protect your blog content from the content. And if you know more about How to Protect Your Blog Content from Content Thieves or have any suggestions please share with us in the comments section below. 


Keshan Lge

BeBizboss.com provides guides and Tips to Entrepreneurs for enhancing and simplifying their Online/Offline Business, Blogging, and SEO for business and being your own boss at your own business. BeBizBoss.com was founded in Feb. 2018 by Keshan Liyanagama. I believe that knowledge should be free. So please, gain more knowledge through Bebizboss.

3 Comments

naresh · March 27, 2020 at 08:33

good to see the script like HTML and javascript in this way I will learn

Ashutosh Agarwal · April 5, 2020 at 11:14

actually a very good informative content basically i am impressed with the thing described I am gonna share it with my friends and you are true for how the data are stealed I have also heard a lot about it and now I m more cautious and clear about it.

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