Protecting your website against theft is now considered mandatory for most content owners. Just like the "bricks and mortar" world, there is of yet no 100% guarantee against theft but there are many things you can do to protect yourself. Much of the theft on the internet occurs is because it is "easy" to do it. Much like leaving your office door open or your car unlocked, if you make it simple for the thieves they will take advantage it. Many of the steps you can take will make your site unappealing to would be thieves so they move on to easier targets.
DMCA.com recommends the following steps:
- Name, title and date all your website work - within the code
- Add references to your site and design in your Style Sheet (CSS)
- Get the DMCA.com Protection Badge
- Go to to: www.dmca.com/ProtectionProYou can't go wrong by adding this extra layer of protection. It's free and saves you a lot of money.
- PLUS by registering as a DMCA.com protected user you get auto updates on the best website protection methods available today
There are no signup costs or monthly fees
to have a Protection Badge on your website.
The DMCA Protection service is absolutely free of charge. This free service also includes:
- a complete selection of over 50 Protection Badge style choices
- create your own custom badge option
- registration into the DMCA.com ProtectionPortal, where you can access a number of additional free and paid protection services.
- Protected page index - a complete list of all website pages protected by the DMCA badge.
It is very important however to register your account before placing a free Protection Badge on your website. By registering first, whatever website pages and content you want protected will be listed in the DMCA Portal as "protected pages" under your account name. The free takedown service offer cannot occur without you registering your account first.
DMCA.com does have a pay service for website protection which includes the above but also has a number of tools and services for webmasters to protect their website content PLUS content takedowns when content is stolen.
click here for DMCA.com Website Protection Pro service:www.dmca.com/protectionpro