With everyone hearing “content, content, content” – we know that you are working hard on creating unique content that will help your online business grow and create a following. Then the day comes where you become successful, so successful that your content gets stolen – yes STOLEN, word for work or image for image. It happens – more after than you think, and when it does you get angry – and then realize you do not have a clue what to do.
You send an email and get no response. You try to find a phone number or an address, but it is hidden. You contact the host only to find their hands or tied. You slam down the phone put your head in your hands and give up. The thief has won.
Well, now you have an option! DMCA provides protection for your valuable content and is a cost effective investment into protecting your business.
DMCA offers a protection badge that lets visitors know you are protected, this alone should be a deterrent from taking your content.
So what exactly do they do for you?
1) Takedown Services – you have stolen content, you contact them and they get it taken down. They have successfully had stolen content removed within 12 hours for some clients. The free account allows you (1) takedown, but the paid version allows up to 10 takedown requests.
2) Website Copy Scanning – at the click of the button DMCA can review your website and look for stolen content from your website out in the world wide web.
3) Image Watermarks -they have a feature that allows you to Watermark images in a variety of ways, including Facebook galleries
4) WordPress & Blogger – they offer a plugin for WordPress and Blogger for easy installation.
Their normal rate is $10 per month or $100 per year, but I did find a coupon that allowed me to get it for $5.99 a month at PromoPro.com
There is no expiration on the coupon, so I would act fast on that!
Oh, and an added bonus on the paid version is a back link! DMCA is a high quality website and when you get the paid plan you will receive a badge page that will have a link back to your website.