Web page authors often struggle to protect their information. The question arises whether you have to obtain web copyright for every page of your site, for all new articles and information added, and how to protect against infringements. Unfortunately the Internet has brought evil along with the good.
It is now easier than ever before to steal information or copy it from another source than before. Although libraries and companies can be regulated regarding copying of information, it is much harder to prevent people from copying information from your website.
It will not be economically viable to get web copyright for each and every article you write for your website, but with South African copyright law, you automatically receive the copyright and thus web copyright the moment you produce the ideas in written form whether it be on paper or electronically.
As such we recommend that you make use of programs such as Copyscape to find duplication of your content and then to take the required steps to address the plagiarism. The best you can do when infringement did take place is to contact us for assistance in taking the required steps.
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