Reposting unauthorized online articles, photos or video

Posted By on November 13, 2008

Copyright infringement … its a big problem for content creators as the Internet continues to expand by email, blogs and forums — but how big is the problems?

Attributor graphicAttributor, a company that monitors the re-publication of content, indicates that unauthorized online copies of a content creators’ articles are nearly 1.5 times larger than the readership from the original web site. The study was conducted from September 12 through October 12, 2008 reviewed 30 billion web pages in order to market their monitoring services. They looked at more than 100 major web site and included only licensed content discarding any page that copied less than 50 percent or fewer than 125 words of a copyrighted story. They concluded that if publishers were to be able to monetized their stories with online advertising, that a major web pubisher could add $150,000 in additional revenue. (based on an assumption that advertisers would pay $1 for every 1,000 pages of unauthorized material)


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