Protecting your Webserial

2 months ago | SKHenry (Member)

I have a question. When it comes to protecting your works, how do you go about that? I mean when you post something on the internet its kinda risky. So How do I go about protecting my web serial?

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  1. Rhodeworks (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    Basically, you have to do it yourself.

    Every so often, chuck blocks of text into Google to see if you find it anywhere else. Don't use any Proper Nouns because people will change those. The only web serials I hear about getting plagiarised and/or stolen are ones that operate in the big genres, such as LitRPG, Isekai and Xianxia.

    Additionally, be wary of any companies -- especially ones based in countries that don't really respect IP law -- reaching out to you to strike a publishing deal. Many of their terms are scams. Keep a list of which ones that have asked to display your work and check in on them occasionally as some of them will take your work without permission and post it anyway.

  2. SKHenry (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    @Rhodeworks Thanks for the advice.

  3. Thedude3445 (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    Yeah, definitely just don't fall for any scams and keep tabs on your own work. Every once in a while, google chunks of your story just in case... but outside the biggest "churning out content" genres that Rhodeworks mentioned, you are very unlikely to ever have your story literally stolen and posted elsewhere. As for stealing ideas... nothing you can do about that one.

    Sorry boss, but there's only two men I trust. One of them's me. The other's not you.

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