Why I don’t protect my writings

  1. That it’s possible to make more than a few dollars a month from monetizing our blog writing. (Very rarely is that the case.)
  2. That having one’s writing get distributed widely — especially without compensation — is a bad thing if one can’t control it.
  1. The more widely your writing is spread — which will be mostly outside your control if it’s to spread widely — the bigger your audience will be.
  2. The bigger your audience, the easier it is for you to sell anything (other than books) to make real, worthwhile money.
  3. Whether you sell your own products and services, or make commissions selling others’ products, the sky’s the limit when you have a large enough audience.
  1. It rarely happens. My content has been uncopyrighted since 2014 (here’s a 2020 restatement of my uncopyright), and I have only seen a few isolated instances of people taking my content and calling it their own. It’s truly rare, and I don’t worry about it at all.
  2. Even when they try to take credit for it, “their” stolen content doesn’t spread, because it’s not their usual voice. Readers sense it pretty quickly.

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George Kao

George Kao

Authentic Business Coach & Author of 4 Books including "Authentic Content Marketing" and "Joyful Productivity" https://www.GeorgeKao.com