We live in a copy and paste culture. The accessibility and lack of policing of online content have made it all too easy for anyone to pirate other’s intellectual property.
If you have an IP online it’s important that you protect it. This does more than maintain the integrity of your creation. It can also open up previously unseen sources of revenue. Here are a few suggestions for ways to guard your IP in a cut-and-paste world.
Understand Your IP
The first thing that you want to do is make sure that you have intellectual property in the first place. According to the International Trade Administration, intellectual property is a “creation of the mind” and can manifest in many different ways.