I've discussed possible infringements on the copyrights of others, but how can you make sure that your original content is not used by someone else? For example, what if you post an original short story to your MySpace page and the story is then used elsewhere?
Originality could be traced back to you through a digital paper trail, but it is important that when posting original content on the Web that you keep a log of when and what you post, to help maintain this trail. This can be done by archiving Web pages. All posting should also include a clear date. Posters of original content can also register a copyright for the material by going to the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.com/register.
Miller, K. (2008). Copyright in a social world. MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, 15(3), 14-16. Retrieved September 16, 2008, from LISA database.