How Do I Protect My Digital Reports, Guides & eBooks To Make Money Online As An Internet Marketer With Confidence
By Ronak Shah | May 20, 2009
What do I do if my ebook is being shared on torrents, forums and file sharing networks?
The most important concern of internet marketers is, how would I protect my ebook from being copied, re-written, shared or stolen on the internet? If you are selling an eBook, you must protect your content from being ripped of by another person. To do so, you need to get the works copyrighted (for sure 100%) across continents. The costs of doing so isn’t that high. You have to be completely confident enough of the value you are delivering to the receiver of your ebook in case you’re doing a copyright.
Protect your sales page, download pages, your delivery mode and your transactionary process completely. This is a must.
Keep a limit to the number of copies being sold. If you can secure the use of your ebook by adding “protected, exclusive, confidential and extremely secretive” value that will stop a person from sharing your ebook, it will have a great effect on your business. Also, you could send personalized copies of each ebook to each buyer so that you know which ebook if shared is owned by which buyer and you can take legal recourse against the buyer.
You could even have a 1 computer per user report and can only be accessed when they are connected to the internet if you can really afford to do so using special technology.
You can warn buyers once they have bought the report that your report is completely protected by international copyright laws detailing the copyright details including registration #. Make sure, each buyer has a special report designed according to their individual needs. The personalized report sent to them can have cues which can ascertain who is the buyer of the report if it is leaked and the cues cannot be found, omitted or edited by them anyway. Keep them secretive.
Make the report file in such a way that it cannot copy-pasted on a word doc or txt or any other possible document or even screen printed. Thus, use a special software for delivering the report instead of the normal adobe pdf. You can have an email address verification for the user to use the report.
Best of all, if you can afford, send a printed copy of the report to your buyers and charge them for shipping and printing rather than sell a digital copy i.e. if you can really afford to handle the logistics your self. Warn them that the product has a original copyright and cannot be reprinted-copied in any way directly / indirectly.
I have solutions to most of the above and there are some products within the market that are being sold which help protect digital products. Whether they are for real is to be ascertained. For the solutions, please email email@example.com with the subject line “Product Sales Solutions”. We’ll help you with the same within 48 business hour’s of receiving your email.
Lastly if it still does get shared, then count your self lucky that your eBook / Report / Guide is really worth sharing. If you’ve copyrighted your works, then you’re safe. You can take the registered leecher who is an existing buyer of your product to court if you got the time and money to sue him/her and get highly compensated for the same.