When contacted by The Bookseller, Wattpad said it had a “zero tolerance” policy on plagiarism. Community leader Marc Shewchun said, “We ask users to ensure they have written to, own the rights to, or have permission from the copyright owner before uploading any content to Wattpad.
Many stories have been stolen, including the envelopes you used for those stories. The topic related to the issue has been closed on Wattpad, but the issue still persists.
And no, your story does not belong to Wattpad after you post it there. After publication on the platform, you can submit your manuscript to other publishers or publish it yourself. However, remember to credit the copyright before posting the book on the site.
Authors can upload either the finished or draft versions of their books for readers to read. It is not possible to upload a book as a single file, it must be done chapter by chapter.
To protect ideas and stories written, request a copyright from the U.S. Copyright Office and pay the $30 fee to register your work. If you have a screenplay, you can register it with the Writer’s Guild of America. Just hand it in along with a check for the fee, which is less than $25.
1) Add a copyright notice to your online posts
(You can register your copyright for some additional benefits, but your copyright is still yours regardless of whether you register or not.) Learn about copyright laws so you know how to protect yourself.
The great thing about the Paid Stories program is that your story doesn’t have to be popular to participate. You don’t need to have 230,000 reads or 110,000 likes to be eligible for the program. All stories are reviewed equally and fairly by the site’s experienced and professional staff.
Through the Wattpad Futures program, interested authors can supplement their income with little effort. The program helps authors earn money by inserting ads between chapters of their Wattpad story. Every time a reader sees an ad, the author makes money.
Fan fiction is defined as using characters and expressions from an original creative work and creating derivative works that all is illegal under applicable copyright law (McCardle, 2003).
There are three ways that fan fiction authors can continue to use copyrighted elements for derivative works. The first is through parody exceptions, the second through fair use exceptions, and the third through author’s general permission.
TORONTO and SEOUL, May 10, 2021 – Naver, South Korea’s internet conglomerate, and Wattpad, the global multi-platform original story entertainment company and a leading social storytelling platform, today announced that Naver has completed the acquisition of Wattpad in a cash and stock transaction valued at more…