We do not allow any copyright infringement or pirated material on the platform and will remove any works that we discover to have been published illegally.
While some users may not be aware of copyright law, we do our best to educate and inform our community while building an engaging audience for all writers.
Copyright only protects the physical representation of an idea, not the idea itself.
Unfortunately, similar plots, story themes, and titles are not enough to constitute a copyright infringement.
This is why there are many stories and movies that are very similar to each other.
Unless there is substantial evidence of copyright infringement that can hold up in a court of law, website administrators will not be able to remove the story.
If this is the case, we suggest you try to contact the other writer and respectfully try to resolve the issue in private.
If you are unsure of whether a work infringes your copyright, we encourage you to seek professional/legal advice before submitting a notice.
Scriblyz takes copyright infringement very seriously. Users are not permitted to post stories they do not own unless they have legal permission from the owner and can provide evidence when requested. Any published works that are reported to us, or that we discover, are removed immediately. If the work is not published, we require the owner to submit a DMCA request and we will remove infringing works as quickly as possible!
Your work is automatically protected under Copyright Law as soon you put it into a fixed format, like writing it down.
There are several copyright license options that you can select when posting a story on Wattpad and you can find them in our Copyrights article.
We abide by the DMCA process, so if you believe your work has been copied improperly, you can submit a DMCA Takedown Request and we will respond as soon as possible. The copy/paste functions are also disabled on Scriblyz, which prevents users from easily copying your work. To get the most protection for it (or sue if someone unlawfully infringes on it) you need to register it in your country’s copyright office.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title Copyright Infringement.
Selecting copyright language doesn’t register your work with any copyright offices,
or transfer copyright ownership to Scriblyz (you grant Scriblyz some limited licenses
when you upload a story or other content).
If you want to register it with your country’s copyright office, there are a lot of resources online to help you.
The most commonly used licenses are the following: