Leosghost - 12:12 pm on Jul 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
How is using "authorship" and a G+ account going to prevent anyone stealing these works, claiming them a their own, and uploading them to media fire ?..or any other cyber locker..
3 words ..it is not..
Nor is it going to force any blogs to give them credit..
And there is no guarantee that using Google's proprietary "authorship system" nor joining it's G+ system it will help the actual rank..
Essentially, your authors should each have a Google+ profile page with a decent "head shot" thumbnail - and then you use the re;="author" markup on their articles to indicate who they are. The head shot can end up being used in the SERPs when their article ranks for a query. That can really boost clickthrough!
So to counteract IP theft, the suggestion is to tell the IP owners to give even more personal details to Google ( who are no doubt allowing the IP infringing "blogs" to survive by allowing them to run adsense ) ..and if the artists do this ..the hypothetical result is that
..for "can" read "may" ..as in not guaranteed..
That can really boost clickthrough!
And the artists work may still be outranked in serps by the infringers ..and if the infringers are on page 1 and the artists are on page two ..all the "head shots" in the world are not going to get a click through to the real owner ..the click will have happened the page before..
Give media fire and Google take down notices, DMCAs , whatever, it is up to them to clean up, and remove stolen material from their serps and servers , not for webmasters and artists to be expected to give them even more details about themselves to possibly outrank their own stolen material..
Google via the "authorship" and the G+ system are indirectly blackmailing webmasters and creators, they could stop IP abuse without it..they don't want to , as it suits them not to..
Unless threatened with the law they are always on the side of the IP infringer..because their own business model is built upon IP infringement..