How do I copyright my poems?
To answer that question, I'd suggest you read more about the Creative Commons Licenses
. To my knowledge, they're the best online copyright resource, and offer a variety of licenses you can use for your work.
Can someone steal my poems?
Due to the nature of online publishing, someone can
copy/paste your work without your permission, and there is little you can do to stop them. However, we've found this is rarely ever done, and is of little consequence when actually done.
Does Hello Poetry own my poetry?
of the website, you'll see that we do request the right to "use" your content only so we can display it on the website. That's it.
Someone has posted one of my poems as their own! What can I do?
If you have found someone on Hello Poetry using your work, first contact that person directly via private message and ask them to take your work down. If that does not work, please contact us
If I post my poems on Hello Poetry, can I still post them elsewhere?
Absolutely. We'd never think of asking for exclusive rights to your work; it is your work, after all!