How do I prevent readers from copying & pasting, adding notes to, or downloading content I've published?

We're so happy you've decided to publish on Scribd! At Scribd, it's YOUR content - you get to decide what our members can access right from your account. 

When you post your content with us, you control:

  • Whether users may copy and paste from your document
  • Whether people may leave reviews
  • If your title is available for direct download or not
  • Whether comments are allowed

These settings are managed on the "Document Uploads" section of your account.

Locating your Uploads:

First, you'll want to make sure that you're logged into the Scribd account that was used to upload the documents you'd like to edit. Then, click on your profile icon in the upper righthand corner and select "Document Uploads" from the menu that appears.

Once you've made it to your Uploads page, hover your mouse over the document you'd like to edit and a group of menu icons will appear. Click the edit icon to be taken to the editing page for that document.

Once on the editing page, select the 'Set Reader Permissions' tab to view permissions that you can set.

If you wish to disable any options, uncheck the corresponding box and click "Save" to lock in your selections.

Viola! You've now customized the access our readers have to your content. If you have any trouble with the process, just contact Scribd support for assistance. 

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