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! And since it's your content, you get to decide on the access our readers have. You can decide if your content can be copy and pasted from the site, if people can leave comments and reviews on your work, and even whether or not your title is available to download. All of this can be done from the same page. You have to go to the 'editing' page of your upload and then select the 'Set Readers Permissions' tab. 


You get to your 'My Uploads' page by hovering your mouse over the profile icon in the upper righthand corner. Go to 'My Uploads' and then hover your mouse over the title you wish to edit until you see the editing option. 

Once on the editing page, select the 'Set Reader Permissions' tab to be taken to the correct page. There you'll see the options of allowing readers to copy and paste from your document, leave public notes or reviews on your document, or download it from the site. If you wish to disable any or all of these, uncheck the box next to the permission you wish revoked and then click 'Save'. Viola! You've got your title being accessible to our readers with only the permissions you allow. If you have any trouble with the process, just contact Scribd support for assistance. 

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