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

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Katy O.
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We're so happy you've decided to publish on Scribd! At Scribd, it's your content - you get to decide what our readers can access. 

When you post your content with us, you control:

  • Whether users may copy and paste from your document
  • If your title is available for direct download or not

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 website with the account that was used to upload the documents you'd like to edit. Then, click on your profile icon in the upper right corner and select "Document Uploads" from the menu that appears.

Once you've made it to your Uploads page, you'll see document details and a menu of icons on the right of each document. Click the Edit icon to visit the editing page for that document.


Update reader permissions

Once on the editing page, select the 'Set Reader Permissions' tab to view and adjust the permissions options for your document.


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


Voilà! 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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