Well, the long and the short of this post is finding a way to protect something you wrote and created in pdf format (or others, I suppose) from being plagiarized, copyright infringement, or other unlawful distribution, yadda, yadda :-)
Wanting to go in a unique direction, or perhaps test the waters in a harmless way, I must have been in a good frame of mind that day...got to thinking about creating my own how-to lesson (vector drawing) in which I give directions and include visible screenshots for every step I demonstrate. After I converted it into a pdf, I said to myself:"Well, that looks pretty professional"
OK, so now I probably need to figure out how to protect it from all the stuff I mentioned in paragraph 1. Want to sell it as a downloadable guide on Fiverr. As someone who owns more eguides than they can shake a stick at I see one of 2 things done: There is a written legal terms page right before the content begins, or I see something that resembles a watermark, one in particular is "protected by Infringe Trapper" looked that up and couldn't find something of this name.
FWIW, what I have created is an 8-10 page "how to" guide. It still needs to be watermarked or something so I can have a worry-free selling experience, regardless of how much it sells.
As you can see I may be well-versed in graphics but not so well-versed in legalese
I've already gotten this far so I know I have no excuses to be cavalier or anything...
The same would probably apply to actual images that can be downloaded. All the artwork on my website is watermarked, so I do have an understanding of watermarks and how they work.
So, any advice would be warmly appreciated