I wasn't too concerned about that subject so far but now that I've my own successful WSO running I have a new perspective.
Fact is that popular WSO's end up being shared for free at Black Hat Forums.
What can we do about that?
I've come up with 2 ways so far to protect my WSO, any other suggestions are very much appreciated.
Change your title on a regular basis. Truth is that black hatters as well always scan through the WSO section to see what's new. If they come across a popular WSO, they head over to one of the black hat forums and search for your WSO title to see if it's already available to share/get for free.
Now if you change your title on a regular basis, I believe that you can limit the damage.
Let's assume I start my WSO with 'Newbie Article Blueprint Exposed', the WSO gets popular, lots of views and 5 star rating.
A black hat guy catches up on your WSO and submits it to the black hat forum under that title.
3 Days later I change the title to e.g. 'Total Ezine Marketing Domination'.
Now other black hatters see your thread and they head over to the black hat forum to look for 'Total Ezine Marketing Domination'.
But they won't find your WSO because the other dude listed it under 'Newbie Article Blueprint Exposed'.
This way you can limit the damege in my opinion. Thats what I do at least.
Does that make any sense to you?
Most of the black hat forums have a 'Not To Share' list, means their members are not allowed to share products on that list.
Also members in general are not allowed to share other member's products as long as the publisher is an active member.
So here is the solution. Sign up and get to be an active member, make 3-5 posts a day or week and then you can request that your product can't be shared on that forum.
This way you should be protected as well.
Does that make sense?
That's what I came up with so far, I hope it helps and if you have more ways please let me know here.
It takes a lot of hard work to create your own product and you deserve to have it protected.
Let me know what you think.