How Do We Protect your Stories?

Millions of writers use Wattpad to share their stories and ideas with the world. These storytellers—who spend considerable time crafting and polishing their works—not only rely on the support of the global community, but also the safeguards we’ve put in place to protect their content. We are deeply committed to protecting the work of writers both on the site and off. Here’s a list of the measures currently in place. We are continuously exploring ways to improve our approach to ensure the protection and safety of the wonderful Wattpad community.

On the platform, we:

  • Remove users/accounts who are found to be pirating content from our site
  • Utilize technology to detect and block requests from suspicious IPs solutions to prevent piracy
  • Timestamp all content uploaded to the platform to investigate plagiarism cases and validate content ownership

Off the platform, we:

  • Leverage available technology, policy, and legal solutions to prevent content pirates from gaining access to stories on the platform


To learn how to report a site who you believe is stealing your content, please check out our Reporting Copyright Infringement article.

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