Simply put, there are no technological means to protect your work online. If your work is published on the web, the world can see it. The only real protections are legal protections granted by copyright.
See especially Chapters 1 (Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright), 2 (Copyright Ownership and Transfer), 3 (Duration of Copyright), 4 (Copyright Notice, Deposit, and Registration), and 5 (Copyright Infringement and Remedies)
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher, and through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities, ensuring that your work is recognized.
ResearcherID provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community. Manage publication lists, track times cited and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. Integrates with Web of Science and is ORCID compliant, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world!
Authors with publications indexed in Scopus are automatically assigned a Scopus Author ID. Users can search the lookup tool to locate author profiles, which includes the identifier, references, citations of work, h-index, and subject areas. Can exchange data with ORCID.