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Suppose you find the perfect image for your book cover on the internet—a plucky redhead with a perfect pout. Even better, the photo is available under a Creative Commons attribution-only license that permits commercial use. What a money saver!
But… Read the rest “How to Use Images of Real People Without Violating Privacy and Publicity Rights”
Content theft is big business, whether it’s illegally downloading movies or reposting blog posts without attribution. Every month Google receives more than 30 million requests to remove search results that link to allegedly infringing material. Thirty million a month!
Sooner… Read the rest “Step-by-Step Guide to Dealing With Content Theft”
If you are putting blog content on the internet, then at some point you will have to decide whether to lock up your content and give it away.
Some bloggers protect all their work. They post a copyright notice on… Read the rest “How to Handle Unauthorized Use of Your Blog Content”
Today’s writers wear many hats. We are Tweeters, Pinteresters, YouTube-ists and most of all, bloggers. Maybe we have heard about privacy policies and COPPA, but we don’t know whether they apply to us. After all, we are not challenging Wall… Read the rest “Law 101 for Bloggers”
Voila! My Certificate of Registration for my blog content!
Some people say it can’t be done—registering the copyright in a blog. It can, if you understand the quirks of the US Copyright Office.
I explained those quirks in September 2014… Read the rest “How to Register Your Blog with the US Copyright Office”
Like many writers considering the plunge into self-publishing, I started my research on the internet. Without exaggeration, the best resource I found was, and still is, Joel Friedlandler’s THE BOOK DESIGNER
THE BOOK DESIGNER website covers everything from structuring… Read the rest “Joining THE BOOK DESIGNER as a Contributing Writer”
True or False:
If an image, poem, essay or short story is posted on the internet, it’s in the public domain and anyone can use it.
but so many people seem to forget that, especially with images.
… Read the rest “Is it Public Domain or isn’t it?”
Everyone does it. Downloads a great image from the internet, pastes it on their own blog, shares it on FaceBook, Tumblr or Pinterest, and moves on, forgetting, ignoring, or simply not knowing they are using someone’s property without permission. It’s… Read the rest “Clean illegal images from your blog before it’s too late”