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Questions About Copyright, Pen Names, and 1099s

Today, I am going to answer questions posted by readers through emails, my website, and even Amazon reviews. I appreciated when readers take the time to ask questions. It helps me know what’s on your minds. QUESTION: Oh no. I Read the rest

Creative Commons: A Blogger’s Gold Mine

From Skitterphoto.com under CC license Creative Commons is one of the best innovations to grow out of global interconnectivity. Under copyright law, rights to use copyrighted materials are granted on a one-by-one basis. Traditional copyright law does not provide a… Read the rest

Stock Images; A Little Money Goes A Long Way

Stock Photo from Dreamstime.com EUREKA! After searching the four corners of the internet, you have found the image that captures the essence of your story. You want to use it on your cover, website, bookmarks, ball caps, t-shirts and coffee… Read the rest

What’s the Worst Mistake an Author Can Make?

Photo by Neuroventilator on Flickr What is the worst mistake a self-publishing author could make? A bad book cover? No. A poorly edited manuscript? No. A hokey website? No. It’s losing his or her copyright. Your copyrighted work is valuable… Read the rest

Can Your Million-Dollar Idea be Protected?

By Sean Loyless on Flickr Here’s a scary thought–ideas are not protected by copyright law, no matter how unique and valuable.  If you give your elevator pitch in an elevator, anyone who overhears you may snitch it. Copyright law applies… Read the rest

Is it Public Domain or isn’t it?

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. False, but so many people seem to forget that, especially with images. What works Read the rest

Clean illegal images from your blog before it’s too late

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

11 Things Every Writer Should Know About Copyrights

1.   Who owns a copyright? As soon as you put an idea into a fixed form, whether on a pad of paper, a hard drive, a smart phone or a recording device, you own the copyright in that creation. Your… Read the rest

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