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Sharing quotes, facts, and images from other blogs is something many content creators do instinctively, without thinking about whether they are doing anything wrong. The open social web encourages this free sharing.
The importance of copyright online is ever increasing. And if you are blogging as a business, it is even more important. Getting caught up in copyright infringement suits is not going to do wonders for your bottom line.
Disclosure: I am no lawyer, and this is not legal advice. Do not treat it as such. This is a common sense guide to copyright. Big legal questions on copyright should be handled by your lawyer.
If you find yourself wanting to pull a quotation from another website or blog, use one of their photos, or re-publish an entire blog post, here are a few rules of the road to guide you down the path of content curation copyright.
- Judge rules “locker” site is not direct copyright infringer (arstechnica.com)
- The Role of Copyright in Fighting Plagiarism: Part 1 (plagiarismtoday.com)
- Copyright worries? New report provides clarity for bloggers (stanfordblogging.wordpress.com)
- Business insurance news: Games developer files copyright infringement lawsuit (premierlinedirect.co.uk)
- We Are the ‘Enemy of the State’ ~ by Michael Gaddy (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)) (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
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