Bloggers Beware: Debunking Nine Copyright Myths of the Online World
Misery posted this over on her blog, and I just wanted to help spread the word. I know when people use photos they don’t have the rights to 9 times out of 10 they don’t realize they’re doing anything wrong and they don’t do it to be malicious. That doesn’t make it right. Make sure when you’re posting stuff, you’re posting stuff you have the right to post. If you’re not careful, you can get in trouble…and so can Buzznet.
Reblogged from Buzznet’s Official MiseryXchordâ�¢
I posted this link inside my Inspiration = No Respect? blog, but it needs to be emphasized…Bloggers Beware: Debunking Nine Copyright Myths of the Online World
Myth #1: It’s okay to use anything that doesn’t have a copyright notice
Myth #2: It’s okay to use anything that’s online, because if it’s online, it’s in the public domain and up for grabs
Myth #3: It’s okay to use anything as long as I’m not making any money off it.
Myth #4: It’s okay for a non-profit organization to use anything
Myth #5: It’s okay to use anything as long as I give credit
Myth #6: It’s okay to use anything as long as I include the creator’s copyright notice
Myth #7: It’s okay to use anything as long as I take it down when the copyright holder objects
Myth #8: It’s okay to use something if I can’t find the copyright holder
Myth #9: It’s okay to use something if I asked for permission and didn’t get a response
If you know to answer “NO” to all of the above you’ve got a better understanding of copyright law than anyone I’ve seen post an “Inspiration” or “Buzznt is the new tumblr” or 9 out of 10 fashion related blogs on this site.