Thursday, April 20, 2006

Copyright infringement - what to do when someone steals your content

I came across an excellent article by Lorelle VanFossen ("Lorelle on Wordpress" - a top 100 blogger) on what to do when someone steals your content . As Lorelle says
The first step in learning about what you can do when someone steals your content is to know that it will happen, so the more prepared and informed you are, the better your chances of prevention and having a plan in place when they steal.
I'm not even going to attempt to summarise its content other than to say it's a "must read" for anybody with a website and/or blog - particularly those covered by US law. Just bear in mind that the law relating to copyright does vary from country to country. Back to Lorelle (my bullets and emboldened type)

This is the first of three articles.

  • This article covers tips, information and resources to help you deal with copyright infringement, the theft of your blog or website content.
  • The second article includes helpful links and resources for finding stolen content and copyright infringements.
  • The last article in the series examines the growing trends in content theft such as image hotlinking, website hijacking, and abusive use of feeds to replace original content without permission, as well as other copyright infringements on the rise.

Be sure to read the other articles too - I'll be providing a link to them in this weblog.

And finally, please note the Creative Commons license relating to her blog!

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1 comment:

Cin said...

great information Katherine

one of the lectures I attended recently by Brad Holland was on copyright law, he recommended this organization for information
Illustrators' Partnership