Tag Archives: Copyright

Why I Hate the WordPress “Reblog” Feature (And So Should You)

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I awoke this morning to an inbox with four notices that content to which I hold the copyright had been “reblogged” by three different bloggers who decided that instead of creating new content themselves, they’d borrow my SEO ranking, research, … Continue reading

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How to Submit a DMCA Notice to Facebook: It’s Not as Easy as Updating Your Status

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By Jonathan Bailey, Plagairism Today While there are countless hosts and providers on the internet, there are clearly some that are bigger than others. Facebook with its estimated 1.79 billion monthly active users is clearly close to the top of … Continue reading

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How Money and Fame Have Changed Fanfiction

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By Jonathan Bailey, Plagiarism Today In July 2014, at the San Diego Comic Con, director Christian Gossett and Alec Peters debuted a short film entitled Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar. The film was an unofficial (or “independent” as they referred … Continue reading

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Science Fiction, Charles Dickens & the Comedy Podcast: A New Look at Plagiarism

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How would you feel if a short story you had sold to a magazine was photocopied and handed out by a college teacher — or posted on the university’s website for free download? What if the magazine was defunct, and … Continue reading

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A Fresh Look at Copyright & Fan Fiction

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As a non-lawyer who writes often about legal topics, the last thing I want to see in my email inbox is a message from a nationally recognized legal expert who is pointing out a mistake in something I wrote. That’s … Continue reading

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New Sources for Free Photos & Images for Bloggers

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Is there a budget-conscious blogger, PR person or marketer who hasn’t been tempted to right-click on an image found by a search image and “save as” before using it? Probably not. Luckily, most of us know better than to steal … Continue reading

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Copyright Infringement, Plagiarism, and Client Demands

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Lately, I’ve been surprised by client requests to create content in such a way that the request borders on copyright infringement or plagiarism. And I’ve been even more surprised that some otherwise intelligent business people don’t know the difference between … Continue reading

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Best Anti-SLAPP Letter Ever!

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Businesses, elected officials, government agencies, and lawyers file SLAPP suits against people who are doing something they don’t like. The acronym stands for “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation”, and started as a name for the suits that elected officials and … Continue reading

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Copyright Myths from the World of Fan Fiction

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If you’ve never experienced the uniquely creative and often surreal world of Internet fan fiction, then you’ve missed out on one of the most creative offshoots of the online revolution. Fan fiction, for the uninitiated, is just what it sounds … Continue reading

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Copyright Infringement…or Racial Stereotyping?

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Our 11-year-old is reading a series of young adult fantasy novels called The Adventurer’s Wanted Series, by Utah-based author M.L. Forman. Kameron and I often read the stories aloud to each other — I read to him while he’s practicing juggling, … Continue reading

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