What to do about copyright

I’d like to say a warm thank you to all those bloggers from both wordpress.com and wordpress.org who keep hitting on this forum post and coming to my blog looking for information.

Update: Not all of the sites linked to in that forum post are still online.

Related Post – What is copyright?

If you have downloaded a blog template from wordpress.org then you can use these plugins:

  • Angsuman’s Feed Copyrighter
    Inserts copyright message in Feeds. The message is of the standard format (can be customized): Copyright © 2007 YOUR BLOG NAME. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact legal@BLOG_ADDRESS so we can take legal action immediately. By Angsuman Chakraborty.

If you are a wordpress.com blogger then you cannot use the rss feed plugins listed above. Your choices are limited to posting the following notices:

  • Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

  • iCopyright – “This is a great opportunity for those who like Creative Commons-style licensing but have not found the exact terms to suit them to easily make their content available for limited reuse.” — Jonathan Bailey in Creating a Custom License.
  • Defend your rights online, fight against online plagiarism and content theft. Copyscape finds sites that have copied your content without permission, …

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape Search for copies of your page on the web.

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8 thoughts on “What to do about copyright

    • Hi there,
      Thanks. That post dates back to 2007 and so does the forum thread I linked to. Not all of the sites mentioned are still online and I edited in that sentence. I suggest you use creative commons instead.

  1. Hello again :)
    would you suggest signing up for iCopyright and in addition to MyFreeCopyright? I was wondering what legally would put me in a better situation, in case if ever comes to a court case. My thinking is that with iCopyright I am registered, but My work is not associated with me unless I add the copyright line to it. So in return, couldn’t just anyone take my works, add them to his/her blog, adding his own copyright mark to it? Furthermore what I was wondering is, I used to go by the ‘poor man’s copyright’, just sending my own works to my own email so I have time and date stamp on them. So would it be better to keep going by that or would you consider MFC the better alternative?
    Tanks a lot in advance! I hope I am not too much of a hassle with keeping to nag you about this sort of stuff xD

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