you unintentionally commit copyright infringement.
**Always give credit where credit is due
**Always link posts and articles back to author and site
**Always let the author know that their post,
article, informational stuff, etc. was used by sending
them a link to my post and thanking them
**Never use anyone's personal family/friends
photos on my blog because, well,
they are personal and private.
**Use a disclaimer that states that I do not
own the pictures I am just sharing them but always
cite the source, site, and owner if known.
While all that above may not be in compliance
with the copyright laws as i know them now,
it is what I thought to be true to the
best of my knowledge before last night.
What I know now:
**Each person can set their own rules on
copyright according to their needs as they see fit.
**Seek out and find if a blog has a copyright policy
and abide by it before embarking on "sharing"
**All pictures are owned by someone, somewhere.
Must credit and provide source on all pictures.
Or you assume that you are breaking the law
and someone can sue you for using their pictures.
is violated if you have never gotten permission
from the owner to use them regardless
what is fair use and what is infringement in a particular case will
not always be clear or easily defined. There is no specific
number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken
without permission. Acknowledging the source of the
copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission."
Okay, how's all this sound?
Am I close to understanding copyrights?
I promise to never make the mistake again that I made last night.
Blogger and Author Roni Loren's
wants to tell everyone what happened to her when
she randomly copied a picture from the Internet
and posted it on her blog.
Bloggers Beware: You CAN Get Sued For