Today’s post is a little different from what we usually share. If you’re a blogger, or would like to start a blog someday, this post is for you. For our nonblogging friends, we won’t be mad if you skip this one. We can hang out next week when we’ll be sharing a new DIY project.
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When we first started blogging, we knew absolutely nothing about blogging or internet etiquette. Many people are under the assumption that you can share or use any random photo you find online. But the truth is most of those photos are copyright protected, and by putting them on your blog without proper permission, you could be opening yourself up to a lawsuit. Just read this article to see what I mean.
But it doesn’t stop there. Did you know that many of the pretty fonts you find online are also copyright protected? It’s enough to make your head spin worrying that you’re going to put something on your blog that could get you sued.
On the flip side, since starting our blog we’ve had our own photographs and content stolen. It’s frustrating to see someone publishing your work on their website and taking credit for it as if they created it themselves. How do you protect your content, and what options do you have when something like that happens?
We’ve been lucky when it comes to dealing with these issues because we’ve had a secret weapon. My friend Breighanne is a blogger at Average But Inspired. She also happens to be a copyright and trademark attorney. She has the unique perspective of understanding what it means to be a blogger, and knowing how to handle any legal issues that may arise.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve called or texted Bre with random questions pertaining to copyright issues. And even though she’s probably secretly rolling her eyes at all my questions, she has always gracefully answered every single one.
A few months back she mentioned writing a book to help other bloggers, and I encouraged her 100%. She’s been such a fantastic source of information, and I was sure I couldn’t be the only blogger with these types of questions.
The Blogger’s Guide To Copyright And Trademark Law is full of valuable information that every blogger needs to know.
Want to ensure you’re not violating someone else’s rights and opening yourself up to a lawsuit? It’s in the book. Want to know what your options are if you find someone else has stolen your content? Also in the book. Bre gives specific, actionable instructions for protecting yourself and your blog. And after reading her book, I can honestly say I feel so much more knowledgeable and confident in running our blog.
Interested in learning more? Go to The Blogger’s Guide To Copyright And Trademark Law to take a peek at what’s inside or to purchase your own copy.
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