Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Gunfighter Needs Your Advice

How do I go about copyrighting the materials on my blog?

Regards,

GF

9 comments:

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

*shrugs shoulders*

beats me!

cathouse teri said...

Didja check with Zoey?

http://zoeybella.blogspot.com/

Who, by the way, has recommended a great link wherein to get your celebrity fix!

PT-LawMom said...

Don't take my word for it, but you probably already have. I believe copyright rests with the individual who had the creative thought/expression. Unlike trademark, you don't have to affirmatively apply for it. You can add a notice on your site. Here's some info:
http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

DangerDoll said...

Yep, once you publish it, it's considered copyrighted. You should put a notice on your site, though.

In addition to the excellent site pt-lawmom suggested, here's one more good one:

http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/webcopyr.html

Madame M. said...

You should check my blog sometime ;o) because I have a link to this:
http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html#wccc

Also, for further protection, you can print pages and mail your content to yourself and keep it in the sealed envelope as proof that it is your own authorship.

BikerChickJanet said...

GF, once you write something, it's automatically protected under copyright laws in your name as long as it's your original work. You can probably collect up the whole file and register it with the copyright office if you like, but obviously you'll be writing more so the body of work will get larger. The legal trail for electronic work probably involves having record of who registered the blog or some other form of proof that the material originated with you, but basically, once you write it, it's already protected. Consult your favorite local intellectural property rights attorney to be sure. :) BikerChickJanet

Red said...

Here are two links that might help:
http://www.disclosurepolicy.org
http://creativecommons.org/

Fourier Analyst said...

Great question and some good links. Hadn't even thought about it, but probably we all should...

Lawyer Mama said...

It's already copyrighted. But, check out the Creative Commons website for more information and notices you can post on your blog. Creativecommons.org is the site, I believe.

And no, I haven't forgotten about your button!