Tag "copyright"

  • Are You Playing Fair with Copyrights?

    Copy Cat?

    Post By BlogPaws Co-Founder Tom Collins The subjects of copyright infringement and fair use in blogging have been discussed in our community and I’ve participated in several of those threads, most recently in the Cat Bloggers Group — hence the image I chose to use here (from… read more


  • Copyright and Work for Hire: What Bloggers Need to Know

    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita Is a blogger a writer? Blogs involve writing, after all. Yes, I would say bloggers are writers. Can a person who blogs be considered a professional writer? A writer that is paid for her work? Yes, in today’s world, many… read more


  • Malice in Wonderland

    by Yvonne DiVita, BlogPaws Co-Founder and blogger at Scratchings & Sniffings There's malice in wonderland! What do I mean by that? I mean, someone…multiple someone's, at times … is stealing content from other bloggers, like me! Or you!  It's a reoccurring issue across the net, and… read more

  • Copyright Law for Bloggers: “What’s all the ‘bark’ about?”

    Guest post by Emily Campbell, Esq. Part 1:  Marking Your Territory People and animals are not always so different. Just as our pets mark and protect their “territory,” likewise bloggers seek to protect the value, effort, and let’s face it, “heart and soul” that goes into… read more

  • Update: Pinterest respects copyright

    by Yvonne DiVita Just saw this on Facebook, "New code lets websites opt-out of Pinterest." According to LLsocial.com, Ben Silberman, CEO of the darling of the net, Pinterest, is taking our worries seriously. According to Josh Davis, "pinterest now allows website to opt-out." How? Glad you… read more

  • Pinterest and the Issue of Copyright

    by Yvonne DiVita Love Pinterest? Having fun pinning lots of good stuff? Are you crediting the originator of that 'stuff'? Really? Maybe you are…maybe you aren't. I just started my Pinterest account a week or so ago. It's very fun, yes. And, folks who know me… read more

  • Friday Freebies for your Blog: Finding Free Images for Commercial Use with Compfight

    By Tom Collins I first heard of Compfight.com while reading Seth Godin's post on "fair use" and copyright. I found this photo of the original 1898 painting that inspired the iconic RCA trademark, "His Master's Voice," while doing a search for "pets" on Compfight.com. In the… read more

  • What to do about Content Copycats?

    By Tom Collins This post grew out of a lively discussion over in the BlogPaws Community Blog Talk group over what to do when you discover another blog or website is republishing your content (group created by Dawn Miklich, afFURmation blogger). It started with Stephanie Hulett… read more

  • Friday Freebies for your Blog: Photos from the U.S. Army’s Photostream on Flickr

    By Tom Collins This week’s resource is a BIG one that I’ll come back to often for specific examples and links: images created by the government. The photo here comes from The U.S. Army’s Photostream on Flickr, with the caption, “Homeless dogs help healing troops.” When… read more