Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?


Sometimes, it is nice to see that your work has been used by many people around the web, even if they are not crediting you. In some cases, using work without permission is allowed. For criticizing, commenting, and news reporting, short quotations are considered fair use. You can also use material that’s available in the public domain. Finally, you are allowed to use a brand name on your site under nominative fair use laws.

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The Way of the Web

September 29th, 2010 · View Comments On Monday I wrote about the future of libraries , and how digital sharing and sampling are legally enabled either by open works (Public Domain or Creative Commons), or that retailers will have a vested interest in allowing sampling.


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Can I Use This Photo on Social Media? Understanding Image Copyright


Can I Use This Photo on Social Media? From Attribution Noncommercial-No Derivative Works licenses to “fair use,” there’s a lot to unpack. Especially if an image is used for social media marketing. Just so it’s clear – I have/would never give permission for use of my son’s photo to promote any agenda of this vile man or that disgusting party. Photographs, digital art, maps, charts, and paintings are all fair game. What is fair use?

How to Use Quotes in Your Blog Content Legally and Ethically


The post How to Use Quotes in Your Blog Content Legally and Ethically appeared first on ProBlogger. Are you confident you’re using quotes legally and ethically on your blog? However, using other people’s content inappropriately can severely harm or even destroy your reputation as a blogger. Should You Use Quotes at All? If using quotes can pose ethical (if not legal) issues, you might think the simplest solution is to avoid them altogether.

Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

And the use of YouTube etc to distribute the news about the Paywall. Not that I have any say in it – Fair use laws and my Creative Commons licence ensure that my content is free to roam the ‘net as long as it is not sold. Which reminds me, how will a digital subscription article get around Creative Commons licencing which stipulates Not for Commercial Gain? Can the Third Estate (Common workers) merge with Press.

How To Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization


Pin boards are used by architects and designers to collect color swatches and material samples along with pictures and drawings in order to aid the process of generating a design. Organizations can use Pinterest to tell their story to all of their constituencies — donors, sponsors, volunteers, members, potential members or employees, and the community at large. If you don’t own it, you can’t use it for commercial purposes. Yes, you can use hashtags with Pinterest.

PB173: How to Use Quotes in Your Blog Content Legally and Ethically


Using Quotes in Your Blog Legally and Ethically. In today’s lesson, I want to talk about using quotes on your blog. I’m regularly asked – particularly by new bloggers – what the etiquette and legalities are around using content that others have written in your own content – or the practice of quoting others. Further Resources on How to Use Quotes in Your Blog Content Legally and Ethically. 8 Tips for Using Quotes and Dialogue in Your Blog Posts.