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Article - Bloggers Beware: Debunking Eight Copyright Myths of the Online World

Anyone with his or her own blog should take a look at LLRX's Bloggers Beware: Debunking Eight Copyright Myths of the Online World. The author debunks eight common misconceptions about copyright as it pertains to blogs. They are:
  • Myth #1: It’s okay to use anything that doesn’t have a copyright notice.
  • Myth #2: It’s okay to use anything that’s online, because if it’s online, it’s in the public domain and up for grabs.
  • Myth #3: It's okay to use anything as long as I’m not making any money off it.
  • Myth #4: It’s okay to use anything as long as I give credit.
  • Myth #5: It’s okay to use anything as long as I include the creator’s copyright notice.
  • Myth #6: It's okay to use anything as long as I take it down when the copyright holder objects.
  • Myth #7: It’s okay to use something if I can’t find the copyright holder.
  • Myth #8: It’s okay to use something if I asked for permission and didn’t get a response.