Copyright law is a complex and ever-evolving area of law. It can be difficult to determine if your blog is copyrighted, and even if it is, it may not be clear whether or not you need to take steps to protect your blog’s copyright.
If you have questions about whether or not your blog is copyrighted, or if you need to take any steps to protect your blog’s copyright, please consult an attorney.
When a blog is created, the author typically owns the copyright in the content of the blog. This means that the author can control how the content of the blog is used and can make any changes that he or she wants to make to the content without having to get approval from the other party involved in the use of the content – in this case, often a publisher or other rights holder.
If you create a blog and do not own the copyright in the content, you may be infringing on someone else’s copyright. If you are aware that your blog contains copyrighted material, you should take steps to secure copyright protection for that material. There are a few different ways that you can do this:
You can register your copyright with the United States Copyright Office (USCO). This will give you some legal protection against unauthorized use of your content.
You can place a copyright notice on your blog posts. A notice is simply a statement indicating that something on your site is copyrighted material.
You can find instructions on how to create and place a copyright notice here: http://www.copyright.gov/notice-howto-notice/.
You can contact the rights holder who owns the copyright in the material that you copied and asked them if they would like you to remove their material from your blog post or website. Rights holders often want their material removed from websites where it has been copied without their permission, so they may be more likely to cooperate if you contact them directly rather than relying on an automated process such as USCO’s search engine for notices of alleged infringement (see below).
USCO’s automated process for finding notices of alleged infringement is currently available only for works that are protected by copyright under United States law. If your work is not protected by US copyright law, USCO’s search engine will not return any results based on its current search parameters.
Accordingly, if you believe that one of your posts contains copyrighted material that you do not own, please consult an attorney before taking any legal action based on that belief – such action could be costly and complicated.