Rhonda Hurwitz

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5 Critical Copyright Guidelines for Bloggers

Posted on Apr 03, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

What are the basic rules of copyright protection for bloggers?

First and foremost: When it comes to writing, sharing, and republishing other people’s content, the golden rule applies:

Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.

Always obtain permission before posting another person’s copyrighted work on your blog or website!

This is true for all kinds of content, including graphics, text, audio, and video.

Here are 5 more copyright guidelines to remember as you seek to protect your own content.

How to Use A DMCA Takedown Notice to Protect Your Online Brand

Posted on Mar 27, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

Plagiarism is about as welcome as a skunk at a lawn party, but if you are publishing on the Internet, you must learn to deal with it.

Here's how to get those infringing web pages removed quickly!

Remedies for Content Theft

Once you detect pirated blog content, what do you do?

In some cases, you may be able to work out an agreement with the infringing site. For instance, you may simply want them to include attribution and links back to your site. Or, you may want to offer an option to keep your content on their site by licensing an authorized version. For other sites, complete removal may be preferred.

How To Fight Content Theft: Plagiarism Detection Tools

Posted on Mar 24, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

It's hard work to create original content.

Fortunately, there's a simple way to make sure that your words aren't being used on someone else’s website without your permission.

When it comes to to detecting plagiarism and other forms of content piracy, you have several choices -- from simple copy/paste plagiarism checkers, to more advanced anti-piracy software.

Which plagiarism detection tool is right for you? (Tweet This!)

How to Prevent Copyright Infringement: A Game Plan for Your Blog

Posted on Mar 20, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

Have you ever come across your words on someone else's website!?

We’re all susceptible to copyright infringement -- in other words, instances when someone takes your online content and uses it without your permission.

It comes as a shock and a surprise when you first discover content theft ... and while dealing with copyright infringement can be frustrating at times, there are things you can do to prevent, detect, and resolve it.

Here’s what you need to know:

Blog Copyright: How to Protect and Deter Misuse of Your Work!

Posted on Mar 17, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

If you write a blog, sooner or later, someone will want to reuse your original content.

Encourage readers to reuse your work with permission, by adding a clear and visible copyright policy to your blog.

First Things First: Your Blog is Already Protected By Copyright!

It's easy to have questions about copyright. If you are not a lawyer or copyright expert, you may wonder what steps to take to protect your work.

Join Us In A Digital Content Conversation

Posted on Mar 12, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

Do you know the basic principles of copyright? How to protect and profit from your digital content?

Many content publishers and individual content creators really don't spend much time thinking about their copyrights. Yet for many of us, the online content we create is our most valuable online asset. How we manage online content and present it to our audience is critical to our overall success.

When you think about it, copyright is really a pretty cool topic – and it has become more important than ever before.