EContent "Trendsetting Product of 2014": A “Bannister” Moment?

Posted on May 06, 2014
By Rhonda Hurwitz

On this day in history, May 6th, 1954, Sir Roger Bannister became the first man to break the 4-minute mile, setting a new record at 3:59.4.

Many hundreds of runners have since run a sub-four minute mile, but this milestone began the start of a new era on the track.

It got us thinking about what it means to be a digital media ‘trendsetter” -- one of the 70 products listed on EContent Magazine’s just-released list of Trendsetting Products of 2014.

Besides being in some very good company, is there a broader significance? And more importantly, how will we fulfill the promise that this recognition holds?

Blog Copyright: 8 Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Your Content

Posted on Apr 10, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

Have you worked hard to create original content on a website or blog, only to have someone “borrow” it?

That’s not right!

Take time to review your blog: copyright is automatic, but it's up to you to make sure that the right measures are in place to make compliance seamless.

Here are 8 Do’s and Don’ts, to help secure your blog’s content:

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.

More about iCopyright

Posted on Dec 31, 2011
By Andrew Elston

iCopyright is the leader in copyright licensing and content services for digital content.

Does Your Website Suggest that Your Content is Free for the Taking?

Posted on Aug 24, 2010
By Andrew Elston

The Print, Email, and Share buttons adjacent to your copyrighted content may indeed suggest to your readers that they are free to reuse your content in any way they choose. Worse, a reader who reposts or redistributes your content (perhaps even profiting from it) may defend his or her actions by asserting that your article tools facilitated and even encouraged the reuse.

Yikes.

If you care about protecting your content from misappropriation and unauthorized distribution, you must read Wendy Davis’s “Blogger Sued by Copyright Troll Argues He Had ‘Implied License’” on MediaPost. Like any alleged copyright infringement case, there are unique twists to this particular situation, but aside from the legal issues there is a very simple business issue: Your content is valuable to others and they will use it to their advantage if you let them.