Blogs range from personalized story-telling sites (for example, a teenager’s diary, and so on) to corporate communication tools (for example, a business customer service blog). As a general rule, many of the same legal principles that apply to websites apply to blogs—for example, reproduction of unauthorized materials requires permission unless excused by fair use principles. But there are also some rules and principles that are unique to blogging. This section provides a business and legal guide for bloggers including information on protecting and registering your content, protecting your blog’s name and avoiding other types of legal violations.
How To Register Your Blog Name As a Trademark
A registered name can preserve your rights for the future.
How Can I Use Copyright-Free Works (in the Public Domain)?
You can use a work without the author's permission if it's in the public domain.
Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference
Get the most concise and comprehensive explanations of intellectual property in one volume!
Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off
Learn how to secure the use of copyrighted images, text, music, and more with clear, up-to-date instructions.
The Public Domain: How to Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More
You'll get specific information about finding copyright-free writings, music, art, photography, software, maps, databases, videos, and more.
The Copyright Handbook: What Every Writer Needs to Know
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