A copyright is owned by the person who creates the work – in a blog, that’s you. Under copyright law you are called the “author.” The three exceptions are:
A creative work is protected by copyright from the moment the work assumes a tangible form – which in copyright circles means as soon as the work is “fixed in a tangible means of expression.” You don’t have to put a notice on the work – or register it with the US Copyright Office in Washington to get protection – although there are some benefits to doing these things if you are creating a major work.
A number of people I’ve talked to recently don’t understand all the fuss around social media. What is it? Why is it growing so fast? Do I/we need to be engaged?
Here’s a blogging tactic you may want to adopt one day — add on to someone else’s topic. This post is a real example of how it works.
Greg Satel’s post on October 9 is on “learning tips from the media pros.” Read it. It’s great. So great, in fact, that I’m abandoning my original idea for this week and adding a thought on to his. I’m even using a similar graphic to show continuity.