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31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 18

There have been some interesting patterns in the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog Project so far with some big days and small days. Also of interest to me are the themes that have emerged that a number of times have meant similar posts being submitted by different bloggers totally independently of one another.

Today is a smaller day but one on which both submissions pick up legal theme – something that many bloggers avoid talking about but something which will increasingly become important for us to address. As a result I’m really pleased to present these two useful posts for your perusal.

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  • I enjoyed reading both the linked posts, it seems the legal side of blogging/websites is something that is cropping up more and more, especially with talk about scraper sites and content theft.

    I posted recently on my blog about domain names, as I came across a case of a website being forced to change its name based on trademark infringement, something that many people don’t consider when they register a domain name. Copyright can be infringed in all things, from the concept right through to the execution.

    It would be interesting to hear the views of anyone who has received notice of legal proceedings if they did not change some or all of their content, what they did to comply (if they did) and how they felt about it (if the action was justified etc)

  • Interesting article by Christine. It would be useful if specific examples were covered that relate to the webmaster’s world.

  • I picked up three books at that have been great for getting my head wrapped around the copyright issues. Online and offline.

    One deals with copyright issues directly, The Copyright Handbook.

    The other is about the public domain. Called appropriately enough, The Public Domain.

    Both are excellent and readable. Copyright law is a tangled mess.

    The third one was “Getting Permission”. A very good reference with forms and suggestions for getting permission to use other people’s work.

    All three have been very helpful to a non-lawyer such as myself.