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July 11th, 2008

Watch What You Write - Don’t Copy Others’ Words


Copyright infringement and plagiarism have become prominent issues on the Internet these days. Much of this occurs because bloggers and business owners, who have not been active in the writing world before, have little knowledge of what constitutes copyright infringement.
I’ve even had writers, in a class I was teaching, express surprise because everything […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

May 13th, 2008

Will Your Images, Photos, Artistic, & Other Copyrighted Work Become Public Property?

If a proposed law, H.R. 5889, The Orphan Works Bill of 2008 passes the U.S. House of Representatives or  S. 2913, The Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008, passes the Senate, your images, photos, artistic work  and authored works could be in danger of becoming public property.  Apparently, the infringers just have to indicate they can’t find […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments