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

by Mary Emma Allen on July 11th, 2008


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 on the Internet wasn’t public domain. You also have the problem of copyright laws in different countries.

Laura Spencer, at Business and Blogging, has a great post, with many resources about this topic. Check out Keeping It Legal - The Inside Scoop on Plagiarism and Blogging.

You’ll want to be “in the know” about these topics so you don’t get into trouble with your business blogs or writing blogs.

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(c)2008 Mary Emma Allen

POSTED IN: Books, Business Blogging, Laws & Regulations, Writing & Publishing

2 opinions for Watch What You Write - Don’t Copy Others’ Words

  • Lindsay
    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Copyscape.com is also a nice service so you can see if anyone is copying your own work.

    We strive to create our original content and put it out there, so it’s frustrating to find other webmasters just taking it to use on their sites without even giving you a link back!

  • Laura Spencer
    Jul 11, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks for the link Mary Emma!

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