10 Online Marketer copyright questions with answers

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10 Online Marketer copyright questions with answers

Now I'm no lawyer, but I've been researching this for a while and I think I've got a decent list along with answers for you so that you don't step on any toes and get a lawsuit 10 Online Marketer copyright questions with answers

So here we go, 10 copyright questions with answers!

  1. Can I use someone elses content as long as I give them credit? - I wouldn't unless they've given you written consent which you can provide to an authority if needed. Protect your own @$$ and write up your own content. You can even rewrite their content in your own words so that it's the same topic but still unique.
  2. If I'm not making any money, can I copy a different websites content so I can try to take their traffic? - This falls closely under the first question, and the answer is still no. This is still copyright infringement and you can get hit with a lawsuit if the owner thinks you deserve one.
  3. What if I'm only using a little bit of their content, video or image? - Using anything that was written, put together, drawn up, or designed by a different person is the best way to get hit with a law suit. Just do your own owrk and play it safe.
  4. That's a bit ridiculous, right? - Sometimes it is a bit ridiculous, but would you want someone copying your hard work to try and take money out of your pocket? Didn't think so 10 Online Marketer copyright questions with answers
  5. How do I know if something has a copyright? - Well that's pretty simple, did you write the content? No? Then it's not yours to use freely and you should hit the keys and start typing up your own content.
  6. I used an image I found online and now Getty Images has sent me a cease and desist letter. Do I have to pay them now? - That really depends. Getty is pretty hardcore when they notice someone sniping their images prior to paying for them and they will hit you hard with fees. If you have a lawyer on retainer, or want to pay for one, Getty will usually drop the fines because it's not worth it to go to court. If you can't "lawyer up" then you'll most likely have to pay the fines. I had a friend get a letter from Getty saying he had to pay $1,400 for an image on his website. He haggled them down to $750 and eventually paid them to avoid going to court.
  7. I downloaded my image from a free image sharing website and now I'm getting letters from Getty saying I owe them money. Do I still have to pay them? - Unfortunately, Yes. Even if you didn't know that Getty owned the image, you're still getting hit with copyright infringement and have to lawyer up or pay the fees. Even if you thought the image was free to use, you still have to pay up. It's rumored that Getty will set up websites sharing free images and in turn they will get a lot of webmasters use them.
  8. How can I avoid any cease and desist letters or copyright infringement? - You can start off by writing all your own content, designing all your own images or paying someone to do both. This will guarantee that you won't be getting those pesky letters from people wanting to sue you for digital theft 10 Online Marketer copyright questions with answers
  9. Does the work have to be registered in order for it be copy written? - Nope! And this is the main reason that people get hit with cease and desist letters. They aren't sure what is free to use and what has to be paid for. Someone can draw an image on a cocktail napkin and if they can somehow record a time and date of the creation, they can hit you with copyright infringement if they see you using their final results.
  10. What if someone is using my content or images? - You can do a few things 10 Online Marketer copyright questions with answers Be sure to register your work with the US copyright Office. Don't register every single piece of work you do, but if you're doing something big, register it. If you catch someone using your work or images you can send them a letter asking them to remove it. If they don't, you can get a lawyer involved and go over how much you can sue them for stealing your work and claiming it as their own.

Just do your own work. Don't copy 10 Online Marketer copyright questions with answers

These are just basic breakdowns to common questions I've heard over the years.

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Well i don't think there is much more to be added. I think you touched all the important aspects of copyrighting. I know that there were some tools which i was using to detect if someone stole my content ( I had this happened to me couple of times but i manage to agree with the owner and he removed the content.

It's a matter of respect, however it seems that it getting harder and harder for someone to appreciate your work and not taking it away. On some level, it's understandable because when you have thousands of websites on the same subject you remain without topics
Personally, when I'm testing some particular niche and I don't want to invest too much time and energy, I go for the PLR Articles and rewrite and spin them until they get to my satisfaction. I know is a compromise on quality but considering the limited time I invest in it, it's ok.

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Awesome Raz cheers! You mention in your last point "register your work with the US copyright Office". This could be very practical if you're churning out a lot of content like text and images, video etc. Whether on your own site or used elsewhere like social media. However, it's not free to do that. And it can be very very expensive if you are copyrighting a lot of stuff. Some of their prices are;

Form CON — $85 payable by check or money order. .
Form CA fee: $130
Form CA w/instructions, fee: $130 Renewal — For renewal of claims of copyright Form RE, fee: $100
Form RE/CON — fee: $100
Addendum to Form RE — fee: $100

So not cheap but by doing so would mean that nobody else can claim copyright on those images. But when it comes to images, these days, one other thing you can do to prove you are the original owner of it is to use the power of the block chain.

Blockai is a site that uses block chain crypto technology to record date stamps into images that can't be changed or altered in any way. By uploading all your images content to Blockai first, you can prove that you was the original creator of that image if it ever came to it. Blockai doesn't actually prevent your intellectual property from being stolen or plagiarized, but it does give you a "Proof of Publication" which you can use when sending a cease and desist order with DMCA should anyone use them or claim them as their own without your permission. You can prove to them, or in a court of law, that the images were originated by you and prove it using the block chain. 10 Online Marketer copyright questions with answers

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Thanks Razzy, what is really clear from what you have said here is exactly what I believe you should do. Start typing. Just write your own original content because that is the only true way to stay safe.

I have had people copy some of my content before and in a way it is flattering but in another big way it is upsetting because I write all my own content from scratch and it very often takes me a damn long time to do! So when someone just copies my work I can't help but feel that person is a lazy ass cheater!

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Ok, what about free stock images and photos? Like stuff that are already used hundreds of time. I see this every day, especially on blogs, even high authority blogs, they all use free stock photos or images.

Sure every image or photo has a creator, what are the chances for that creator to start saying "no, it's not free anymore and I want to be paid for my photos"?

What are some good websites that offer real free stock pictures without a danger of getting sued at on point?
If I do create my own pictures how can I protect myself from people that want to copy and publish them? I'm not from the US, how can you do this international?

Sorry for all the questions Razzy 10 Online Marketer copyright questions with answers

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These are the right questions and you have given the right answers.
Giving credit to the authors is not enough, you need to acquire rights to publish the content. For example, you cannot publish Harry's work and simply state Harry's name, you will have to get consent from Harry to publish his works.
Copying contents from successful websites does not entitle you success. You have published contents that originally fetched 1000 views every day, however, when you copy and publish on your website, it will not get you 1000b views.

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I like the emphasize on writing your own content. I'm mean you can't over emphasize enough or run away from that point. People try to twist it and give the excuse that so long as they have acknowledged the author they are okay.I think people confuse content creation with academic writing. Both very different and academic writing requires you to anchor your arguments on past theories which you can only get from other people's work. We all have to get serious. Why would an audience want to read a bunch of similar articles. When I'm reading something(which I like to do often, I want a fresh perspective and point of view. I don't want a summary of existing facts.

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I am bothered by the last item in the list about someone using your content. It is also a big bother to register the contents for copyright. Maybe it is all right to spend time for the copyright if the copycat will be penalized to pay me damages. In other words, the copyright has no substantial use for protection because you have to engage in a legal case before you get justice. So what if that guy copied my contents? That will be the common reasoning about the issue.

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