It’s common knowledge (and courtesy) to credit an author or source when using their material in a blog post. However, Daily Blog Tips recently alerted us to 10 Essential Legal Points for Bloggers. While some may not pertain specifically to your type of blog, we’ve highlighted the most important elements below:
1: Understand the agreements in relation to your blog
When you sign up for sites and services in relation to your blog (Feed Burner, ad networks, etc) understand what those really long service agreements that you quickly glance over actually mean. Not only should you be aware of the control those agreements may allow the company to have over your content, but also be aware of policies and practices you are required to adhere to.
2: Adopt Legal Policies For Your Blog
3: Copyright your work
One of the easiest ways to protect your work is to copyright all posts under a Creative Commons license. They offer several types of licenses, and even a questionnaire to guide you to the appropriate protection. Fast, easy and effective.
For a more in depth discussion of all 10 point, check out Daily Blog Tips’ post on the 10 Essential Legal Points for Bloggers.