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  1. I am doing a blog on sports. Can I just take pictures of the internet? Can I take information off the internet and change it into my own words? Is there a way to site sources in your blog on on the blog page?
    Blog url: http://olympicyeartrack2012.wordpress.com/

  2. I am doing a blog on sports. Can I just take pictures of the internet? Can I take information off the internet and change it into my own words?

    Not unless you want to find your site at the very least getting deleted, and worse, find your self in a costly legal battle for violating people's copyrights.

    Fair use says you can take a small excerpt from an article for review or quotation purposes as long as it is properly attributed, but some organizations like Associated Press will even come after you for that. Also, the whole fair use thing is fuzzy. There is no hard and fast definition.

    Taking someone's work and then rewording, or rewriting it is called plagerism and you will get whacked for that as well if they catch you and can prove it.

    Seriously, you need to write your own stuff. You can use small quote from other sources to illustrate points, or for a jumping off point for your articles, but don't go where you originally intended.

  3. I'm pretty sure plagiarism is taking stuff word for word! in fact I'm 100% sure. And duh of course I'm writing a blog. It totally defeats the purpose of blogging if I copy and past stuff! Is there a way i can give photo credits? that's all i need to know.

  4. The point here is that if you use any image that is not offered under Terms of Use for use then you are violating copyright. Some bloggers seem to think they can simply help themeselves to images found in the indexed content in Google's image search and then slap up a credit link, without getting permission from the copyright holders to use the images. That's not true. Many of those images are all rights reserved and cannot be used at all without violating copyright. See: Copyright Basics for Bloggers
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  5. Taking someone else's stuff, and rewording it is still stealing. Period. Duh!

  6. Yes indeed.
    pla·gia·rism
       [pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-] Show IPA
    noun
    1.
    an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author: It is said that he plagiarized Thoreau's plagiarism of a line written by Montaigne. Synonyms: appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting; theft, borrowing, cribbing, passing off.
    2.
    a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation: “These two manuscripts are clearly plagiarisms,” the editor said, tossing them angrily on the floor.
    Origin:
    1615–25; plagiar(y) + -ism

  7. I writing my own thoughts, its more of summaries of track meets and my own little previews of big meets. I'm not gonna take a story I see on a sports/track website and take it as my own. It's my own thoughts and opinions. I don't know why I even asked the "Can I take information off the internet and change it into my own words?" question. If you want to check my blog out and tell me if you see thing i shouldn't have on there.

    olympicyeartrack2012.wordpress.com

  8. I'm sorry but don't have the time or inclination to check out your blog. I'm multitasking from my business and answering questions here too.

  9. thats fine

  10. can i get in trouble for just having athletes times and fastest times of the year?

  11. can i get in trouble for just having athletes times and fastest times of the year?

    It's public info so I can't see that being any issue at all.

  12. Thank you!

  13. how could i copyright my work on wordpress?

  14. Your work is automatically covered by copyright laws...

    https://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers/legal/liability/IP

  15. Then there's this as well:

    http://www.chillingeffects.org/copyright/faq

    If you want to get visual about it, you can put a notice of copyright, or a copyright symbol in your sidebar but, legally, you're covered without them.

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