Need help? Check out our Support site, then


intellectual property of blog content

  1. Hi there,

    I am trying to understand whether the content I write on my blog remains as MY intellectual property or whether by me using this space I relinquish my intellectual property and it becomes "yours". Please let me know.

    I have read the terms and conditions, but I did not find a clear answer...

    Kind regards,

    Gitana
    Blog url: http://randomruminating.wordpress.com/

  2. If the content -- music, videos, photos, text -- is original to you, it is yours. The copyright belongs to you and no one, anywhere, can use it without your consent. This is the actual law:

    Canadian Copyright Act, 6.:
    6. The term for which copyright shall subsist shall, except as otherwise expressly provided by this Act, be the life of the author, the remainder of the calender year in which the author dies, and a period of fifty years following the end of that calendar year.

    American Copyright Law
    § 302. (a) In General. — Copyright in a work created on or after January 1, 1978, subsists from its creation and, except as provided by the following subsections, endures for a term consisting of the life of the author and 70 years after the author’s death.

    European Union Copyright Law: Directive 2006/116/EC
    he Directive (93/98/EEC) harmonizes the terms of protection of copyright and neighbouring rights. The Directive establishes a total harmonization of the period of protection for each type of work and each related right in the Member States – e.g. 70 years after the death of the author for works and 50 years after the event setting the time running for neighbouring rights. Furthermore, it deals with other issues, such as the protection of previously unpublished works, of critical and scientific publications and of photographic works.

    These sites can help you:
    http://www.chillingeffects.org/copyright/faq

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/prevent-content-theft/

    And if you ever find someone using your material online without your permission, you need to know how to file a DMCA notice:

    http://labnol.blogspot.ca/2007/09/dmca-notice-of-copyright-infringement.html

    Good luck.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic

Tags

No tags yet.