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  1. Hey all, I'd like to have a copyright for my two blogs. One of my blogs uses the 'Monochrome' theme, while the other uses the 'Elegant Grunge' theme. I'd like to know what the process is to copyright both blogs.

    Also, I'd like to know how I can get a copyright mark placed at the end of all the posts I make (is that possible? Or am I thinking about something else that seems similar to this?

    Thanks all!

    The blog I need help with is hardlead.wordpress.com.

  2. Oh actually, I'd like to know how it's possible to add a copyright to my footer. Can someone please explain to me how this is possible to do?

  3. drevdhan.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this blog.

    Please post the URL for the blog in question so we can provide accurate answers to your questions.

  4. You can only claim copyright if everything in your blog is absolutely 100% yours. I remember someone who came to the forum asking how she could do this. I looked at her blog and she clearly had pictures there that were not hers. You can claim copyright on certain posts. But the entire blog? Only if everything on it is 100% yours.

  5. I was curious about this too...how exactly do we go about getting a copyright?

    Sorry for not really knowing anything, I just started my blog a few days ago. I'm a newbie!

  6. I recommend Copyscape. You can put it in the sidebar or if you insist you can add the code to every post in the HTML editor.

  7. Thanks, I'll look that up. I also looked into Creative Commons, and I'm not sure how that works either. Is it good enough to just put a copyright warning on the sidebar? I mean, my blog isn't much as of right now, but just in case. Thanks in advance!

  8. Nothing will deter a hardened thief, but in the sidebar should be enough to prevent ordinary people from lifting your stuff without permission. Creative Commons is great, but do choose your limitations carefully.

  9. Great, thanks again!

  10. I use Myfreecopyright. It sends you an email every time you make a post. That email contains the digital fingerprint of that post and will come in real handy if you need to claim that you are the original author:
    How to protect your blog/site, RSS feed and digital content with a digital fingerprint from Myfreecopyright

  11. As the blogging phenomenon expands, copyright concerns become quite important. Technology makes it really easy to copy, modify and share information, whether we talk about text, images, audio or video. The problem is that the vast majority of people do not have a clear understanding of the Copyright Law, which might result in illegal and costly mistakes. This post in my blog contains valuable information focused on the Twelve Do’s and Dont’s that will clarify what you can and what you can not do as an online publisher, as well as, three different methods for copyrighting your digital works. How to Copyright your digital works.

  12. http://hardlead.wordpress.com/

    Sorry for the delay! Here's the link. I have a copyright, but I don't know if it's been done right.. and again, I'm trying to figure out how to put a copyright on my footer. I admit that not all of the videos are mine, but I mentioned in the copyright that I would tell readers whether the work is mine or not.

  13. @drevdhan
    You can't put the copyright notice in the footer. You can put it in a text widget and place it in the sidebar of your blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

  14. How do you actually make the copyright sign? Do you just put the C in the brackets like (C) or something? Because otherwise, when I want to put the copyright sign on, I'll have to keep copy + pasting...
    "You can only claim copyright if everything in your blog is absolutely 100% yours. I remember someone who came to the forum asking how she could do this. I looked at her blog and she clearly had pictures there that were not hers. You can claim copyright on certain posts. But the entire blog? Only if everything on it is 100% yours."
    Aw, I have 2 other people but they don't OWN the blog, one person does pictures and headers and stuff, the other just posts A BIT on a different page. Is it possible to do it with more than 1 blog owner (but they don't really own it, not much work on it)...

  15. @pinky200011: This is how to make a copyright sign on the HTML editor. You enter © and you'll get this: ©
    On the visual editor, you can press and hold the left ALT key while entering 0169 on the numeric keypad.

    I'll leave the other question regarding copyright to a more copyright-savvy volunteer.

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