Posting Your Writing, Is It a Good Thing? or Will Someone Infringe on Your Copyright?
The other day a Twitter writer friend told me something that made my skin crawl. A friend of hers published his work on his blog. When he went to publish it, Amazon informed him someone had already published his story. This is every writer’s nightmare. Yes, take a breath here. In an ideal world copyright infringement would never happen. But, we don’t live in that world. Even though you post a copyright symbol on your blog, that doesn’t mean someone won’t steal your work.
Vampire Tracker #fridayflash #tuesdayserial Series
Many of you know my Vampire Tracker characters, LaVella and Jeremy, have come to life in my recent #fridayflash / #tuesdayserial series. I’ve been very motivated by the feedback and encouragement to go full force on this story. But, after hearing that my mind is racing. What if I post it and then someone steals it?
Copyright and Google Alerts
Back in November I wrote a post about Copyright, Social Media and Fighting Back, which was inspired by the Cooks Source magazine fiasco. I know there’s Google Alerts and if push comes to shove a lawyer can be hired. But, the question is do I really want to worry every second of the day that my work is being stolen? Honestly, I like the connections I get from posting and reading other writers work.
What are your thoughts on the subject? Are you worried that somewhere down the line your work will be infringed upon? Why do your, or why don’t you, post your work?
- The 10 Rules Of US Copyright Infringement (jeremynicholl.com)
- WPMU DEV Copyright Infringement: the story continues – Yoast (yoast.com)
- Access Copyright Claims Pay-Per-Use Licences Create Incentive to Infringe (michaelgeist.ca)
- Why Register a Copyright If You Don’t Want to Sue? (plagiarismtoday.com)
- The 3 Most Common Copyright Mistakes Bloggers Make (blogherald.com)
- Surrounded By A Sea Of Infringement (888redlight.wordpress.com)