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Triberr and Reblogging – Are You Aware That You Give The Right To Reblog Your Posts?

Triberr and Reblogging – Are You Aware That You Give The Right To Reblog Your Posts?

Triberr and Reblogging – Are You Aware That You Give The Right To Reblog Your Posts? By Patricia de Hemricourt. Thanks to Triberr reblogging, I recently met Mary Pax. As Mary is a very nice person, what could have turned into a nasty exchange became the occasion to create a new bond. It all began like this. Mary Pax publishes brilliant posts on her blog. Unwittingly, she had authorized the reblogging function on Twitter, so I felt free … Read entire article »

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To #Copyright or Not? Legal Nightmares of #Authordom

To #Copyright or Not? Legal Nightmares of #Authordom

To Copyright or Not? Legal Nightmares of Authordom   reblogged from M. Pax Have you officially copyrighted your work? I ask because it’s an issue I’m still debating for the work I publish myself.   Recently I read this horror story http://blog.triciadrammeh.com/2013/08/09/this-latest-disaster/ So definitely if I ever go through a publisher, I will copyright my work independently and officially through the US Copyright Office. I’ve heard other horror stories from writers we know in bloggyland — one whose publisher folded and … Read entire article »

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3 Pitfalls of the Editing Clause in a Publishing Contract and How to Avoid Them

3 Pitfalls of the Editing Clause in a Publishing Contract and How to Avoid Them

3 Pitfalls of the Editing Clause in a Publishing Contract and How to Avoid Them Editing clauses are an integral part of publishing contracts. This seems obvious as every writer, however conceited, knows that mistakes have the nasty habit of sneaking through their writing and escape the author’s eye. So, editing we must and so should the publisher.  This leads us to Pitfall number 1. The publisher asks for money to perform the editing This is a huge red … Read entire article »

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Do you have the right to submit your story for a #writingcontest?

Do you have the right to submit your story for a #writingcontest?

Do you have the right to submit your story for a writing contest? Many writing contests’ Terms and Conditions stipulate that they require a “previously unpublished” story. This of course begs the question of what constitutes “published”. Of course, if your story has already been published by a magazine, whether online of in print, or even if it is only the school newspaper, it is a published story and therefore is disqualified for that type of contest. Actually, … Read entire article »

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What About Copyright Infringement Issues in Europe?

What About Copyright Infringement Issues in Europe?

What About Copyright Infringement Issues in Europe?   After the major turmoil caused by SOPA in the US, it is time to have a look at what is happening with copyright in Europe. In other words, is copyright infringement a prime specific to the US or is it affecting copyright holders worldwide? Below is an article by The French news agency AFP,  that clearly indicates that copyright infringement is endemic in Europe as well.     EU urges balance between Internet … Read entire article »

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