My Work Is Now Protected

I have been thinking a lot about this lately, especially since I posted that great picture of the frog. I was concerned about the fact that my work had no copyright protection.

Today I fixed that problem. I have obtained and placed on the blog page the details of the Creative Commons Licence for Rooster’s Rail. The license covers the whole blog, so I feel a little better now that the content on this blog has some form of protection.

Mind you having said that I am not with my head in the sand. This does not stop people from stealing content or images from the blog. But what it does do is give me some recourse if someone does.

Additionally on this topic Lorelle on WordPress wrote an excellent blog that talks about what to do if someone does steal your content. This is a fairly large topic but it is well covered and give a step by step guide and how-to. She also has links to other copyright articles that I highly recommend. A long read but a good read.

To sum up my license: anyone can copy, distribute and display my content as long as they acknowledge the author (Me!). The work may not be used for commercial purposes, that is to make money from it. Lastly, the work may not be altered in any way from how it was originally published.

You will now see at the bottom of the side bar the following information:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivs 2.1 Australia License. Rooster’s Rail 2006 David Gray

Creative Commons - Get your own licence here

Click on the image to get your own license and protect your content and your ideas!

One Response to “My Work Is Now Protected”

  1. Lorelle VanFossen Says:

    Good for you. “YOU” are why I wrote the article. Thank you!

    And your work is still protected “at the moment of being published” or “fixed” in a permanent state, according to copyright law. So even without the buttons and badges, you are still covered. Thought you should know.

    Still, with the attitude of “free-for-all-on-the-net”, publicly stating that you are indeed serious about what you do and do not hand out freely reminds people that their writing, photography, and artwork is protected, belongs to you as property, and that you have a right to say how it is used.

    Good for you! Applause!

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