What you NEED to know about the DMCA

The DMCA, or Digital Millennium Copyright Act, provides you as a website owner with a useful hammer you can use to beat on copyright infringers. As a content producer, you have the right to enforce your copyright. When your content gets “re-purposed” on other’s websites without your permission, you can file a DMCA Infringement Notification […]

What to do about copyright infringement of your website?

They say that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” But not if you’re a site owner! I’ve seen designs copied, content copied, even entire sites copied. It’s so easy for someone to “view source” and take whatever they like, without regard to copyright. You can locate copyright infringers pretty easily with Copyscape if they’ve […]

Move over Copyright, here comes Creative Commons

We’ve all seen websites that say “(c) 2004, All Rights Reserved” at the bottom. Now you’ll hopefully start seeing the (cc) symbol, which stands for Creative Commons, and means that only SOME rights are reserved. Creative Commons is a legal concept championed by the intellectual powerhouse amongst copyright lawyers Larry Lessig. Copyright law is decades […]