Thursday, July 29, 2010

Copyright, Fair Use and Blogging

Tuesday evening, I spent time with a woman who had copyright concerns about the blogging that she and her colleagues are doing.  While we didn't use the word "myths", clearly there are many myths and urban legends that surround copyright.  Below are links to the resources I gave her.  Obviously, these are a drop in the bucket, but good conversation starters for us over coffee and for her colleagues on Wednesday morning!
And since we should not assume that people know what fair use is:


Lise Summers said...

One of the problems is that not all blogs are created or hosted in the US, so the Fair Use provisions may not apply. In Australia, our fair dealing provisions are only moderately akin to fair use.

Jill Hurst-Wahl said...

Lise, you are very correct. Thank you for your comment.

Each blogger needs to understand the copyright laws for his/her country and abide by them.

Jenn said...

Thanks Jill! This really was all very helpful :)

jenn said...

Tremendously helpful, thank you !