Copyright

You Own Your Copyright

A fundamental Blogit principle is that writers always have complete control of their work, including owning the copyright, and can do whatever they want with it.

The nonexclusive license described in the Terms of Use is designed to protect writers. It only allows Shaycom Corporation to display the work on Blogit, and does not allow the work to be published elsewhere without the writer's permission.

Protecting Your Copyright

Your work is copyrighted as soon as you write it, and here is how Blogit can help protect your copyright:

  • Since Blogit is available only to paying subscribers, your work cannot be copied by everyone on the Internet.
  • When posting your work on Blogit, add a "Copyright (c) (Year) (Your Name). All rights reserved." notice to your work (remember to put in the year and your name). This clearly states your copyright.
  • Every blog entry on Blogit includes the date and time, which shows that you were the first to write it.

Reporting Copyright Infringement

If you see content on Blogit that appears to infringe someone else's copyright, here is how to report it:

  • If you own the copyright, please submit a brief statement as described in the Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
  • If you do not own the copyright, please contact the owner or a representative of the owner and point them to this page, so they can submit the statement. For instance, if the original content is on a web site, most sites have easily-accessible contact links.

This process helps us ensure that we comply with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and do not remove content that does not infringe copyright, e.g. content that is public domain or which the copyright owner has given permission to be copied.

Learning About Copyright

For more information on copyright, you may wish to read 10 Big Myths About Copyright, visit the US Copyright Office, or search the Internet on "copyright".

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