As genealogy becomes more popular in the media, we are seeing more and more folks trying to get in on the act by setting up their own blogs and websites and stealing content from genealogy bloggers.
Here is an up-to-date list of resources on dealing with copyright issues and how to combat sploggers and content thieves.
Copyright Law and Information
- Copyright Advisory Network – A community of librarians, copyright scholars, policy wonks with lots of handy tools for evaluating fair use, etc.
- Copyright Watch – collects and monitors copyright laws from around the world. Also check out Copyright Watch Blog.
- Digital Copyright Slider – neat overview of copyright status from the American Library Association
- SplogSpot – learn the basics of how a splog works
- Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center – this is the first place to visit to get the latest on US copyright information and fair use of content. Also check out Fairly Used Blog.
- Stop Blaming The Technology – a blogger’s encounter with a splogger who, rather than take responsibility for stealing content, tried to blame autofeeds, RSS and other technology. A great read. (via Free Technology for Teachers)
- How To Deal With Plagiarism: When People Copy Your Blog Articles Without Your Permission (via Digital Inspiration)
- 3 Popular Image Licenses You Need To Be Familiar With Before Using Someone’s Photos (via makeuseof.com)
- Creative Commons – most bloggers use this service to create a “share and share alike” license.
- Google Alerts – set up alerts with your name, the name of your blog, etc. You’ll be notified via e-mail when new content is added to Google’s search engine that matches your alert criteria.
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