Last week I was discussing issues of how bloggers are not aware of copyright laws or copyright symbols. Though most bloggers learn about copyright issues well after they start blogging but well before they start making money from blogging.
I know a lot of young bloggers in their teens who copy-paste content from other sides on first website they put up. This is done very often done harmlessly and without realization that they might be actually doing something illegal copyright wise.
As bloggers learn more, people learn about various licenses. Creative Commons is on such licence which has been embraced by the online community to share information freely.
But everything with the CC licence symbol is not something that can be used without giving credit to the author. Creative Commons is used often in combination of Attribution (BY), ShareAlike (SA), NoDerivs (ND) and Non Commercial (NC).
I came across a nice infographic that explains how you can use Creative Commons licenced content. It was created by Milos Janata.
If you are wondering if you should credit the author/creator of some content, then you should be asking yourself why would you not want to give credit. Even if it was not legally required, it is ethically required in my opinion.
Do drop in your comments if you have any more simplified way for explaining copyright licences.
Facebook is so much concerned about things we share on it. They don’t want anybody’s copyrighted content to be misused by anyone, that’s why few months back they have completely changed their “Copyright Infringement Policy”. According to this policy Facebook don’t allow anybody to use anyone’s picture or any other copyrighted material. One way to remove copyrighted material is to report it to Facebook and other way is that they regularly check the new stuff uploaded on their website but both of these methods sucks. You know why? Let’s check both of them.
1. Reporting for Copyright infringement:
When you report for a copyrighted material sometimes Facebook removes it but not most of the times, you can see thousands of fake profile on Facebook which are using other user’s picture and Facebook don’t remove it even after reporting it for so many times.
2. Facebook removing pics automatically:
Personally I feel that this is the worst feature ever launched by Facebook and it’s totally inefficient. You guys want the proof, just check the screenshot below. It’s a warning I got from Facebook on my homepage.
That means Facebook removed a picture “lunar eclipse” which was uploaded by me just because someone else claimed it as their intellectual property. But the truth is that pic was taken by me and even there’s a copyright of my name on it. Also the bad part about this feature is that they don’t ask you before removing a picture, they just remove it and leave a warning on your homepage.
There features are totally ineffective and useless, they are just disturbing normal Facebook users not the fake ones. What do you think?