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Law and Etiquette for Using Photos and Images Found Online

Most SEO experts suggest using at least one photo in every blog post. From an aesthetic perspective, it's a good idea, especially when the photo has something to do with the content. Photos and images are especially important for storytelling. Remember that "A picture is worth a thousand words" adage? I always thought everyone knew that [...]

By |2019-04-06T11:21:02-07:00April 5th, 2011|Blogging, Copyright, Social Media|221 Comments

Copyright and Recipes In Plain English

Recipe Copyright Explained in Plain English One of the most asked questions I get has to do with recipe copyright. It's very upsetting for food bloggers to see their work copied verbatim. Unfortunately, unlike photos or images, all words don't carry the same weight when it comes to copyright. Recipes are one of those areas [...]

By |2018-11-15T10:29:54-07:00March 1st, 2011|Blogging, Copyright|19 Comments

10 Tips About Online Copying

If Imitation is the highest form of flattery, please don't flatter me!. When I first started writing on to this information superhighway in about 1993, back when it was indeed called the World Wide Web, there was so little content no one really worried about what other people did. In the 17 years I’ve had [...]

By |2011-02-22T10:00:50-07:00February 22nd, 2011|Blogging, Copyright|16 Comments