Legal Stuff

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This page was last updated June 29, 2012.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Can all bloggers have a copyright disclaimer as above on their site? Was thinking about doing something similar.


    • I am not an attorney, so I cannot give legal advice. However, I am glad to share my layman’s understanding.

      As I understand it, the simple answer is “yes, but.”

      The “yes” part is that the instant you create something (words, drawing, photograph, music, whatever …) you own it. The “but” part is that, just like anything else you own, it is up to you to claim that ownership and to defend it if necessary. You also need to make sure you haven’t already inadvertently given it away, such as by clicking “accept” on some terms that you didn’t read.

      By placing a copyright statement on my blog, I’m staking my claim over what I own. Otherwise, posting it on the Internet would be like leaving my belongings on a park bench without so much as a sign saying “this is my stuff, please leave it alone.”


      • Thanks for your reply. I will look into whether or not I have inadvertently clicked any agreement signing away my rights to the material and take it from there.

      • Sounds like a plan! If you only use WordPress, you’re probably okay. I didn’t see anything in their terms and conditions that caused me concern. I just don’t know about other sites.

  2. So glad to find your blog! Full of great info, and it will take me awhile to digest it. I want to know more about cream peas, and growing black-eyed peas. I’m a first-time gardener and blogger this year, so I’m learning a lot very quickly, but, obviously so much to learn. I have no disclaimer on my blog. I also have other websites and my web series. I do have a copyright symbol on the credits of each episode. Lots to learn. Thanks.


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