• Content and Copywriting

    Beware of eHow Spark

    Demand Studios has been known to copy ideas before, and their latest idea, eHow Spark, is no different. Spark works a lot like Pinterest. You can pin photos and text to your boards and share them with others using an app or a “clipping” tool. The catch is, while Pinterest says in their Terms of Agreement that they have no claim to what is pinned on their site, eHow claims everything: Click on it to make it larger. I think this is a clear warning to content producers to stay clear of this site. If you want to keep other people from using your content on eHow Spark, head on…

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    How to Keep Article Thieves from Stealing Your Work

    If you’ve written for the web for very long, you’ve probably had your articles stolen and posted on another site. Often, the article thief will claim that he wrote your brilliant article. Well, here’s one way to thwart the lazier thieves: the No Copy Code. It keeps people from being able to copy and paste your articles or blogs. Simply copy and paste this code into your site’s HTML and you’re golden. Note: I use this code and it works great. <script language=”JavaScript1.2″> //Disable select-text script (IE4+, NS6+)- By Andy Scott //Exclusive permission granted to Dynamic Drive to feature script //Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com for this script function disableselect(e){ return false } function reEnable(){…

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    How to Get Permission from Publishers to Reprint Content Online

    Note to Readers: Now, I know that most writers know all about copyright and such, but I thought I’d write down and post this information for those that are building a website and are confused about adding other people’s content to their site. A website needs a lot of content to be useful to readers. Sometimes website owner may come across a well-written article in a magazine, newsletter or some type of free content and think, “I wish the readers of my website could read this!” Well, it might be a possibility. Getting permission from publishers to reprint content online is fairly simple. The website owner will need to write…