Lately, I’ve seen a lot of discussion about copyright issues. Specifically, what is legal to use on a blog, website or in a book.
Today, instead of giving you all the facts, I thought we’d have some fun and take a little quiz.
And to sweeten the pot, I’m offering a copy of the Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2012. Everyone who leaves a comment BEFORE 5pm EST Saturday, March 24, will be entered in a drawing for the book.
And don’t worry, I WILL post the answers next week, in a follow-up post.
COPYRIGHT QUIZ—HOW FAMILIAR ARE YOU WITH THE LAW?
True or False:
- I can legally post any picture on my blog if I link back to the place I got it.
- I can legally use a song’s title in a post, article or book.
- I can legally use someone’s blog post as long as I give them credit and don’t change anything.
- I can legally use music or a song as background for an original video as long as I credit the source.
- I can legally post YouTube videos on my blog or website.
- If I don’t make money off of it, it’s legal for me to use.
- I can legally quote a small percentage of the words to a song in a post, article or book.
- If I don’t have a copyright symbol on my work it’s not covered by copyright law.
- I can legally download photos from Facebook to use on my own site.
- I can legally pin anything to one of my Pinterest Boards.
- I can legally post a picture of a book cover I recommend or an reviewing.
- Copyright on written works expires 70 years after it was first published.
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