Tuesday, November 10, 2009

186 - Having to copyright my blog

There are big plans ahead of me, and one of them is to finally try earning money with this blog. How exactly?

Still trying to figure that one out. But I'm willing to try just about anything, and I figured I might as well be honest about it with you guys. Anyway, the more areas in this world I delve into, the more I get to blog about, I suppose, if you had to put a positive spin on things. Think about it. I wouldn't be able to go into business- or marketing-related pet peeves, unless I started doing something like this. My anthropology course/career doesn't really cover a whole lot of finance and accounting, so I guess it's a good thing that I try to branch out on what I do here besides rant.

Speaking of anthropology, also in the works is a new blog about anthropological things. I plan to make it a lot more formal and serious than the two that I already manage, and although I've finished laying it out and everything, I haven't done much preparation with regards to actual written content. It's on its way, though, so for those of you anxiously waiting, it'll be here soon!

I also have great ideas for three more blogs, but those projects are still in their very early stages. If all goes well, though, that would bring my blog tally to six altogether! Imagine that!

Hopefully, by February or March of next year, these high ambitions will be fulfilled, but for now, I'm concentrating on one thing, and one thing only: Getting a Do you hate it too? book published. I talk a little bit more about that on my other blog, but for now, I just want to rant a little about copyrighting. I actually would really love it if you could stop by my other blog just to share your thoughts on this idea of getting published. Would you buy it?

The reason this has come up is because I obviously have to protect my blog's content before I start boasting about wanting to publish some book. Someone might take this idea from me and steal all my potential publishing profit.

It's really annoying having to copyright your work. Later, after you finish reading this post, I want you to scroll all the way down to the very bottom of Do you hate it too? and see the finished product of my copyrighting. Believe it or not when you see it, but a mere three lines took me three hours to generate, mainly because I had to go through pages and pages of material on what copyrighting actually means and how I'm protected by the Basic Law of Hong Kong. Plus, I got a little bit fidgety with the HTML. If you want to just take a glimpse at what I had to read through, click here.

Terrifying, isn't it?

You know, I wouldn't need to do this if people today would just respect the importance of keeping original. I don't even think I have a lawyer, but if I catch someone stealing my content without my permission, I'll be sure to sue them for a lot of their money, because it took me a long time to copyright this thing, and for them to disrespect it is bad.

How many of you have copyrighted something before?


Marcy said...

I'll have to read up on US copyright laws. I know it can extensive. I was part of an organization that went through the process of trademarking a logo. Sheesh. Talk about an ordeal for a logo.

On the few websites I've created for clients, I usually put a copyright blurb at the bottom as well as including terms of use and other stuff. All legal mumbo jumbo but it's necessary.

missykimmy said...

The Copyrighted thing is very cool. I'm not sure why. I don't think I'm going to need it though.

Publishing a Do you hate it too? book looks like a good idea to make money on your blog. Or, like PMFoutofwater, you could have it broadcasted on a radio station.

Did you find a title for your Anthropology blog yet?

Also, Benjamin? Huh.


(I just tried that link thing you do. I never knew how to do that until now, haha. Very cool too.)

Kate said...

I am goingto have a look at the links now I think the laws might differ in the UK though. I probably haven't given enough thought to copywrighting but good points

Kate x

Michael said...

Marcy: You should copyright your recipes on Cooking Rut. Good luck with that. I took three hours just because I wanted it to look professionally done. Who knew it could be such a tenuous process? (Not me.)

Kimmy: I think mine isn't an oral/video thing. I'll leave mine in written words, because that's the way I'm comfortable with. // I have found a name for my anthropology blog already, thought it up last week. I'm preparing the posts as the moment, because if you know me, you'll know I'm somewhat an obsessive-compulsive perfectionist. // Benjamin. Why 'Huh.'?

Kate: I belong to the law in Hong Kong because basically, I can get a lawyer, a judge, a case, and all these things more easily in Hong Kong.