Thursday, March 30, 2017

How can you © copyright something you created, drew, or wrote?

 
Know, that as an American citizen you are protected by the laws of the land. One of the most comprehensive laws is that governing copyright, trademark, and service mark.

Familiarize yourself with The Lanham Act that allows others fair use of your work. Know that copyright also has to be defended in court if challenged - and that can be an expensive and lengthy battle.

There are two low cost ways to copyright an image or written work:

Print it, or more preferably hand write it/draw it.

Put it in a manilla legal envelope, seal, and mail to yourself from a post office with a certified return receipt. On the receipt put copyrighted © poetry by [your name]

Then ...

Publish it, anywhere, especially online because it will have a timestamp.

Include your name and the © symbol and the current year.

If you regularly publish online or have your own blog, your site is protected by the nature of publishing. You do not have to include a copyright notice but it doesn't hurt if you wish to not be a victim of plagiarism or piracy.

Social media and search engines are actually very responsive to takedown notices if you can prove ownership.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A testimony...


"As for you my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don't know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable. Back where I come from there are men who do nothing all day but good deeds, they are called ... Di uh di uh di uh  ... Good deed doers and their hearts are no bigger than yours. But, they've got one thing that you haven't got - a testimonial .

Therefore, in consideration of your kindness, I take pleasure in giving you a small token of honor, esteem, and affection. 

Remember this my sentimental friend ... A heart is not judged by how much you love, but how much you are loved by others."

~ The Wizard Of Oz

Friday, March 17, 2017

"I think there's a danger in that we seem to only listen to the loudest voices or the articulate voices, because there's lots of humility and subtleness to one's silence or even their shyness. I feel everyone can tell you something. Few can tell you something in small terms or just gestures or even art and it mean something profound or life changing."
~ Jonathan Ive, Chief Design, Apple

Certain tick bites may cause allergies to red meat ...

Fascinating read ...


"A bite from the Lone Star tick can cause people to develop an allergy to red meat, including beef and pork. The Lone Star tick has been implicated in initiating the red meat allergy in the US and this tick is found predominantly in the Southeast from Texas, to Iowa, into New England."

Followup to FYT story about eating Angus Beef: