Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Copyright and your website

How many of us have our own websites, where we post pictures of our products, give out information.

I'm sure a lot of us have, but who has put in place some kind of formal notice on their sites as to what your view of people copying from you site is?

Here is a sample copyright notice for everyone to use, if you want to change any of the conditions go right ahead.

The simple fact is that you need to put something on your site, below is just one example (Don't forget to type in your business name into both parts, and add the year, you'll need to update this in the first on Jan each year).

This website and its content is copyright of [business name] - © [business name] [year]. All rights reserved.
Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
• you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
• you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

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