Be Contract Smart: 7 Copyright Terms to Know

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One thing nearly every freelance writer is going to have to do is sign a contract. Contracts, when written well, protect both the freelancer and the client by avoiding any confusion and preventing anyone from giving up any rights that they didn’t intend. But as necessary and as useful as contracts are, they are often filled with terms that can cause confusion. Many freelancers, intimidated either by the size or the seeming complexity of their contracts often just sign them with little more than a cursory glance. This is a poor move that can cause a freelance to sign a [Read more…]

A Primer on Creative Commons

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Unless you haven’t been paying attention, you’ve probably at least heard of Creative Commons or seen its licenses around on various sites. However, there’s a great deal of misunderstanding regarding what Creative Commons Licenses actually are, how they function and what their purpose is. For a freelance writer to decide if they should license some of their work under Creative Commons, they first need to understand thse things as well as how to correctly use CC-licensed conten. Fortunately, the big idea behind Creative Commons is fairly easy to explain and the actual application is even easier to understand. All one [Read more…]

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