I have subscribed to a few great magazines, that have some really great articles, and I so want to share some of them with my visitors. The problem is, I’m not too sure what the copyrights are on that kind of thing. I would probably want to share exactly what they talk about because it’s useful information. If I read it, I’d be interested in them, and I feel my visitors would too. So with that said, how do I know when it’s okay to copy what’s in an article? Should I write it in my own words? What if my words aren’t good enough, and the way they are putting it is better? Can I still do it?
Those are some of the questions I have asked myself about some of the articles I’ve read. Some have steps, and of course I want to keep them in my blog if I am to give the right kind of information to my visitors. Should I contact the magazine, and ask permission first, maybe saying something along the lines of, I’m interested in posting some of the articles in said magazine to my blog online, and wanted permission. Would that give me permission to do which ever ones I wanted, or do I have to do it for each article? I think it helps spread the word for them as well, because of course at the end of each post the source will be posted as well.
So month after month comes by, I want to share stuff, and I can’t because I’m worried about what can happen if I’m not ‘following the rules’. Does anyone have any idea, suggestions, opinions, anything? Well hopefully someone will leave a nice comment with some info, for now, I will just enjoy the articles and wait for awhile. I know that if someone posts an article online you can share it with a social network site like Twitter, Tumblr, Digg, there are so many, but what about articles in magazines! I’m experiencing copyright confusion! I’m going to have to do something about that, because it’s one of those nagging things in your mind that just keeps coming up over and over.
This is a pretty interesting video I came across. Even though this video seems to relate more to teachers, than bloggers, I would think the concept is very similar? Right?
I also realise that most magazines now have online versions, and I have yet to really explore those, as I don’t have as much time right now, and would like to finish things I have already started lol. I wonder though, if those versions, have everything the physical magazine do? I would expect that you would need to subscribe to the online magazine, for use say on your tablet. And all other content on the website is for anyone without a subscription to be able to browse through, basically free articles to read. But I still have those heckling questions on my mind. The only cure would be to do further research, email a few of the magazines, and see what they have to say. Once I do, I’ll do an update on this post