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BBP 104 Your Secret Weapon for Content Protection with Michelle Murphy

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In this episode, Michelle Murphy from the CEO, Legal Loft, covers the topic of copyright notices and their importance in protecting one’s work. Learn how to use them effectively.

Michelle Murphy, Owner of The CEO Legal Loft

Michelle Murphy, founder of The CEO Legal Loft, specializes in guiding online business owners through the maze of legal protection. Leveraging her expertise in contracts and trademarks, she offers tailored contract templates, trainings, and essential legal resources to fortify and support the digital entrepreneur’s journey.

Synopsis

Welcome back to the Blogger Breakthrough Summit! In today’s episode, we’re going to dive into a topic that may not sound exciting at first, but is absolutely crucial for all bloggers: copyright notices. 

We often pour our hearts and souls into our work, and it’s essential to protect it from unauthorized use. Thankfully, Michelle Murphy from the CEO, Legal Loft, covered this topic in detail during the 2024 Blogger Breakthrough Summit. So, let’s explore the ins and outs of copyright notices and learn how they can safeguard your hard work.

What is a Copyright Notice?

A copyright notice is a statement placed on copies of your work to inform the public that you, as the copyright owner, are claiming ownership. Michelle Murphy explains that you can include this notice: 

  • on the footer of your website, 
  • in your ebooks, 
  • or anywhere else you have content. 

The format of a copyright notice typically includes the:

  • copyright symbol, 
  • year of first publication, and 
  • name of the copyright owner. 

For example, © 2020-2023 Michelle W. Murphy, LLC. By including a copyright notice, you establish your ownership and discourage others from using your work without permission.

The Importance of Copyright Notices

Copyright notices play a vital role in protecting your hard work. They serve as a deterrent to potential infringers, as they are made aware of your copyright ownership. 

Additionally, having a copyright notice in place strengthens your legal position if you ever need to take action against someone who has used your work without permission. It’s an essential step in safeguarding your creative efforts and ensuring you receive proper recognition and compensation for your work.

Bottom Line

Copyright notices may not be the most exciting aspect of blogging, but they are crucial for protecting your hard work. By including a copyright notice on your content, you establish your ownership and deter others from unauthorized use. If you want to learn more about copyright notices and other valuable information from professional bloggers, be sure to check out the Blogger Breakthrough Summit membership. It’s a low-cost way to access tons of actionable insights and take your blogging journey to new heights.

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Transcript

[00:00:00].000] – Liz Stapleton, Host

Welcome back to the Blogger Breakthrough Summit. I’m your host, Liz, and today we’re diving into an important topic that often gets overlooked, copyright notices. I know, it doesn’t sound like the most exciting thing, but trust me, it’s crucial for protecting your hard work. And thankfully, Michelle Murphy from the CEO, Legal Loft, covered it as part of the 2024 Blogger Breakthrough Summit.

[00:00:17].640] – Liz Stapleton, Host

I’m going to let her take it away.

[00:00:26].320] – Michelle Murphy

Next, we have a copyright notice, and this is a statement that’s placed on Copies of Work to inform the public that a copyright owner is claiming ownership of it. You can put this on the footer of your website. You can put it in your ebooks. You can put it basically anywhere that you have content on. And so the format of this is the copyright symbol or the word copyright or the abbreviation COPR, the year of first publication of the work, and the name of the copyright owner. And here it is in real-time. You see the copyright symbol, 2020 to 2023, Michelle W. Murphy, LLC.

[00:00:59].670] – Liz Stapleton, Host

I hope you found that informative and empowering. As bloggers, we pour our hearts and souls into our work, and it’s vital to protect it. If you want to learn more or check out Michelle’s session in its entirety, be sure to check out the Blogger Breakthrough Summit membership. It is a low-cost way to access tons of actual information from professional bloggers. Be sure to join us next time to learn more about website accessibility.

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