Recently I’ve heard from some diary-writing Dogsters and Catsters who love sharing their thoughts in their diaries. Only one problem though. Some Dogsters and Catsters have been copying the entries to share with friends and others they think will enjoy the entries. That’s not the problem. In fact, the beauty of Dogster and Catster diaries is that we can share our experiences with every other Dogster and Catster.
The problem is when some folks copy the entries they aren’t making sure that the original writers are being given credit for their creativity. I’m sure none of us wants to not give proper credit so here’s my suggestion:
If you’re writing something original that you think might get picked up and passed across the Internet (and who doesn’t want to see their writing being emailed across the globe?) then I would encourage you to put a copyright notice at the end of the piece.
If you’re copying something to share, please make sure to credit the original writer with both notice of your source and a link back to the original source.
Let’s play well together and encourage our Dogster and Catster writers to share lots more of their inspiring, entertaining and uplifting writing!