Who Owns the Copyright

who owns the copyright

One of the questions new freelancers often ask is, "Who owns the copyright when the work is done?" Keeping in mind that I am not a lawyer, here is my view on copyright ownership and transfers. With a few exceptions, any intellectual property that can be put into a tangible form is copyrighted from the time of completion by its author or creator whether or not it contains a copyright notice.



Kick the Cans

kick the can

How many times have you seen phrases like "we can offer you", "we will develop" or "we have created" on a web site?
Verbs like can, will, and have take your web copy out of the present and either put it in the future or the past. Using future tense and past-tense phrases is one of the biggest mistakes copywriters make in writing web copy.



The Title Tag: What Is It?

The name "title tag" is really a misnomer. There is no such thing. Title is used in two different areas of html. One is the title element and the other is the the title attribute.

Winona

bacon

Maybe it's because of the beauty of this area but the people here are among the friendliest, most good-natured, and warm-hearted that I have met anywhere.



Public Parks: No Children Allowed?

no children sign

I just read this:Mother Arrested For Leaving Her Kids In A Park While She Went To A Food Bank. It was a chilling read for reasons you may not expect!



Optimize Your Facebook Fan Page for Likes

Facebook like button

This post was inspired by a comment that Facebook Fan Page Likes are practically useless. Actually, if you have a fan page (and if you are an author you should), "Likes" are important to the success of your page.



Faith or No Faith: Does It Matter?

You might say that in life the good things are whatever get you through the day. In that respect, for some people, faith in god(s) is a good thing. Yet, one of the main problems in human culture is taking responsibility for our actions.

Cartwheels in the Parking Lot

cartwheel

My kids were three years apart. On the day my youngest started pre-school, it was the first time in six years that I had a few hours completely to myself.

Abortion Insurance

These days it seems that when you get a group of legislators together, they get things backwards. Kind of reminds me of the Contrare Indian in Little Big Man who washed with sand and dried with water.



Climate Change

warm penquin

We used to talk about global warming, but that, of course was a terrible misnomer. Warming, as I understand it, is happening in the oceans and and playing havoc with the world's weather systems. We can see that in the number and strength of hurricanes and tornadoes in recent years.