The Lowdown On Content Licensing

Surfing the internet, I see a lot of questions regarding the use of the multitudes of content available everywhere. As writers and artists, it is important for us to understand some of the popular licensing structures applied to content so we know not only how we may use someone else’s creation as well as how we should license our own work in this atmosphere of open content.

Public Domain

When a body of work is in the public domain, it means that though it was created by someone, there are no legal restrictions on its use. For instance, a public domain photo may be used for both personal and commercial projects without being required to pay royalties to the creator of the image.

Scientific and creative works are put into the public domain when their copyright, patent or trademark has expired or has otherwise become null.
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The Scarlett Letter “P”

Do you think pedophiles and child molesters should be publicly branded?

I had an interesting discussion with a co-worker the other day about this idea. It was her opinion that pedophiles should be made to wear something that tells the public what they are.

On an emotional level, I agreed with her. I don’t have children but nieces and nephews and don’t ever want anyone to victimize them like that. People who commit sex crimes against children are the lowest form of scum in existence. In fact, it is an insult to scum to even call pedophiles that. I think these animals should be blasted off to another planet where aliens will molest them all day long.
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How To I.P. Protect Your WordPress Admin Section

One way to protect the backend of your blog or content management system is to prevent access to it by people who don’t need to be back there. Yes, you have the login verification page, however, in this day and age of the internet that should not be your only line of defense against h4x0rs. Another secure way of preventing people from getting to your admin pages is to allow access to only approved I.P addresses.
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Writing Prompts: Music Madness

We are going to try something a little different this week. When I was in high school we did a little experiment in my English class. We listened to a piece of music and then wrote a story to accompany it. The story could be based on what we thought about when we heard the piece or the type of characters that would listen to such music and so on etc.

So this week I’ve compiled a list of thirteen songs to inspire you. Write whatever comes to mind and please try not to laugh too hard at my taste in music.

Note: I’m using an offline resource to stream the music. Please let me know if you run into any problems. Also things may be slow to load so please be patient. Thankew, thankew very much.
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