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i just installed a google like button on my tool bar and with it can share anything i see on the net apart from closed forums. i suppose the same goes for facebook. people just copy and share anything they want. does this share thing mean copyright will be abused or even forgotten?
i have had a permission form some poets to use such things as share and like buttons to show their poetry in the poetry facebook page. of course i would never post someone elses work without permission but it really does make a good reason to have at least some closed forums. it seems like buttons and such do not work in them even if you try. (i think, i'll experiment and see for sure) does anyone have any views on the matter?
Share buttons are great to get seen, but yeah copyright has a tendency to go out the window. I know I posted some poems on facebook that have been shared outside of poetry groups, and I've no idea where they are now or who might be putting their name on them. It really depends on who can view your work. Mostly, not always, other writers have more respect towards each others writing than the general public.
i agree but they don't have the same veneration for pics Hysterical

what i found pretty amazing is that after signing up for google plus (about 3 hours ago) the words; poetry forum in connection to this site showed on the 2nd page when googled. Now it shows up near the top of the 1st page, (can someone check by typing poetry forum
I think it's worth the risk. Let's face it, poetry is hardly popular, the chances of it getting copyrighted are pretty slim compared to photographs or paintings Tongue
I typed in poetry forum, tpp didn't show up on the first page.
where did it show indie?

if we do decide to add a google plus button it will only be on certain pages.
i think we should certainly look into it though.
It's forth link down on the second page.
(07-27-2012, 06:10 PM)Universalchild Wrote: [ -> ]I think it's worth the risk. Let's face it, poetry is hardly popular, the chances of it getting copyrighted are pretty slim compared to photographs or paintings Tongue
It doesn't need to get copyrighted -- in almost every country in the world, copyright exists THE MINUTE YOU WRITE IT AND DISPLAY IT TO JUST ONE PERSON. Copying it thereafter without permission of the author is illegal -- most of us don't worry too much as long as we're acknowledged as the origin, but I'd be royally pissed off if one of my poems turned up under someone else's name. For that reason, I make sure everything of mine is kept on my computer and backed up before dissemination so that I have date stamps, should I ever need to prove ownership.

People can and do make money out of poetry -- just not poets, usually Smile
you're spot on about copyright. once it exists it's copyrighted in most countries the c in the circle isn't really needed

it's a must that the poet is acknowledged as the author. even if it's a classic whenever their poem is shown or shared