Since getting legal notices is never fun, it is important that bloggers know what their rights are. Music bloggers, in particular, need to be aware of what they can and can’t do because they are known for frequently embedding music videos or MP3s.
Michael Weinberg and Mehan Jayasuriya, both of Public Knowledge, addressed these very concerns in a recent interview with WebProNews. According to them, a lot of people think they are protected when they really aren’t.
As they explained, bloggers need to know whether or not they are infringing on a copyrighted item, and they also need to know how to respond to claims against them. Although there are some gray areas involved with music blogging, Weinberg and Jayasuriya said putting an entire song/video in a blog post is almost always wrong.
They further pointed that bloggers need to be proactive and determine their rights in order to resolve problems before they get out of hand. In addition, bloggers need to know their own rights to prevent being taken advantage of.