The last post about Chowhound and their ownership policies made me wonder a little bit about rights of ownership to our blogs. Does anyone know what claims we have to what we do own? And what rights do we have as people who post our original thoughts into cyberspace. Do any of you know of anyone (a blogger) who persued anyone for taking their writing without permission? (That's just nosy curiosity.)
I looked at the Creative Commons site and think its all well and groovy, but not really good for protection of what I consider mine (Mine! Mine I say! Mine!). I have had my posts reprinted elsewhere, which I consider very flattering, and they have always been attributed, but I do wonder...
From the post "Why do you blog" I see a few of you are hoping your blogs may end up as book deals (or in some of your cases, they already are, or will be), so is this a concern to you? And if it is, what do you do to ensure your writing remains yours?