Copyright Procedures for Search Marketers

Search marketers will almost certainly run into copyright issues at some point in their careers. They may be the victim, finding their own optimized content duplicated without permission and showing up in targeted search results. Or they may be an infringer, stealing copyrighted content from others and finding themselves subject to penalties by the search engines and the courts.

Thankfully, most online copyright infringement issues can be handled with some simple legal procedures. In today's SearchDay, "Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 1)," Grant Crowell outlines the basics of cease & desist letters, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and other tactics to help search marketers protect their content.

About the author

Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.