Is It Okay to Use an Image from Google for My Book Cover?

Boys and girls, sit tight because I’m going to tell you all about why not to use Google images for book covers.

For some, Google Images is a free-for-all playground. If it’s on Google it must be free, right? Well, no. Do you think everything you find on Google is free? Do you think that every site you browse is free for you to take apart and run away with? Even academic papers? Well, you’re in for a good wake up call. Read More Is It Okay to Use an Image from Google for My Book Cover?

Friday News Bites: Animal Selfies + Doctor Who

We’re a bit more entertainment-skewed this week, partially because my hackles are still raised from last week’s WTF-ery. First, the non-entertainment stuff:

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News Appetizers: Now with More Reasons to Leave Work Early

Greetings, Persephoneers! It’s Friday, and perhaps you’re looking for a reason to duck out early. Maybe you have a hot date. Maybe that date is with Netflix and ice cream because you cannot EVEN with this day. News Appetizers don’t judge.

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The Basics of Music Copyright

A little while ago, I wrote about Baauer’s legal troubles related to copyright infringement in the “Harlem Shake.” Someone asked if I could write a bit about copyright as it applies to music in general and my answer, as it tends to be when it comes to most copyright questions, was “Can I?!?”

Of course I can. This is what I live for. Read More The Basics of Music Copyright