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Freelance writing - no copyrights, no ownership - project!

I am contemplating an official non-registered, freelance writing endeavor, the basic premise of which will be to provide my writing services as dedication poems. These dedication poems can be for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING, assuming the request doesn't propose an infringement upon someone else's copyrighted material.

I have never copyrighted any of my material and I never will. I am offering my writing services for only a small purchasing fee, which I have not decided upon yet. Once the purchase is made, the material becomes yours if you so wish to take ownership of it through copyright or other means.

I am simply trying to make a humble profit to supplement my family's finances. Thank you all for any and all support you may give.

Peace and Love always.

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Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Sorry to Inform You

The moment you "afix" it (that is, write it out), it's copyrighted. You can assign your copyright to others as a work for hire, of course, or give it away, but until you do, at the moment of creation, you have copyright: that's what gives you the right to give it away or sell it.

Filing with the Copyright Office, or putting the copyright symbol on it, is not required. Those actions help you prove your rights and establish your authorship, but the right itself comes from the Constitution and the copyright laws.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

I do understand...

that once I compose a poem it was by its progression to completion the right of mine to allow copy or use of it. I should have been more clear to say that I refuse copyrighting of my works through the Copyright Offices.

If I seek Copyright (c) of my work, then I may as well succumb to the duality of mine and yours. I have always created with one purpose: to share freely and wholeheartedly what I am compelled to make of life, so marked by the depths and heavens of humanity.

I may accept silver as thanks, but I will not accept paper notes for services rendered. The service would be somewhat tainted in accepting the latter.

Peace and Love.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Plagiarism...

has no place when it comes to fully authorized use of non-copyrighted material...

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

And I will

accept silver for payment.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

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Moving sands topics

I've remarked this sort of topics often leads to endless debates (and not just on the DP of course), also very often because of fundamental disagreements on the sources for authoritative references, let alone natural language semantics, etc.

For instance...

Heck, even the scope of "public domain" is sometimes discussed endlessly despite the extraordinary simplicity of the (qualified) noun.

So much so that a software engineer felt the need to rephrase it in his own way, in a much more explicit manner :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTFPL#Version_2

Crazy world we live in, that led him to even think of any necessity for putting it that way...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

That's interesting...

I didn't see having to purchase the license...to include in your works.

Peace.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Let me explain something...

poetry and poetic style is not a mimic-profiting industry. I am not concerned about others copycatting my material because:

1 - who would put in the work to mimic a style they cannot naturally create or demonstrate if asked to;

2 - it is not lucrative to copy for profit sake;

3 - what accomplishment of feeling would one receive from the struggle to continually replicate words and forms they naturally cannot create?

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

plagiarism is impossible in the modern tech age.

IMPOSSIBLE.

I've found countless quotes, excerpts from books, and other texts online merely by typing in five of the words that were in it. The more words the merrier, of course, which might be why I sometimes stop and re-read a sentence 20 or 30 times, just trying to get it. As a fast reader these are the moments I cherish and search for.

"Damn the pandas, full steam ahead"

-Admiral David Farragut

not impossible

As vast as the web is, there are many, MANY things that are not on it yet. Also, what about students plagiarizing other students? Or someone simply modifying a quote/passage/page just enough so that it seems familiar, just not 'too' familiar?

A signature used to be here!

the funny thing about laws

whether laws of physics or just ordinary laws, is they exist even if you pretend they don't.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

I say what my work is subject to...

no copyrights on my work - my works are not and will not be subjected to copyright as long as they are mine - once a party purchases the writing, they may do with it as they please, WHATEVER THAT MAY BE! This is the new age of creative entrepeneurialship and I call the shots regarding the writing I create alone.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

if you knew

anything about copyright law you would realize that actually doesn't work the way you think it does.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

tell me then...

all about the laws that restrict my ability to create.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

I won't

for the reason that I don't give legal advice for free on internet forums. Actually, that is at least two reasons. But you get the idea.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Actually, that is ALL you do here. Your free legal advice is

worth exactly what you are charging!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

and you're still as good as your qualifications

Discussing an issue or a concept online is far different from giving someone advice on how to apply it in their own legal context. But such distinctions are apparently lost on you, in all your self-stated brilliance. I suspect that is because, again, you are quite opinionated about this topic (the practice of law) when you have very close to zero knowledge of it. I suspect that a death row murder convict, by your logic, is qualified to speak on Constitutional criminal law and procedure.

I'll give you a great big hint here. Most lawyers are painfully aware of the arbitrariness of man's laws, and their administration. Not everything is a picture book or a hollywood movie with one-diminesional characters. You just need to grow up.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

So now you are my

dad?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Luke, I mean IRA

"I am your father" breathe breathe

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Another name change?

The old one wasn't getting you the upvotes? (So crowded at the bottom, huh?)

HINT: It's not in the name, it's in the ideas!

You establishment hacks will never learn.

DEATH TO THE EMPIRE!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Ira?

I am going to try and contact you though the DP. If it doesn't work then I will try to send it to your old addy if it still works. If you do not get them in a bit then please contact me though the DP. I have a bunch of info for you that will use up too many resources here man. By the way in case you didn't know the user name translates to "Chicken of the Sea" Lol.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Maybe you should question your defense...

especially when you believe it possible and legal to restrict my creativity and very means of communication.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Uh ok

what I said is that copyright law doesn't work the way you think it does. That's all.

Suggestion: Buy a brief book on copyright law for artists. You'll see what I mean.

I'm not out to "restrict your creativity" or anything. Carry on.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

"Buy a brief book on

"Buy a brief book on copyright law for artists"...

I'm not an "artist".

I write to expel and empower, haunt and guide, inspire and share.

The funny thing: I don't consider myself an artist for the fact that I connect with words, I consider myself one who always has much to learn and discover, nothing more.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

great

then don't buy the book.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Not so funny is no matter how insane the man made law,

there's always a lawyer there to profit off of it!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

what you know about the practice of law

could be written in one of the imaginary codes you think you have read.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Typical smug

lawyer response.

No matter how many times you change your name, you still come up a loser every time!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

aww

your probably still mad about your last failed pro per appearance. My response isn't any more smug than your overblown sense of self righteousness. PLease resume flogging before the mirror.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

It's "you're" Super Twerp

Looks like all of that legal edumacation really paid off, you could learn a thing or two from a good writer. Naaaw, you're too smart to learn anything new!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown