If you are a writer whether offline or online, you would have to know more about the copyright laws. This is the law that protects the exclusive rights of an author to possess and use his own written creation. This includes the publication, production and even the sales of the product. This law prevents other people from using articles or copies that have been created by one person. Another term for it is plagiarism. With the advent of the Internet, plagiarism has been very rampant. That is also why there is such an intense attention given on copyright laws. This will protect writers from being victims of plagiarists.
One thing you have to know about using someone else’s work is that you can only do so when you have the permission to do so. Articles and other content that have the copyright sign are protected by copyright laws. There are those that don’t have it but still have copyright laws with them. That is why it is imperative that you don’t use anything you can find online without the right permission since you can be liable for plagiarism.
This has happened to some politicians whose ghost writers base their speeches on some blogs they find online. Now they are facing if not copyright infringement, ridicule from the public and their own colleagues at work. You should know that copyright violations can be serious and you would be paying from $500 to about $150,000 for fines. That is why for you to be sure about it, don’t ever use anyone’s work.