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“Curation” versus Fair Use: How to keep your content safe

If you are curating content are you breaking the law? Understanding

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Mark Schaefer posted this article by Kerry O’Shea Gorgone from his website on LinkedIn. I know this is a fairly important subject, especially for content creators, whether they are creating for marketing reasons or otherwise. 


I know for myself, I use ScoopIt! to help me curate content so that it points to the original source (or at least the source where I got the information), or I try to ensure that I make some sort of citation either directly or through a hyperlink to the source of my information. It’s no different than making sure you included footnotes of stuff when you were a kid doing a research paper for school, except this is real world content. 


There are some good tips here, for sure. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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