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Thursday, November 02, 2006

How to put a copyrignt notice to your blog

Note: This is for blogs using the old classic Blogger template. For those using the New Blogger template, refer to Putting a copyright notice that automatically update. You may also be interested in What to do when your blog content is copied and how to discourage copying.

In practice, copyright notices are normally placed at the footer. Most Blogger standard template default footer put in placed at the footer to make it convenient for a blogger to just edit it, but have been commented out so that it is invisible. In your template, look at the bottom of the page for this block of HTML:
<!-- Begin #footer -->
<div id="footer"><hr />
<p><!--This is an optional footer. If you want text here, place it inside these tags, and remove this comment. --> </p>

</div>
<!-- End #footer -->

Delete the comments tags <!-- and --> and the text in between, and replace it with a copyright note, for example: copyrightcopyright HTML codePeter Chen. All rights reserved. (Note: the special HTML for copyright HTML code is actually an image of the special HTML character, and you will have to manually type it in rather than just a copy-paste operation).

So your final HTML for the footer will become:
<!-- Begin #footer -->
<div id="footer"><hr />
<p>copyrightcopyright HTML codePeter Chen. All rights reserved.</p>

</div>
<!-- End #footer -->


Note: If you have any problem with the codes, please put your comment in the comments section below.

21 comments:

  1. Could you please explain a bit more? Does © stand for the copyright symbol (c) ?
    I don't see this copyright message at the bottom of your blog or am I mistaken?

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  2. That copyright notice is not necessary for copyright, but people put it to make it clearer. Any work, once published is copyrighted whether they have the notice or not. However, in fact, I do have that notice there near, not at the bottom. The notice at the very bottom has been replaced by a disclaimer I was adviced to put by Ian (ianfusa) regarding the "for Dummies" trademark.

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  3. That copyright notice is not necessary for copyright, but people put it to make it clearer. Any work, once published is copyrighted whether they have the notice or not. However, in fact, I do have that notice there near, not at the bottom. The notice at the very bottom has been replaced by a disclaimer I was adviced to put by Ian (ianfusa) regarding the "for Dummies" trademark.

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  4. cool beans dude! thanks! =)

    PS: how do i change the font to look like the rest of my blog?

    cheers again

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  5. Anonymous11:37 PM

    I'm using the Minima Template and I don't see that particular block of HTML. At least, at the bottom.If it isn't there, can I just add the code to mine, and if so where. I assume around or within:

    div id='footer-wrapper'
    b:section class='footer' id='footer'/
    /div

    Also, should I give the original or new "id='footer'" a unique name, ie. top-footer or the like?

    Thanx much

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  6. Anonymous11:44 PM

    Nevermind...Sorry. Copied and pasted under mention HTML code and everyhing worked out A-ok. Thanks for the tip. Sweetness!

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  7. Sounds like you are using Blogger Beta. For beta blogs, copyright notices needn't be added via the template editor. They can be added via the LAYOUT. If this doen't make sense to you, let me know. Perhaps I will put a post on how to do that in my "online book in progress" - Dummies Guide to Google Blogger

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  8. Thanks for this post Peter :o) As always you explain things very well, well enough for the 'challenged' like me >G< I am hoping you can help me with a problem I have RE adding a film clip to my blog. I saw this clip here http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1913999390200944075&q=penn+and+teller&hl=en and when it finished playing I was given three options, one of which was to POST TO BLOG/MySpace. I clicked on that option and it appeared as a draft copy. When I went to publish it I got this error message " Your HTML cannot be accepted: Tag is not closed: embed flashvars="" id="VideoPlayback" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-1913999390200944075&hl=en" style="width: 400px; height: 326px;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" " Now being challenged as I am I have no clue what Tag Is Not Closed nor do I know where to put it. Can you please, please, please help me.
    Cheers
    §ally j

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  9. I went to that site, and posted the video to 2 of my blog, a an old Blogger (Blogger classic) and the other a new Blogger (Blogger beta now out of beta) and there were no problems. The videos are here:
    Amazing Things
    Blogging Ideas

    Peter aka Enviroman
    Enviroman Says

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  10. Have no idea how but I just tried to pubish again and it worked. See how good you are Peter :o) Thanks for this blog, I even link to it from mine.
    Cheers and Merry Christmas
    §ally j

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  11. thanks... i learnt new things everyday.

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  12. hi guys,

    can someone tell me where can I change the text size (it` to big for my blog)

    thanks

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  13. Hi Uros,

    What is it`?

    Anyway to change text (font) size, you can either do it via the LAYOUT. Click the TEMPLATE tab, then the FONTS AND COLORS sub-tab.

    You can also change the font size by editing the template directly. This post will show you how to get to the template editor if you don't know how: Backing up and changing New Blogger template. It will also show how to backup the current template which is always advisable to do whenever you want to make any changes to the template.

    In the template editor window, look for block of codes like

    .post h3 {
    margin:.25em 0 0;
    padding:0 0 4px;
    font-size:140%;
    font-weight:normal;
    line-height:1.4em;
    color:$titlecolor;
    }

    Change
    font-size:140%;
    to
    font-size:120%; or other figures depending on whether you want the font size to be bigger or smaller. Instead of using % you can also use px

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Blogger Tips and Tricks

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  14. thank you. this is helpful

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  15. I could not find the code written as you showed, and placed your entire code in my template in the footer area.

    I had to preceed and end it with the appropriate opening and closing div codes.

    It worked great. Thanks for the tip, Peter!

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  16. HEY i used the copyright code in the text box and i left the title box blank but the HTML gadget is asking for the title also so what i can i do to remove the title box

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  17. hi ! i try to find how to get rid of ALL THE FOOTER on my blogs. How can we do this ??

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  18. how can we get rid of the footer (complete footer, i don't see interest in some of the blogs i manage ....) ???

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  19. In my template, the footer is represented by this:

    <div id='footer-wrapper'>
    <b:section class='footer' id='footer'>
    <b:widget id='HTML5' locked='false' title='' type='HTML'/>
    <b:widget id='HTML8' locked='false' title='' type='HTML'/>
    </b:section>
    </div>

    Well to get rid of that footer, just delete that section.

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