Why Allow Re-Blogging If You Don’t Want Your Content Re-Blogged

Standard Disclaimer:

I am not an attorney, and any comments in this or any other blog post of mine is not intended as, nor should it be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice, hire a lawyer who specializes in the kind of law you need advice on.

I have made this point before – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/if-you-dont-want-people-re-blogging-your-posts-turn-off-the-option  and will continue to make it again occasionally.

Here’s how you turn off re-blogging on WordPress.

How to turn off re-blogging depends on your blogging platform. In WordPress, it’s near the bottom of this link: https://en.support.wordpress.com/reblogs/.

Yes, if you decide you would rather not offer the option to reblog your post, you can disable the button by navigating to Sharing → Sharing Buttons.
Disable Show reblog button under Reblog & Like and the Reblog button will no longer appear on your blog posts. Likewise, if you later decide you would like to offer users the option to reblog your content, you can enable the feature.


FYI, as mentioned in my earlier post:

Producers or creators of parodies of a copyrighted work have been sued for infringement by the targets of their ridicule, even though such use may be protected as fair use. These fair use cases distinguish between parodies, which use a work in order to poke fun at or comment on the work itself and satire, or comment on something else. Courts have been more willing to grant fair use protections to parodies than to satires, but the ultimate outcome in either circumstance will turn on the application of the four fair use factors.

I only bring this up because some bloggers or vloggers would have no problem turning the post of yours they re-blog into a parody.

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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