The socialverse has become the most widespread medium to share, connect and engage. Resulting in “word of mouth” online much more contagious and viral.
Before you publish your content and stamp your name on it, ensure that it is “your own” creative work. If you are citing excerpts or quotes, give proper credit to the author.
Here’s a great article written by Jonathon Bailey, “5 Copyright Facts Every Blogger Should Know” that highlights key points to consider before publishing content. And YouTube offers some tips, especially when publishing music.
Posting content online, whether it be your website, blog or social networking sites, you should stick within the law. Additional tips and resources can be viewed at Copyright. There is a also a published circular (No. 66) specific to the Copyright Registration for Online Works.
If in question, just “make it your own” and there will be no boundaries crossed or lawsuits to debate!