LINKwithlove is EASY. It is an expansion of what we all aim to do naturally - to act with respect and kindness. We share things. We engage each other. More and more - our daily lives and social networking takes place on the internet. By being mindful when we share - we not only create better content and relationship.
LINKwithlove is about :
ACCEPTING your responsibility to know better, do better and leave a legacy of internet kindness. Sharing the knowledge of proper use of intellectual property online will change the internet.
RESPECTING intellectual property. Lead by example. LINK TO THE CREATOR and UNDERSTAND that a link doesn't equal PERMISSION. Understand copyright and recognize that LINKING with love is not always enough. Contact the CREATOR, before posting, if you are unsure. Asking permission is THE BEST WAY to LINK with love.
PROTECTING the rights of others by being mindful as you surf the internet. Keep the conversation going. Read the Terms of Service. Draw attention to uncredited or unlinked work.
When we know better - WE DO BETTER. - Maya Angelou
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- UNDERSTAND that sharing online can be done ethically and easily. Things found onling are not "free for the taking".
- DO YOUR BEST to make sure when you share media - to respect the rights of the creator. Intellectual property can assume many different types of copyright or sharing licenses. If you are unsure, contact the creator for permission prior to sharing.
- SPREAD THE WORD. Share LINKwithlove.org with your social networks to help others understand the importance of sharing ethically. Display your badge. Lead by example.
- Like us on FACEBOOK. Follow us on TWITTER. Join the conversation. Ask questions. The more we talk about how to make the internet a safer place to share - the better it will become.
Please note that nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice. If you have a question or situation that has legal implications, it is always a good idea to contact a lawyer, local to your situation, directly.