Understanding Copyright Law for WordPress Content Creators

Is blog content I create on WordPress protected under copyright law so that it is exclusively mine, or do I need to do something additional to ensure that my work is safe? I post short stories and poetry.


Writing creative content such as short stories and poetry and publishing them on a WordPress blog can lead to copyright infringement. For you to ensure that the content you create on WordPress is exclusively yours, it is important to understand the implications of copyright law.

Copyright law is designed to protect the rights of the original owner or creator of content. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, “Copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works.” This means that your original works of authorship, such as the short stories and poems posted on your WordPress blog, are protected by copyright law.

In order to ensure the safety of the content you create and publish on WordPress, you should register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. Doing so will provide an additional layer of protection to the material you post. It will also provide legal recourse should someone attempt to plagiarize or copy your work without permission. Additionally, you may also want to add a copyright notice to your posts to indicate that the work is protected by copyright law.

In summary, copyright law protects the content you create on WordPress and ensures that it is exclusively yours. However, to maximize the protection of your work it is important to register it with the U.S. Copyright Office and add a copyright notice to your posts.