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Back to Basics Tuesday: copyrights on LinkedIn


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(The following not intended as legal advice.)

A question came to me from a colleague:

Your talk inspired me to begin writing professional essays and posting them on LinkedIn. Since you have put your writings there, I trust you know the answer to my primary question: Do I retain copyright to anything I post on LinkedIn?

I think many of you have wondered this at one time or another. I know I have. Even lawyers ask me this.

You retain the copyright to anything you post that is originally yours, such as long-form articles, as explained on the LinkedIn Help Desk:

Professionally speaking (again I am not giving legal advice), if you share, comment or post something that was originated by someone else, you should attribute it, and LinkedIn almost always shows the source and thumbnail from any website or article with a URL that you link to.

Be professional in all that you do.