Questions regarding online copyright (help!)
I know very little about the legal issues surrounding publishing. My only real publishing experience comes from newspapers, and even of those I know little.
Lately I've been trying to discipline myself into developing a regular fiction/non-fiction writing schedule. I've always written, but now I'm trying to be more serious about it. My solution was a blog (www.watchyoureyes.blogspot.com
... the link is also in my signature) in which I regularly post my writing. So far so good. But here's where I get confused: I don't have any copyright policy written on my blog, and I don't know if I need one. Am I opening myself up to grand theft/plagiarism? Or are blogs like mine already protected? All of the material is original, and almost none of it is published in any form. I like to think of it as a semi-polished digital notebook.
I've looked up things like Creative Commons licenses, but I can't tell if they're necessary or fruitless. Anyway, it seems like many of you have some experience in publishing, and i would greatly appreciate some advice on the matter. As I'm sure you can tell, I know very little about this, and so far my attempts at research have done more to confuse me, rather than enlighten me.