You've written your OnlineDiary?. Played around with LifeInText?. Perhaps engaged in a bit of WebExhibitionism?, even. And now you're concerned that you've joined a CommunityOfGlassHouses?, and will never be safe again.
Therefore, use a LegalSolution?: take out a defensive copyright, and ensure that your community isn't OpenContent. Though everything you write is copyrighted by default, there are measures you can take to make it stronger, intimidate people who AvoidLegalRisk, and weaken FairUse?. For example:
- Explicitly and prominently claim copyright. As seen on one web page: All Rights Reserved With Prejudice
- Register your copyright with the various authorities who keep track of such things.
- Give your RealName?, so you have stronger claims of bad faith and failure to attribute.
- Tell people to contact you for affordable permission to reuse, and then refuse all requests.
- Provide a licensing mechanism that is similarly good on paper but worthless in practice.
- Write highly creative, unpublished, non-factual, non-educational work.
- Be a professional author or otherwise in a position to exploit your work, so you have stronger claims of financial damage.
- Publish in a country with minimal provision for fair use/fair dealing.
- Actively defend your copyright. Send cease-and-desist letters with abandon.
- Be litigious. Pursue entirely frivolous lawsuits.
- Be rich. Rich people win in matters of law.
But, this doesn't work. How much do you think copyright helps when famous people find that their letters have been made public by the recipient, or their phone conversations recorded? If it doesn't do anything for the royal family, why would it do anything for you?
See also: WikiCopyright?, CopyLeft, etc, etc
the above text is PrimarilyPublicDomain? and is not legal advice.