What does copyright and all rights reserved mean on a website?

You may come across the sentence ‘Copyright and all rights reserved’ in the footer of some websites. 

This is basically another way of advising the website visitor that they must ask permission from the business/website owner before reproducing/copying any of their work. This includes wording, imagery and any intellectual property such as logos, colour schemes or icons.

It’s a little unnecessary because legally, no-one can use your work without asking for your permission. However, it may deter some of your readers from using your materials, especially if they are not familiar with copyright laws.