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22 Jan 12 #307892 by jjones123
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Thanks Ruby.

From your answer I''ve assumed that any posts that I make Wikivorce will own the copyright to them.

If this assumption is wrong, then please don''t hesitate to correct me.


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22 Jan 12 #307896 by hadenoughnow
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Sadie''s answer earlier in this thread which quotes the site Terms and Conditions has already made the copyright position clear. - see below.

Perhaps you could clarify why you want to know and what, if anything, you may want to do with any wikivorce content. I am sure the team would be happy to assist given the constraints ruth has outlined above.


[quote''7. Intellectual Property

7.1 wikivorce.com, its contents and all Rights therein are owned by Wikivorce (and/or its licensors). "Rights" means copyright, data­base­ rights, trade marks, design rights and other intellectual and proprietary rights of whatever nature, anywhere in the world. You acknowledge that (i) wikivorce.com is protected by Rights; (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, these Terms and Conditions of Service and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such Rights.
7.2 You may view, print, download or temporarily store extracts from wikivorce.com for your personal, non-commercial reference without alteration, addition or deletion. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any wikivorce.com material or content. You acknowledge that you will not acquire any Rights by downloading or otherwise using any wikivorce.com content or materials.
7.3 By submitting content, which shall include your member name, to any "public area" of wikivorce.com, including forums, blogs, articles and chat rooms, you grant Wikivorce and its affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content. You also permit any member to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use.
7.4 By submitting content, you also warrant that you are entitled and have all necessary rights to grant the licences stated above. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on wikivorce.com retains any and all Rights that may exist in such content.''

My reading of this is that Wikivorce owns the copyright.

Best wishes,

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22 Jan 12 #307920 by wikivorce team
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As there have been different interpretations of the Wikivorce Ts and Cs I thought that I should clarify the position.

The intellectual property ownership is as defined in the terms and conditions (section 7.1 to 7.4) that have been posted on this thread already.

Section 7.3 deals with content submitted by users.

In non-legal speak it means the following:

Users who submit blogs or forum posts on Wikivorce retain the copyright for their submissions and are free to republish their own posts/blogs elsewhere without asking Wikivorce.

Having registered and accepted the terms and conditions - a user who submits a post/blog to the website grants Wikivorce a licence to publish it.

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22 Jan 12 #307921 by Young again
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Hi All,

I''m not a moderator or at all associated in the running of this site, but I would throw my 2p in:

Err I don''t think that Wiki owns the copyright of jjones123''s posts. 7.1 states that Wiki has copyrights of its content but I am at a loss as to understand how it acquires it from contributors.

I could be wrong but I think the terms and conditions mean that any posts made by jjones123 on Wikivorce come with the licence as described in 7.3. It is a license, there is no transfer of copyright mentioned.

It would be nice for folks to remember that by creating the forum Wikivorce is not just encouraging positive and useful posts but also leaving itself open to legal action should posts be libelous not to mention accusations of abuse through not restricting free speech.

It is a tightrope that Wiki walks along and I am sure that no matter how thick-skinned they have become it can still get quite stressful for all the volunteers concerned. Whether it''s a licence or copyright is a fine distinction and only jjones123 would know if it is of relevance and presume that some private clarification has taken place.

Life is less complicated when one is of good cheer and true to one''s heart .


PS See the post immediately above mine! There you go - I was beaten to it by the horse''s mouth, as it were.

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05 Mar 12 #316171 by jjones123
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Thanks for the clarification everyone.

The reason for the original question is to make sure that I continue to own the copyright of my own words, and can do with the whatever I choose to do so.

I should add that I''m not intending on doing anything with them, but I just wanted to make sure that I could, should I wish to.


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