Copyright Notice On Member Writings

Copyright notices, non-exclusive publication rights, and publication elsewhere
Posted by Douglas, Jan 7, 2008

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Copyright Notice On Member Writings

Posted by Douglas, Jan 7, 2008
This post was written in 10 minutes.

I wanted to draw your attention to a new feature on the site. It's not a big feature, but it is an important one. You may recall that when you registered on this site, you acknowledged the following items:

1. All writings you post are your own creation.
2. You retain the rights to your own writing.
3. You grant non-exclusive permission for FMOF to post your writings.
4. You may recind that permission at any time by making your writings "hidden".

In keeping with this, I finally added in the proper copyright language at the bottom of each post. Your writings are copyright by you, with all rights reserved, and non-exclusive permission granted to FMOF.

The notice concludes with a statement to readers that they cannot reproduce your writing without your permission.

If you think there is a chance someone might like your writing well enough to want to reproduce it in a journal, newsletter, magazine, or other publication, you might want to put contact information on your profile page. If you don't want to do that, potential publishers can still contact you by logging into the site and posting a message to your page.

Please note that if anyone wants to obtain exclusive rights to publish your writing, granting that permission requires you to remove the published piece from the FMOF website. So if you want to have your writing published elsewhere, and you want it to still be available here, be sure you grant non-exclusive permission!

Can you ask potential publishers for payment? Yes you can. Can you grant permission free of charge? Yes you can. It is your writing. You can do with it as you choose!

Posted by Douglas, Jan 7, 2008

Comments


Josiah T.
Jan 7, 2008
Hmm... I almost think it would look better if the copyright info was in the little box with the stars and stuff at the bottom. Just my opinion.
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Jan 7, 2008

Douglas
Jan 7, 2008
also would not be as noticeable. :)
   ~Posted by Douglas, Jan 7, 2008

Josiah T.
Jan 7, 2008
ah, true.
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Jan 7, 2008
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