Posted by ~Alii~ on October 30, 2002, at 16:12:55
In reply to copyright, posted by oracle on October 30, 2002, at 10:57:14
This is from the FAQ here at PB:
How do copyrights work here?
My understanding is that when you write something, you (usually) get the copyright to it. It doesn't even have to include a copyright statement. There's a process by which you can register that copyright, but that's a somewhat separate issue. However, I want to be able to use these posts elsewhere. For example, on my Book Ideas page or in articles.
You may therefore submit a message only if you agree to allow me unrestricted use of it. Submitting a message constitutes acceptance of that condition. But you retain the copyright.
There is more in the FAQ section regarding your question. But to be safe the only way to control *your* work is not to post it here on these boards. Sad but true.
Thanks for bringing up another important issue oracle.
>>>> Along with the issue of posting original works and getting blocked because of content, I see a big problem with the way copyrights are handled here. I would have a problem with "unrestricted use" of my original creative works.<<<<--oracle