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ankur rathi
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I am not sure if this has been discussed here, if it's then please ignore this post and link to original one.

I am curious to know who holds copyright of content available on Javaranch forum - is it JR? or author of content? Or both (how?)?

For google, they say:

Your Content in our Services

Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.

from - http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/terms/regional.html

Thoughts please?

Thanks.
 
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If you look at the bottom of each and every page, it says:

Copyright © 1998-2012 Paul Wheaton

 
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As a side note, and probably only indirectly related to this question (as this question is likely not talking about quoted material) -- the ranch takes copyright issues *very* seriously.

Ranchers with topics that violate copyright, or promote/discuss the act of violating copyright, those topics are deleted -- and in some cases, the rancher is banned.

Posting excerpts is allowed under the "fair use" act, however, we do want the source quoted. And if the copyright holder contacts us that it is a violation -- again, the topic is deleted, and the rancher may be banned.

Henry



 
ankur rathi
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fred rosenberger wrote:If you look at the bottom of each and every page, it says:

Copyright © 1998-2012 Paul Wheaton



Thanks fred.
However I think things are not as simple as your reply.
Just found this link on first page when searched 'copyright of content on forum site' - http://www.forumdr.com/who-owns-forum-posts/67/

Anyway my intention of asking this question was to know -
Can I publish my own post to some other sites/internal company portal?

I think it should be okay but just wanted to confirm. Can I?

Thanks!
 
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Ankur,

I hereby give you permission to copy your posts to other sites.

/s/ Paul Wheaton
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(please don't kill me to get a new dictator)
 
ankur rathi
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paul wheaton wrote:Ankur,

I hereby give you permission to copy your posts to other sites.

/s/ Paul Wheaton
Evil Dictator for Life of CodeRanch

(please don't kill me to get a new dictator)




Thanks Paul!
 
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Just BeForthrightWhenCrossPostingToOtherSites: when you do copy your contents, inform us about the other site (in the original thread) and inform the other site about the thread here.
 
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Rob Spoor wrote:Just BeForthrightWhenCrossPostingToOtherSites: when you do copy your contents, inform us about the other site (in the original thread) and inform the other site about the thread here.

I think that applies to when someone is asking a question. If they are copying a reply to a question here that also answers a question there, then I don't believe any such comment is expected.

and note: You have been granted permission to copy YOUR posts - i.e. content you write, not what anybody else has written.
 
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I think it would be a good idea to quote the other site, something like
As I said on SO←link, use the xavaj package rather than javax.
Obviously that is not a real link.
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:
Rob Spoor wrote:Just BeForthrightWhenCrossPostingToOtherSites: when you do copy your contents, inform us about the other site (in the original thread) and inform the other site about the thread here.

I think that applies to when someone is asking a question. If they are copying a reply to a question here that also answers a question there, then I don't believe any such comment is expected.

True, I was only thinking about original questions.
 
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