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Posted 31 December 2008 - 09:04 AM
Can some explain to me what this means? Like any posts can be taken and used at random for pandys? It sounds pretty creepy to me, but i don't speak legal talk.
Posted 31 December 2008 - 09:10 AM
Hmmmmm I remember when I read that I wasn't fully aware of what it meant.
I *think* (and of course someone please correct me/confirm this) it is to do with Pandy's staff/mods having the right to edit any posts made by members.
Of course I could be completly wrong, just sounds like it could mean that - I also have no idea what any legal speak means! :)/> I don't think it would be anything creepy tho.
Posted 31 December 2008 - 09:42 AM
When writers submit their work for publication, they usually waive moral rights - because odds are, the work will need to be changed in some way during the publishing process. The same principle is applied here.
The reason for the "attribution" language is because we do not permit identifying materials to be posted on the board - so, if you wanted your full name and address attached to your post, we'd have to say no.
So Hayley is pretty much exactly right - what you post here is still your own. It may be edited or deleted by staff per your agreement with us to follow guidelines, but we won't use it in any other manner without your express permission.
I understand your concern, though. Our TOS in general was drafted by lawyers with the purpose of protection: of you, and of the organization. We will not republish what you write unless you tell us we can.
Posted 31 December 2008 - 09:48 AM
I am glad that you clarified this. I had wondered about it too, but I wasn't so much worried about what the site would do with it as I am about what others who might plagiarize from here might do. I had someone doing a dissertation once ask about using something I had written and it bothered me...I guess there is really no way to control this though.
This post has been edited by sisterinsurvival: 31 December 2008 - 09:49 AM
Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:34 AM