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This is improperly written as it does not include the Author as the Owner of the material and that they may transfer their material to wherever they desire.Copyright Notice
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IF this is indeed what this means, this certainly isn't going to work for several posters.If you post material on the board you transfer Copyright to the NAWCC and the Message Board.
I think in most cases, if not all, they were copied and protected elsewhere.I think the current language in the rule may have arisen from the observation that whole threads have been copied from this message board and posted elsewhere.
These new rules do not apply to this current board, right? I know I never knowingly gave consent to this organization to hold the copyrights to my images nor content of postings.
Will there be a place to "opt out" of migrating current posts where copyright laws are not infringed, to the new board where these copyrights are stripped?
As a professional photographer, I value the copyrights to my images. I have posted hundreds of images here. They are all hosted elsewhere, but this rule and this discussion scares the heck out of me. I have gladly granted permission for the NAWCC to use my images in their publications many times over the years. However, I would urge the NAWCC to be very careful of publishing or repurposing any of my images without my expressed written permission, whether I have posted/hosted them here or somewhere else.Originally posted by Tom McIntyre:
I have asked the authors to comment on this thread.
Just a technical point, but the reference to an item that is elsewhere would not constitute publishing it here as I read the language. Thus a picture hosted elsewhere would not transfer the image. An image that was uploaded would be transferred I believe.
In general items posted here become threads that contain contributions by many authors. I am not sure how anyone except the NAWCC could assert ownership of one of the threads or copyright of it.
Posted January 01, 2007 12:44 Hide Post
Thanks Terry, but so far I have been unable to acceess that material. I have tried unsuccessfully to register and log in. Is it possible for you to copy and paste the information over to here? - Mike
Posts: 126 | Location: Mass. | Registered: June 18, 2005
Although I understand the reasons for the NAWCC to wish to copyright the material posted on its message boards, I have a problem ceding the rights to my material, as posted on the NAWCC message board, to the NAWCC. Should I develop an explanation of a topic for use on the NAWCC message board, I would not wish to have to re-work it in order to use it elsewhere. Similarly, should I create a picture and post it (for whatever reason) on the NAWCC message board, I would not want to have to re-make the picture to use it elsewhere.If you post material on the board you transfer Copyright to the NAWCC and the Message Board.
Clearly you can create another expression in a different place but you could not, for instance, cut and paste the contents from here to another location or publication. The reason you can create another expression is that you cannot plagiarize yourself.
You are certainly free to disagree with the statement and might decide not to post with this copyright contract in place. If enough people share that position, the rule might be changed.