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[liberationtech] Networking Democracy? New Media Innovations in Participatory Politics - Cluj, Romania
gelman at stanford.edu
Sat Feb 13 11:20:30 PST 2010
This is a bigger set of issues than the question you originally
asked. The author of any work (including comments on a napkin) holds
the full copyright in their work unless they relinquished some or all
of their rights. You are really asking about any implied license
granted to publishers/editors to do certain things in the absence of
any explicit license. I'm happy to discuss this more with you off list.
On Feb 13, 2010, at 10:24 AM, Allen Yu wrote:
> So I guess any blogger has the right to demand their comments / posts
> be taken down at any time's notice? What if website owners decide to
> censor part of the comments / posts of a blogger for aesthetic or
> profanity reasons - would the owners need permission? What if a blog
> changes its format - for example its url - or maybe name - would the
> blog owner need to seek the permission from all authors or risk
> copyright violation?
> I don't think there has been case on this. The reason I am asking
> this is because a group of us used to run a blog. We invited people
> all over to submit articles and comments for publication. However,
> the group have decided to go our separate ways. The old blog will run
> for a while but soon be taken down. A subset of the group will start
> a new blog - starting with the base of the old blog. But we were
> wondering: do we have a right to move the content to the new blog?
> Who owns the content anyways? In the old blog, we didn't have an
> explicit copyright statement. In the new one, we will!
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Lauren Gelman <gelman at stanford.edu>
>> The author of the post holds copyright in their work. Copyright
>> affixes to
>> any content whether there is a notice or not, giving the author the
>> protection of the law.
>> On Feb 13, 2010, at 1:06 AM, Allen Yu wrote:
>>> This is sort of off-topic, but I was wondering if anyone can point
>>> to law concerning who has the rights to the content on a blog that
>>> open for all to write and comment in... when there is no copyright
>>> notice anywhere on the blog.
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>> Lauren Gelman
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