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Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd)

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The inquiry

The New Jersey DX Association sent an inquiry about taking content from this site and publishing it elsewhere.  This was not a “fair use” request but  a request to take the entire content of  a few articles on this site and publish it elsewhere such as on a web site or in a club newsletter.

Section 102(a) of the Copyright Act

Copyright protection subsists in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.  ( http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html )

New Media – New Rules

By default all original works are copyright by the author – no special action needs to be taken – “all rights reserved”.  Another option is to release original content into the public domain.  The new media and the internet deserves some new copyright considerations.  Enter Creative Commons

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons essentially acknowledges that there are many alternatives on the spectrum between default copyright law, “all rights reserved,” and dedicating your work to the public domain, where “no rights are reserved.”

Creative Commons License Conditions

Creators choose a set of conditions they wish to apply to their work.

Attribution Attribution You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and derivative works based upon it — but only if they give credit the way you request.
Share Alike Share Alike You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.
Noncommercial Noncommercial You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work — and derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only.
No Derivative Works No Derivative Works You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based on it.

Using Content from this site – the bottom line

Of couse you can make fair use:

The Fair Use section of U.S. Copyright law, Section 107, reads as follows

…the fair use of a copyrighted work… for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

 You can take complete articles or postings  from this site as long as you:

  1. Make the attribution cited below
  2. You must use the content for non-commercial use only
  3. You must use the content verbatim – you can not alter it in any way
  4. You must display the URL to the Creative Commons license under which you obtained the content (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)

The attribution must read:
This article originally appeared on https://frrl.wordpress.com on MMM DD, YYYY

Where MMM DD, YYYY can be found as part of the URL that contains the content

Special considerations

No Derivative Works No Derivative Works You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based on it.

Many of the purely technical articles on this site could be “shovel ready” content for a Amateur Radio Club newsletter or web site.  There are some articles that contain technical content with heavy commentary and opinion.

If you want to “distribute, display, or perform” altered or derivative works based on articles on this site you will require permission.  Please use the Contact Us page on this site for any inquiry on using other than verbatim copies of articles on this site.

Click this for the license under which yo may use this sites content  – http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Click this for the full legal code – http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode

This is an inline copy of license under which you may use content from this site

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Resources

http://www.newmediarights.org/issue_center/creative_commons
http://creativecommons.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons
http://www.copyright.gov/

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

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Written by frrl

April 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm

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