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Blog entry by rhett posted 01-20-2014 11:49 PM 1921 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wasn’t aware posting here gave up rights to content…. I welcome all to check out my new and official blog.

First look at the new blades I am bringing to market in February. If you thought the others were nice, wait till you see these!

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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Greg In Maryland

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 12:17 AM

That’s a bummer Rhett, though I interpret the terms of the service agreement a bit differently. This is the relevant section in the service agreement, Dated September 8, 2008 which governs your content (among others) :

8. CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE, and/or does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available to the Service, you grant, and/or the following world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable: The license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service for the purposes of providing and promoting, and/or Services. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or, and/or removes such Content from the Service.

So you completely own the content, but you permit the use of it for ”...providing and promoting … services.” While “promoting services” is relatively broad, I would hesitate to consider this sufficient license to do what ever they want with your content.

It seems to me the best way to completely ensure that your information is yours (in this context only) would be to reference your personal website, as you just did. The fact that you linked to external content does not grant license to the content

Curious, what leads you to believe that you ”..give up rights to content …”

Good luck with the blog!


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#2 posted 01-22-2014 03:50 AM

Also, if you look at the posting rules- (Bold is my emphasis)

Ownership of Postings
LumberJocks makes no claim of ownership to the postings. Your material remains your property.
You may only post material and content that you own. Posting copyrighted material, trademarks, and other violations of the DMCA is prohibited.
All postings must fit within the guidelines of the site and may be edited by the site’s Moderators, without notice, to fit within the posting rules.
Postings may be used in the LumberJocks’ eMag, and our other newsletters, currently the GardenTenders’ News, as well as the LumberJocks’ Facebook Fan Page.
If a member chooses to leave the site, he/she has the choice of letting the postings remain or be removed.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 01-22-2014 11:48 AM

My legal mumbo jumbo is weak and “rights” probably wasn’t the correct word. Let me rephrase, I am no longer posting blogs to LJ’s, since some of my entries are showing up as blogs on sites, which have nothing to do with woodworking or handplanes.

I’ld prefer not to be associated with blogging on sites I am not affliated or interested in, hence the decision to start a real blog which I have TOTAL control over.

Nothing against this site, as I quite enjoy Lumberjocks. I will probably continue to comment here, just won’t be blogging here.

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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