UDWiki:Open Discussion/Page ownership and copyrights

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The aim of this discussion is to achieve consensus on the subject of ownership of user-submitted content. The trigger for this discussion was the recent deletions of user pages and current misconduct case.

UDWiki:Copyrights currently states that:

All content on the Urban Dead wiki is owned by the individual user who created it, and may not be reproduced without their express permission.

The Urban Dead Wiki prohibits the usage of copyrighted material in anyway way shape or form without the express consent of the original owner of such material. This includes the usage of logos and other forms of intellectual property.

UDWiki:Copyrights

This could be interpreted to mean that a user could demand that all content which they have submitted be removed from the site, which would obviously have a negative impact on a number of pages if the user was a frequent contributor. I propose adopting Wikipedia's policy on user-submitted content. So that UDWiki:Copyrights reads something along the lines of:

If you contribute text directly to The Urban Dead Wiki, you thereby license it to the public for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA).

You retain copyright to materials you contribute to The Urban Dead Wiki, text and media. Copyright is never transferred to The Urban Dead Wiki. You can later republish and relicense them in any way you like. However, you can never retract or alter the license for copies of materials that you place here; these copies will remain so licensed until they enter the public domain when your copyright expires (currently some decades after an author's death).

The Urban Dead Wiki prohibits the usage of copyrighted material in anyway way shape or form without the express consent of the original owner of such material. This includes the usage of logos and other forms of intellectual property.

Anyway, discuss.--The General T U! P! F! 19:34, 17 May 2011 (BST)

Updated.--The General T U! P! F! 22:37, 17 May 2011 (BST)

Updated to use the CC-BY-SA rather than my own text.--The General T U! P! F! 23:06, 17 May 2011 (BST)

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