TechWiki talk:Copyrights

Are there any requirements about licensing contributions to the LDSTech Wiki?

I don't know what the license is for info that's already on the wiki. I don't know if there's a default license for stuff here. Comments? What should go in that section? -- Techgurufloyd 05:07, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

The question you are asking above is indeed the heart of the matter. I asked Tom Welch many months ago to clarify this, and I believe he has submitted the question to the Church's legal department, but I have heard no resolution. Although I appreciate you getting this started, the content you added seems to me to be mostly irrelevant to the topic that should be covered. The purpose of the page is to explain the copyright issues for this wiki, not to explain copyright principles. So I really think the bulk of the content of this page is a distraction and should be removed. The page should focus only on the copyright issues for this wiki; for a model, see what was done on the FamilySearch wiki copyright page. I'd love to have a page similar to that one, but the legal department has to sign off on it. -- Aebrown 16:10, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
I should clarify that I am talking only about the Copyrights page in the LDSTech namespace. That page has a very specific purpose: to help users know the copyright status of contributions they make to this wiki, and of wiki information they may want to use elsewhere. However, the content on this page that has been created about basic copyright principles may well belong in the Family Safety section of this wiki to give people guidance on avoiding legal problems when posting content to various sites, or using such content for other purposes. -- Aebrown 16:14, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

OK, so would this go somewhere like: File & music sharing (Family Safety)? Or perhaps somewhere else? If this doesn't go well for the LDSTech:Copyrights page, that's fine. Perhaps just a simple notice instead that says that it is pending legal department direction or something. Perhaps draft it up like we'd like (maybe copy the one from FamilySearch Wiki:Copyrights) and put the draft template on it until it's reviewed by the legal department? Right now, it's just in limbo, I think a draft would be better than nothing. What do you think?
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