Copyright Rules?

lexical lexical
Hey there!

I was just thinking about contributing to a co-worker's toy review blog and maybe helping to flesh it out with some of the reviews I have already completed. I also was thinking about posting my future reviews both on EF and on her blog (without utilizing the off-site review program, since it is not actually my blog.) Is that ethical/legal?

Once my review is posted on EdenFantasys is it still legally mine to do with what I will?
07/25/2011
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Quote:
Originally posted by lexical
Hey there!

I was just thinking about contributing to a co-worker's toy review blog and maybe helping to flesh it out with some of the reviews I have already completed. I also was thinking about posting my future reviews both on EF and on ... More
I'd be interested to hear the response on this. My guess is that the submitted review becomes property of Eden. Probably a summary on the blog with link to the full review on Eden would be ok. It would be interesting to hear from a staff member on this.
07/25/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I'm pretty sure the answer is "no."

Reposting - Review Program Guidelines

However, do not post the text from the review; posting duplicate content is detrimental to our (and your) web status because it is technologically interpreted as plagiarism - no matter how it is cited. You may post a few sentences leading into the link...
07/25/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Copying and pasting is going to get you in trouble, however if you do take the time to rewrite the review, that's ok. I've done that personally, and I've seen it done by a few other people as well. If you don't think you can do a full review that's different enough from your original one on Eden, you can absolutely do a short blurb with a link to your onsite review.
07/25/2011
lexical lexical
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I'm pretty sure the answer is "no."

Reposting - Review Program Guidelines

However, do not post the text from the review; posting duplicate content is detrimental to our (and your) web status because it is technologically ... More
Oh, thank you! I read through the review program guidelines, but not the off-site ones. Duh.
07/25/2011
lexical lexical
I'm still confused, though. If it's text that I wrote, doesn't it belong to me? No matter where it's published? For example, I had poems published in a literary magazine recently. My poems still belong to me, not the lit mag, no?

I understand that EF would prefer if people didn't re-post their reviews elsewhere. So, here's my current plan, either way. The site I would be posting reviews on only requires three paragraphs. So I'll summarize the review in three paragraphs and provide a link back to the full review. Will that work?
07/25/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm 99% sure that if you write a review and submit it to Eden, it belongs to Eden Fantasys. I'd assume video reviews are the same as well...unless they have a copyright or are in "fair use".

You can check out the terms and conditions at the link at the bottom of most every page.
07/25/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Copying and pasting is going to get you in trouble, however if you do take the time to rewrite the review, that's ok. I've done that personally, and I've seen it done by a few other people as well. If you don't think you can do a ... More
What about if s/he joins the Ambassador program?

That would allow the review to be linked to the friend's blog, but I am not sure if it has to be your own blog.


You could have her link to Eden on her blog, shoot set her up with her own Ambassador account?

And yes, when you submit a review to Eden (assignments for sure, not sure about the voluntary ones) you agree that it becomes their property. It does say so somewhere on them, I have seen it several times.
07/25/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Copying and pasting is going to get you in trouble, however if you do take the time to rewrite the review, that's ok. I've done that personally, and I've seen it done by a few other people as well. If you don't think you can do a ... More
Hey Sam, I know that with some of the on-line magazines I write for they allow copy and pasting as long as you add a link back to the original article with link back credit. Do you think Eden would be open to that? Just curious.
07/25/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Hey Sam, I know that with some of the on-line magazines I write for they allow copy and pasting as long as you add a link back to the original article with link back credit. Do you think Eden would be open to that? Just curious.
In that case the little blurb with the link back is what we ask for, at least as far as I'm aware. You could copy one paragraph in quotes and say "to read the rest click here" or something like that.
07/26/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Quote:
Originally posted by lexical
I'm still confused, though. If it's text that I wrote, doesn't it belong to me? No matter where it's published? For example, I had poems published in a literary magazine recently. My poems still belong to me, not the lit mag, ... More
No, it no longer belongs to you unless you have a copyright on it. If you have a copyright on it, you still grant Edenfantasys full licensing and sublicensing rights on your review.
09/25/2011
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