- May 30, 2006
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I agree they need the license. You retain copyright which is what you want.
On the licensing issue: I want to once again point out that such a clause is what allows this site to host your content. If you didn't grant them a license to show your work to others, they wouldn't legally be able to do so. Having this license be permanent means that they aren't forced to delete posts after a certain period of time. The only potential issue is the irrevocable one, but that is bypassed by simply deleting your posts. I agree that changes to the policy at least should require notice, though.
We've been over this, but I'll try to simply explain this again.I agree they need the license. You retain copyright which is what you want.
In light of this site having been monetized and it functioning as a business, like his other site(s), what could possibly constitute a non-commercial purpose in his use of members' content?It seems apparent that Edward has absolutely no intention of addressing these concerns. He is not an active member of archBoston. He's a business owner. Still, I believe the fix is a fairly simple one. Something to the effect of:
You are granting us with a non-exclusive, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content for non-commercial purposes in connection with the archBoston.com forums. You retain copyright over the Content.
These terms may be changed at any time. Notice of any change will be given under the Board Issues and Announcements subforum on archBoston.com. You may opt out of any changes by deleting your account.