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PBailey
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Semi-free copyright Reply with quote

Hello,

I want to copyright my script (website program) so it's free for non commercial use. I think this is called semi-free. Do i need to write a copyright or do i need to get a lawyer to? I don't want to use a lawyer because it's more of an experiment than a business move.

If anyone has an example of this type of copyright i'd be grateful.

Peter
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aspects such as 'free for non-commercial use' refer to how you licence your work.

There is no need to get a lawyer for this, I would simply go to http://creativecommons.org/license/ and use their online licence generator to create on for you.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you write your copyright notice you could just write something like
'Permission granted to reproduce for personal and educational use only. Commercial copying, hiring, lending is prohibited.'
(I nabbed this from http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/copyright/p03_copyright_notices which is a handy factsheet).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, i actually use creative commons for my articles but it's not what i'm looking for as i might want to sell it to those using it commercially. But the help page was useful.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Creative Commons do supply licenses that only allow free non-commercial use. I think it just depends on the options you select.
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