Semi-free copyright

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Semi-free copyright

Post by PBailey » Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:52 pm

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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Post by Sherif » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:58 pm

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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Post by Sherif » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:01 pm

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/copyr ... ht_notices which is a handy factsheet).

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Post by PBailey » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:50 pm

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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Post by CopyrightAid » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:40 am

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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