This policy is valid effective July 7, 2008
Except where noted, most of the textual content on this site is original, written by me, Frederick Ding. However, quotes and comments are authored by others, and are used according to the following guidelines:
- Quotes and comments should be credited when displayed; however, some short phrases, when quoted, may appear without visible attribution.
- Quotes without visible attribution in a form similar to “Credit: __” or “By __” may appear hyperlinked or in close proximity to a hyperlink which indicates the source of the quote.
- Comment authors retain all copyrights when writing comments.
See the licensing section below for information about how you can use textual content from this site elsewhere.
Screenshots and photos appear on this site, some of which are created by me, and others which have been found on other sites. I tend to follow these guidelines:
- Creative Commons-licensed images are hyperlinked or attributed with a hyperlink, or the source is acknowledged with a credit line.
- Images from other sources used without a license are displayed under Fair Use (U.S. copyright law) and Fair Dealing (Canadian copyright law). Fair Dealing is defined as a use which falls into the categories “research, private study, criticism, review or news reporting” and meets other guidelines as set out by the courts. Not all such images are attributed.
- Screenshots may contain images from copyrighted software. Such inclusions are hardly avoidable and should not infringe upon the copyright of the software creators.
- All graphic/image creators retain all copyrights except when the work is in the public domain.
Moving Images / Videos
Screencasts on this site (however rare) are my own creation. However, many of the videos on this site have been created (at least in part) by others, and are used in accordance with the following guidelines:
- Creative Commons-licensed videos that are embedded on this site may have been transformed from their original form through media transcoding software. Such videos may also have been uploaded to sites such as Blip.tv, in doing so sub-licensing some rights. In accordance with Creative Commons licence requirements, the creators are attributed with a credit line and/or hyperlink.
- Some of the videos on the site contain content for which others have licensed or assigned rights to me. For instance, the producer of the StuCo video has given me the right to publish and redistribute the work.
- Some of the videos on the site are embedded from YouTube or other video-sharing sites like Vimeo, where the video itself does not carry an apparent licence but the creator has licensed the video-sharing sites to sub-license, which thus enables me to legally embed their content. I do not make copies of, nor do I “redistribute”, per se, their content.
- All video creators retain all copyrights except when the work is in the public domain.
If you would like to dispute the copyright status of any item on this blog — for instance, to claim your copyright and to use your rights to remove your content from this site (cease & desist order), you should contact me first before resorting to less meaningful action. I am sure that I will comply in most instances.
If I am in doubt as to the validity of your claim or the legality of your request for removal, I will seek legal advice before taking action. If I am sure that you are not the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the onwer, or if I am convinced that my use of your content legally complies with Fair Dealing in Canada, I will refuse to cooperate.
Since this policy comes into effect July 7, 2008 and I have certainly created or posted content from before that date, I can only apply these licensing terms to content created/posted after its effect. However, all content is still subject to copyright law and the Fair Use / Fair Dealing aspects — thus, you may still quote or use short sections of my content for “research, private study, criticism, review, or news reporting”.
All textual content posted after July 7, 2008 shall be released under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada Licence. However, since I do not own the copyright of comments and quotes and other works by others, attribution for those items should be given to their copyright owners & creators, not to this blog.
Under this licence, you will be able to:
- Remix (adapt, quote, use any part of the work)
- Share (copy, transmit, redistribute)
You may not claim the work as your own, and must provide attribution to me — Frederick Ding.
Frederick’s Timelog by Frederick Ding is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license are outlined on this page, and can be requested by contacting Frederick Ding.
The licensing of images is done on an individual basis; where those images are available on Flickr, licensing information will be displayed on the corresponding page on Flickr’s site. Unless the image is specifically licensed, you should assume that all rights are reserved. However, you have the right to use the content under Fair Use / Fair Dealing.
For images by others, I cannot grant anyone any rights to the content.
Moving Images / Videos
As is the case with images, the licensing of videos is done on a case-by-case basis; where those videos are available on Blip.tv, licensing information will be displayed on the video’s page on Blip.tv’s site. Unless the video is specifically licensed and the licensing information is shown in the video or on its page, you should assume that all rights are reserved. However, you may use the content (embedding and/or downloading) under Fair Use / Fair Dealing.
I reserve the right to prevent my work from being used in connection with any product, service, organization, message, person, or other cause. I also retain all moral rights associated with my content.
To request permissions beyond the scope of the Creative Commons licences, you need to contact me.