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Intellectual Property and Publicity Rights

1133wn is a community built on respect and recognition of artists. We ask, rather we beg, that you remember this when you are posting work on 1133wn. If you make sure that all the works you upload consist of your very own, original ideas and are not infringing on the intellectual property or publicity rights of another, you will help us foster the supportive and creative environment that is 1133wn. AND, besides being counter to all that 1133wn stands for, stealing other people’s work and passing it off as your own is against the law: 

There are several international treaties that relate to intellectual property, but the laws are not uniform across the world. However, generally speaking…

COPYRIGH law protects the expression of an original idea recorded in a tangible form, such as artwork in the form of photographs or paintings and literary works in the form of poems or stories. 

TRADEMARK law protects the use of words, symbols, designs or logos that identify and distinguish a source of goods.

PUBLICITY RIGHTS protect an individual’s name, image and likeness. Basically this means you can’t use someone else’s identity, to your commercial advantage, without their consent.

A NOTE ON FAIR USE:You might be able to incorporate someone else's copyright or trademark into your own work, if you do it in such a way that that is considered "fair use" or in such a way that qualifies as another permissible use. However, please be aware that “fair use” typically applies in limited circumstances and isn’t the same as “freedom of speech”. Quite frankly “fair use” is a difficult concept, even for the experts, and the scope of “fair use” is different in different countries. So even if you think you’ve created a work covered by “fair use” or another permissible use, you should talk to an attorney prior to using it in connection with the 1133wn service. While some uses might appear “fair” or permissible to you, we ask that you understand that 1133wn must act in accordance with its Notice and Takedown procedure when a report has been received. Additionally, certain works may be taken down without a specific report being received if we are otherwise alerted or aware of potential infringement issues.

Ultimately, you take full responsibility for the works you upload and display on 1133wn. This is reflected in the 1133wn User Agreement. Use of the 1133wn website indicates continued acceptance of this Agreement.