We’ve been having a behind-the-scenes debate at Troppo for some time regarding the copyright claims for material published here. The site has had a standard copyright notice since its inception way back in 2002. However, I have intended for ages to move to a Creative Commons licence which freely allows republication of material with attribution for non-commercial purposes.
As an erstwhile law student, Jacques felt that we couldn’t impose a Creative Commons licence on authors of existing posts and comments without their express permission. Nicholas and I have a rather more relaxed view about it. We think it’s highly unlikely that Troppo authors or commenters will object to Creative Commons terms, and if anyone does then they can contact us and we’ll simply remove their posts or comments. Go and have a look at the new copyright notice and the Creative Commons licence to which it refers, and contact us if you have a problem with it.
Edit by Jacques: I’ve changed the links to point to a license specifically geared to Australian copyright law.