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Last updated 02.10.2023
This comprehensive copyright policy is applicable across all MoreThanDigital services including, but not limited to, our publication platform MoreThanDigital.info,
General Copyright Provisions
1. User-Generated Content
Across our diverse platforms, users can create posts, publish ideas, and connect with others to exchange knowledge. Each user is responsible for the content they post and should own the rights to or have permission to use and share said content. Any violation of intellectual property rights will result in the removal of the infringing content, and the user may face additional penalties or restrictions.
2. Expert Contributions
Experts contributing articles, media, and other materials must ensure that their contributions do not infringe upon the rights of any third party. Experts should cite sources appropriately and obtain permission for the use of copyrighted materials.
3. Content Across Platforms
For services like MoreThanDigital Insights, MoreThanDigital Academy, and TechValley, where proprietary content, tools, and analyses are offered, MoreThanDigital retains all rights to the content provided. Unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution of the content is strictly prohibited, and violators will be pursued legally.
General User License
By posting content on MoreThanDigital’s platforms, users grant MoreThanDigital a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use, modify, distribute, and display the content.
Rights Transfer and Content Modifications
When authors publish their contributions on any MoreThanDigital platform, the rights to the content are automatically transferred to MoreThanDigital, serving as a legal safeguard due to the rights and obligations assumed by MoreThanDigital upon publishing. This practice aligns with standard protocols in the media and publishing industry.
Despite the transfer of rights, the content remains the intellectual property of the author. The author retains the moral rights to be identified as the author of the work.
Any modifications made by MoreThanDigital to an author’s text will be minimal, typically limited to keyword adjustments, correction of minor errors, or deletion of content with an advertising nature. All content changes or adjustments will be discussed and agreed upon with the author in advance, ensuring that the integrity of the author’s original work is maintained.
Easy explanation: The rights transfer is a necessary legal protocol that does not infringe upon the author’s intellectual ownership of the content. It primarily ensures that MoreThanDigital can fulfill its publishing obligations without legal impediments, and it does not permit unauthorized use or significant alteration of the original content by MoreThanDigital or any third parties.
MoreThanDigital.info Open Access Policy
The publication platform MoreThanDigital.info operates under an open-access policy, allowing immediate access to its content on the principle that freely available research and knowledge support greater global knowledge exchange.
Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles or use them for any other lawful purpose, without requiring prior permission from the publisher or the author, provided the source is appropriately cited.
This platform is licensed by Creative Commons Attribution International CC-BY, aligning with the BOAI definition of open access and is compatible with most open access and archiving policies.
Actions and Repercussions for Copyright Violations
Any users found to be violating these copyright provisions will face repercussions including but not limited to:
- Immediate removal of infringing content.
- Restriction or termination of access to MoreThanDigital services.
- Legal action for damages and/or an injunction to prevent further violations.
Reporting Copyright Infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on any MoreThanDigital platform in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide MoreThanDigital’s Copyright Agent with the following information:
- Description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
- A description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the site.
- Your contact information, including address, telephone number, and email address.
- A statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the information provided in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
MoreThanDigital takes claims of copyright infringement seriously and will respond promptly to notices of alleged infringement that are reported to MoreThanDigital’s designated Copyright Agent.
Warranty and Liability
MoreThanDigital makes no warranties regarding the legality, validity, accuracy, or reliability of user-posted content. MoreThanDigital will not be liable for any damages, including loss of profits, arising out of copyright infringements committed by users.
Acknowledgment and Consent
Users must acknowledge they have read, understood, and agreed to this Copyright Policy before posting content on MoreThanDigital’s platforms. Users consent to adhere to all the conditions outlined herein.
Modifications to Copyright Policy
MoreThanDigital reserves the right to modify this Copyright Policy at any time. Users are encouraged to review this policy periodically to stay informed of any changes.
This policy ensures that all content across MoreThanDigital’s platforms is used lawfully and ethically, respecting the rights of content creators while facilitating the open exchange of knowledge where applicable.