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posted by Woods on Thursday May 15 2014, @11:11PM   Printer-friendly
from the content-of-this-article-is-SFW dept.

In the beginning, pop culture wiki TV Tropes licensed its content with the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license for free content.

When Google pulled out its AdSense revenue because of... let's call it NSFW fan fiction, TV Tropes changed its guidelines to forbid tropes about mature content. In response to this move, two forks were eventually created. The admins disliked this move so much that they changed its license notice to the Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike version, despite their site not having requested copyright rights from their users. Only later they added a clause to their Terms of use page requiring all contributors to grant the site irrevocable, exclusive ownership of their edits.

I suppose the morale of the story is, if you contributed to TV Tropes before summer 2012, you should know they're distributing your content under a license that you didn't give them permission to use.

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  • (Score: 1) by NowhereMan on Saturday May 17 2014, @07:56PM

    by NowhereMan (3980) on Saturday May 17 2014, @07:56PM (#44694)

    Okay you got me, so I missed one. For the record I don't just rely on my spell checker I have 2 dictionaries on the shelf next to me and I use them often. In this case I just didn't notice I chose the wrong spelling in my haste to send the comment.

  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Sunday May 18 2014, @02:08PM

    by mcgrew (701) <> on Sunday May 18 2014, @02:08PM (#44868) Homepage Journal

    Meh, it happens. Typos often get past professional editors and proofreaders.

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