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Update on "Who owns my MathOverflow posts?"

Your post is not a tangible thing, and bears no concept of a single “owner” who could decide anything and everything concerning the post. Rather, there are multiple rights associated with the post ...
Emil Jeřábek's user avatar
34 votes

What to do when a post contains a "suspicious" link (possibly with copyrighted material)?

This is an answer as a private member of MO, without my moderator hat on. I'll admit I've never understood the argument that there could be something wrong with linking; the internet is a big scary ...
Kim Morrison's user avatar
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What to do when a post contains a "suspicious" link (possibly with copyrighted material)?

The OCILLA (part of DMCA) already specifies a process (notice and takedown) that takes care of these issues. This process also removes from us the burden of determining whether a particular link is ...
Dmitri Pavlov's user avatar
12 votes
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Has word "mathoverflow" trademark?

A trademark infringement occurs when unauthorized use of a trademark (or a substantially similar mark, like a distinctive logo or motto) happens in the same domain of operation as the original. In the ...
François G. Dorais's user avatar
10 votes

Does MathOverflow help people get past paywalls?

As Alec Rhea suggests, MathOverflow the corporation and MathOverflow the forum have no stance (and should have no stance) officially on defeating paywalls. It is hard for MathOverflow the community ...
Gerhard Paseman's user avatar
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Is this a site content rip-off? Did I report it correctly?

Your report did come through, yes. And you did report it correctly, yes. The reply you got back, while canned, isn't automated. So someone did look at the report — in this case, it appears to be a ...
JNat's user avatar
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Copyright of MathOverflow logo?

There is neither an officially claimed copyright or trademark on the MathOverflow icons or logos. That said, we would really like anyone who intends to use it to explain their proposed use (here on ...
Kim Morrison's user avatar
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2 votes

Has word "mathoverflow" trademark?

I am neither a lawyer nor an official representative of MathOverflow. My opinion is that this will cause more problems than it will solve. Suppose someone posts something defamatory on your website. ...
Gerhard Paseman's user avatar
2 votes

What to do when a post contains a "suspicious" link (possibly with copyrighted material)?

It seems that the answer can be found on the legal page of MO; for your convenience, let me quote the relevant paragraph concerning copyrighted material: "Using copyrighted material does not ...
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Regarding a deleted post

You can’t copyright an idea, only a text. Posting something here has a copyright effect on the specific text you post, but a paper with the same ideas (but presumably a lot more exposition) would not ...
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