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  1. Nick Rosener
    May 17, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    Thanks so much for this write up! I think it’s definitely time for some TOS on Tech Nick.

    I’ve got a question regarding this quote: “Otherwise, you may be risking a law suit for facilitating the violation of your users’ copyrights,” in your section on Consider Your Timing.

    What would be the incentive behind such a law suit? Isn’t it your own copyright that would be violated?

  2. Kelcey Patrick-Ferree
    May 17, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    Nick, glad you found the information useful!

    If a website has only the owner’s material on it, the owner wouldn’t have to worry about anyone else’s rights (but it’s rare to have only the site owner’s content on a site–e.g., who owns any photographs?). I was referring to sites that allow users to post content, such as Etsy. If an Etsy shop owner didn’t want his or her photos to be shared, but Etsy was sharing them anyway without sharing-friendly Terms of Use, the shop owner might have incentive to sue.

  3. Nick Rosener
    May 20, 2012 @ 3:25 am

    Ah! That makes much more sense. Thanks.