Licensing / Copyright
As per the terms of 60Sox, members may only upload content to the site if
they own 100% of it or have express permission to use someone else's work.
(This includes stuff like the backing music track of an animation). If you find
content on the site which you think breeches copyright licencing, we urge you
to advise The 60Sox Team through the Dodgy button which is displayed on each
individual item's display page in the top right corner, or alternatively, you can contact our copyright officer at 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. Please be as specific
as possible when explaining why you think the content in question breeches
copyright and we'll do our best to look into it as soon as possible. Anyone found repeatedly uploading material infringing copyright will have their 60Sox membership cancelled. A simple
rule to follow concerning material that isn't yours - "when in doubt,
leave it out".
As per the Terms of 60Sox, members are forbidden to send or upload anything
abusive, threatening, defamatory, vilifying, harassing, obscene, offensive, or
otherwise wrongful or illegal to the network or to other 60Sox members. 60Sox
has been created as a space where creative people can share ideas, learn new
skills and better their prospects of getting employment in their chosen
creative fields. We are all a big bunch of mates and here to help each other.
The Dodgy button is a precious element of 60Sox. 60Sox is user moderated.
This means the community within 60Sox acts as the arbitrator as to what content
is acceptable on the site. If you find material on 60Sox which you believe is
inappropriate, we urge you to let The 60Sox Team know through the Dodgy button which
you'll find in the top right-hand corner of on the individual item display
page. (Only members of 60Sox can flag an item as inappropriate).
Please be as specific as possible about what you find inappropriate about
the piece of work in question and the 60Sox Team will look into it. We
appreciate your help. If a single item attracts 3 'Dodgy Alerts', an automatic email will be sent to the member in question advising them that the piece is temporarily removed from the live site and the Site Administrators will decide upon the item's appropriateness. If deemed inappropriate, it'll be removed permanently from 60Sox, or if deemed OK, it'll be re-deployed. If a single member has 3 pieces of work removed from 60Sox through this process (as outlined above), the member's account will be reviewed.
Importantly, be careful not to misuse this function. Obviously not all
material across the network will appeal to everyone, so only flag material
which you really have a problem with (not just stuff you don't like).
Default Creative Commons Licence
On 60Sox we have set a default Creative Commons Licence of “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Australia 2.5”. This
licence will be applied to all material uploaded to the network unless the member
selects a different licence for their work. In simple terms this licence means that
people are allowed to copy/remix your work as long as they give you attribution
when they post it publicly again, don’t use it for commercial gain and share it
back with the community under the same licence as they received it.
It is really simple for a member to select a different
licence for their work (including ‘All Rights Reserved’ / ‘100% copyright’)
when they first join the site, at anytime through their profile page and we
check every time a new piece of material is uploaded to the site what licence
the owner would like to apply.
Creative Commons General Info
For those of you who don’t know much about Creative Commons yet, we recommend
you check it out. There are several sites around the world where you can find
out information, but we suggest you start with http://creativecommons.org/ and Australia's very
Creative Commons is a nonprofit that offers a flexible copyright for
creative work. They offer a flexible range of protections and freedoms for
authors and artists. They have built upon the “all rights reserved” of
traditional copyright to create a voluntary “some rights reserved” system.
Because the 60Sox project has several partners, we won’t lay down any
specific opinion about the Creative Commons movement
(we don’t want to talk for others) but the network does endorse its use by creators of all digital media.