- Material posted on MSW shall not be shared with other forums in any manner. This includes but is not limited to the information being made visible to members of another forum or to the public on another forum or to the staff of another forum by any means.
- Screen shots of material posted to MSW shall not be shared with other forums. This includes but is not limited to the information being made visible to members of another forum or to the public on another forum or to the staff of another forum by any means.
NRG / MSW POLICY ON COPYRIGHTED INFORMATION AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
If you don't own it, or you didn't take the photo yourself........seek permission to post it.
Or don't post it....
Please give the photo owner credit and post where you got the image from.... If it has a watermark....don't post it unless you include a few words on how you have received permission to post it.
If you spot a post that looks like a copyright was violated...please report the post so a moderator can take a look at it.
Please don’t copy and paste photos from other sites without doing your due diligence first.
Thank You very much in advance.......repeat offenders will be warned....additional warnings can result in the banning of the offender.
Additionally, using photos or text under the term “free use” still requires one to attribute the source and to respect the copyright owner’s wishes for materials not to be used if they have stated here that they do not want their materials used.
These are not legal issues to be debated – they are the rules of the MSW Forum.
I hope this settles the issue. All written work, drawings and photographs are considered copyrighted upon their creation and posting them on MSW does not constitute giving up ownership of the copyright.
Again - no need for amateur or real lawyers - these are the rules here.
Kits/Plans/Parts: If a company/individual is known to have pirated either plans or designs from another source in order to profit from the original author's work...stolen really. Use of those plans, kits or parts is prohibited on MSW. Promotion of those pirated plans and or kits and or companies that sell them is also prohibited, whether on MSW or anywhere else. If you are building one of these pirated kits on another site, you will still lose your privileges here on MSW. No links may be posted to sites that sell or promote pirated products unless approved by admin.
Thank You very much in advance.......repeat offenders will be warned....or worse. If you are found to be building, buying, praising any pirated kit/company from the list of banned MFG's, or promoting the advancement of listed companies and individuals you will be promptly banned from MSW. Don't even bring it up! If you have a different opinion about this, it is not one that we share and you can no longer be an MSW member.
Should anyone disagree with this please send Chuck (ADMIN) a PM. No public scrutiny or anything.....but we will simply agree to part ways. I can remove you from this forum and all will be forgotten in short order.
But these are the rules and viewpoint of MSW/NRG and we have every right to not allow anyone on the site who doesn't share our values and ethics towards pirating...you are more than welcome to do it elsewhere. So make a choice....please respect the rules or you will lose your privileges to continue on as a member of MSW.
Here is the list of crooked ship model MFGs banned from MSW as mentioned above
woodenkit (Russian MFG)
Dry Dock Models & Parts (Canada) - selling for companies that pirate.