This is a summary of the old copyright & license declaration for this site, which was in effect prior to 2019-07-10. For the current version, please see copyright.

All material on this site, unless otherwise stated, is copyright © Jon Dowland 2019, all rights reserved.


By submitting a comment on this site, you are agreeing to transfer ownership of your comment to me. The comment is then incorporated into the page to which it references and is covered by the copyright of that page.

This might sound controversial, but my reasoning is thus: I think comments are very important. In some cases, comments might contain corrections or similar material that I would like to incorporate back into the main article. This would be the only practical way to achieve this. I also would like to ensure that I can keep comment material alongside that from which it stems, irrespective of what I might do with that material in the future.

I do not intend to use ownership of a comment to defame or otherwise mis-represent the original author’s opinion, but you only have my word on that.

The only exception to the above rule is comments on this page: if you disagree with this policy then you have the right to comment on this page without transfering ownership of your comment.