Copyright/IP Policy

Copyright & Intellectual Property

This article is to help you to understand intellectual property (IP). We respect the intellectual property of others and expect that you do the same. This article is aimed at helping you to respect the copyright and IP of others.

The Basics

Intellectual property is a complex area of the law and covers a whole range of things like copyright, trademarks, design, patents, design and moral rights among others! There are many misconceptions surrounding the use of works which are protected by intellectual property rights. As an author, your main intellectual property areas to understand will be copyright and trademarks.

Decompiling: You’re not allowed to submit content that has been decompiled or otherwise reconstructed from another work (even if that work is your own). For example: You cannot decompile a Flash file and reuse it. Unfortunately we are unable to tell the origins of a decompiled file and apply a general rule that if a work looks as though it is decompiled (even if the work from which it is decompiled is your own) we will reject it because of the risk of it being an unauthorised decompilation. If it is your own work you should be able to recreate it.

Government or military property: You’re not allowed to submit any content that uses in whole or in part government or military property. You cannot submit a work that contains a reproduction of an existing coat of arms, Government seal or military insignia. This restriction does not apply to coats of arms, seals or insignia which you have created.

Intellectual Property is important so all your content will need to be original and creative enough to make it past our reviewers and onto our website. If you still have any questions about this article, please contact us.