||Legalities, and other information about
With this page, I will try to explain how to submit files, what
I do, as the web master to make the files possible, and what you
as an author, and/or artist can ask me to do to any of your property
- What I do
My job as web master is to make the code that makes the Voretex
possible. I also alter files in some-way so that browsers can display
the files. There is no way around that, but I can do this, without
altering the file in such a way that
destroys the file.
stories, or any written material.
Each written file, will be inserted into a HTML file, that
gives the written material a left and right margin. This also adds
a jump back to the top, my code copyright, my e-mail address in
a mailto, and a copyright signifying your copyrights. I also (If
there is one provided) turn the title, author's name and date of
writing into an title. Your E-mail address will be added or not,
depending on your preferences.
For art work, the only alteration i might do, is reduce the picture
size and to create a thumbnail version of the pic.
All written material must be in something more universal than M$
word. Contrary to Bill Gates teachings, not everyone is using it.
:) ASCII (normal 'plaintext') or WordPerfect 4.2 (Dos) to WordPerfect
6.0 (Dos) is just fine. Pictures - How about just GIF, JPG, or PNG?
If the text is already HTMLed, that's just fine. If you want to
send me an archive, better stick with the standard PKZip. Tar, Stuffit,
or other types of archivers will not be accepted. (The Stuffit or
what ever the Mac uses and TAR may be accepted if I can get a decompressor
for Win95. Help?)
What is not accepted Except for above, the only other thing that
will not be accepted is files with pedophilic, or underage characters.
I'll have to draw the line somewhere so here it is: In stories,
if a character is underage by description, admission of age, or
some age is given for them is below 18 and is involved in an act
that describes sexual actions, or arousal, I cannot add it to the
pages. Pictures will be judged in the same. Sorry for this, but
there is a witchhunt mentality out there, and I will NOT have the
law after me, even if the first amendment allows me to post this.
As the author, and/or artist of any submissions, I give you this.
Most, (read 90%) of pictures are impossible for me to ID, unless
it's signed by you, in fonts I can read. The same goes with stories,
and written material. If there is a way for me to contact you, either
because I have your current e-mail address, your on a MU** I am
on, or can get in touch with you in some other way, I will make
an effort. However if I cannot get ahold of you, I will post your
works here. (Provided it doesn't violate the rules listed above.)
The unwritten rule of the internet is: If it goes electronic, SOMEONE
will copy, and display it somewhere.
Now if you see your works here, you have four rights.
a) You can tell me to yank it, and never repost it again,
b) You can offer me a file that is more to what you wanted
to be posted
c) Send me permission to post anything else of yours I get
d) Send me more of your works. What ever you decide, I will
follow your desires to the letter. No need to get mean, send your
pet lawyer, or throw a fit. I ask that you deal with me directly,
and not throw fits with friends. If you want to alert me now, please
write to me.
Your Rights under the copyright laws
(The following is from the original maintainer of VoreTex, Shadow-Walker)
Due to the petty problems that arose from some stories, I asked
K'has (of FurryMUCK) about what the copyright law says about unsigned
works, who cannot be idenified. (Such as stories, and written material.)
I wrote on Furry:
You quick-mail "K'has, got
a copyright question for you. If a story is posted on the internet,
with no author, no mail
address, nothing to link it
to them, what's the copyright say? Is it in the public domain?"
From: K'has Today at 8:17:22AM
to : Shadow-Walker
Subj: Re: Quick-mail
Technically it's still owned
by whoever made it, but... if it's released that way originally
it's public domain. No ownership can be proved. So, yes, someone
can take it for their own and use it as they liked. They should
do a thorough check of archives, though (some stories may be so
old that information is long gone). Reposting amounts to reprinting,
and if the original owner doesn't object or try to control it, then
yes, it is public domain.