The Eclectic Quill

Website of Joshua McGee

Content License

The following terms govern your rights to use content on The Eclectic Quill.  Please read them.


Unless otherwise marked, text in posts, pages, and all comments dated on or after 25 October 2010 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.  Follow that link for the fine print, but, basically, you can use the stuff I've written here in your own work, as long as you say where you got it (name of the site and a URL), unless you are going to try to make money from it, in which case you need to ask for my specific permission first.  All comments prior to 25 October 2010 please consider All Rights Reserved.


Joshua McGee reserves all rights to images used on the site that he designed.  Others' images are sometimes used as well, and the distinction is not always made explicit on the site. attempts to use images in accordance with their licenses and fair use policies.  If you are, or represent, the holder of a copyright, and wish attribution, deletion, or redirection of an <IMG> tag for an image, please contact the site administrator.


People commenting on the site grant full rights to all text submitted to the operator(s) of the site, which is currently just me (Joshua McGee), including the rights to delete, edit, or re-license.  Basically, if you send it, I own it.

Saying this outright is intended to protect me and make things a lot less complicated (especially for my understanding, as I'm not a lawyer), but I'm not intending to be villainous about it.  I'm not trying to steal your stuff or make tons of money off it, and if you ask I will likely edit or remove stuff you've submitted, although I'm not obligated to.  Because when you hit "Submit", you're giving up control over it.  That's true almost everywhere on the Web, even if they don't say it that directly.  This was made explicit on 25 October 2010, and I have really no idea about the rights to stuff submitted before then, although I tend to behave as if I own it.

Any questions?  Let me know!

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