Can we post things here and also use it on other sites?

@liquorice (3902)
August 1, 2008 2:41pm CST
I'm asking this because I replied recently to somebody's discussion and I kind of like my reply (I know, I'm just soooo modest, lol!) and would like to also post it on a paid-to-write site, and maybe on my blog as well. Is this allowed? I've had a look at the FAQ and the discussion guidelines and I can't see anything to prevent us sharing our own myLot content between sites. Have I maybe missed something? Is the stuff we publish on myLot copyrighted? Does anyone know if this would be allowed?
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@ruby222 (4848)
1 Aug 08
Ive never given it a thought!!but im sure that we cant put the same posts on different sites surely?or lol maybe I have it all very wrong and we can,but im sure there willl be someone who will come along soon and tell us whether we are right or wrong!!im sure that there are some sites that you cant use the post/writing anywhere else,or they will remove you from the site.
@liquorice (3902)
1 Aug 08
Thanks for your answer ruby. Yes, I know that Reviewstream is very strict about us not putting the reviews that we post there (in part or in full) anywhere else on the internet. I believe you can get banned from there if you break this rule. However, other sites like Associated Content, Helium and Triond don't mind if you post your content on multiple sites. That's what made me wonder about myLot. I'm not sure which of these categories it falls into! As I can't find any restriction I thought maybe it's ok, but I don't want to do it without knowing for sure...
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@ruby222 (4848)
1 Aug 08
I know so little about Associated content ,Triond and Helium ,yet ive heard them all mentioned on MYLOT,the problem is having time to look them up and find whatr they are all about.
@liquorice (3902)
2 Aug 08
Yes, I agree. It's hard to get time to read about them, let alone actually post anything there! I will manage it one day though, lol!
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
1 Aug 08
11a of the T&C here: myLot does not claim any ownership rights in the text, works of authorship, photos, or any other materials that you post to the myLot website. After posting to the myLot website, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such content, and you continue to have the right to use your content in any way you choose. So, yes, you can. I'd check the T&C of the site you're planning to post it to, though. AssociatedContent allows nonexclusive publishing rights, so you can post it there if you haven't elsewhere, and mark it as such. Triond only accepts exclusive articles. Helium allows you retain rights to publish material like here, and are fine with you publishing stuff that's been elsewhere if you're the owner. YMMV with other sites.
@liquorice (3902)
2 Aug 08
Thanks a lot for finding out this information. I didn't even think to look at the T&Cs, as they're so hidden away (at the bottom of the page via the blue link that says "terms"). I'm glad that we can use this content elsewhere as far as myLot is concerned. It seems that I'm incorrect about saying that AC, Triond and Helium don't mind if you publish content included on their sites elsewhere, I must've understood it wrongly. I will check the rules before using these sites. Thanks for clarifying. (By the ways, what does YMMV mean?)
@sconibear (8005)
• United States
1 Aug 08
good question, after reading your discussion i read over the FAQs and also looked at "legal" and i don't see anything that says MyLot takes ownership or copyrights what you write. so, as long as YOU wrote it, or if somebody else wrote it and you get their permission, i don't see any problems posting somewhere else. sometimes if i come across something funny or interesting on MyLot, i'll e-mail the page to friends and i'm not in jail yet.
@liquorice (3902)
2 Aug 08
Lol, , glad to hear you're not sending this from your prison cell. Thanks for helping to research this for me. It sounds as if you're right and that we can post stuff from myLot elsewhere on the internet.
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Yeah, I've moved stuff from Helium to AC before now, simply because it then earns on both. Oh, and Your Mileage May Vary ;)