The Quill Guild
First of all, please note that this document does not constitute an interpretation of the law, but is only a general description that should help you understand what content is accepted within the The Quill Guild - knowledge of the text from this website is not required if you know and understand the general accepted norms of drawing inspiration from other people's work without breaking the law. It's worth reading the entire page when you want to learn more. If you have any doubts, ask a specialist, i.e. a lawyer, for advice.
The The Quill Guild page displays photographs - some of them do not require any explanation regarding copyright, as the copyright belongs to the creators of the The Quill Guild page or was purchased and downloaded from photo banks. This means that they may be displayed within the website in a manner deemed appropriate by its creators, but may not be reproduced, copied or redistributed in any form.
The website also includes other photographs, e.g. next to the authors of the quotes, as on the page with Vincent van Gogh's quotes. These are photos for which copyright information is provided on the same subpage where the photos are displayed. Most often, these are photos taken from Wikipedia, but this is not the rule. Before using photos on your website, please read the copyright information.
You can add two different photos to your page: your avatar (which is also an icon) and your photo on your profile page. Remember that you may be asked about the copyright to these photographs by the website administrator, a third party or the relevant law enforcement authorities. If it turns out that you do not have such rights, the copyright owner may want to prove this, e.g. in court. There is a very simple way to avoid similar unpleasantness: just add photos to the website that you are the author of and if they depict people, they have given their consent to the use of their image in writing, e.g. for purposes such as publishing the photo on the Internet.
On this page, we first describe the photo copyright situation because it seems more obvious to many. The situation is similar with texts - copyright to texts (stories, novels, poems) is held by their owner (e.g. author, publisher). A blog entry also has its own author, who owns the copyright. When adding content to the The Quill Guild page, make sure that these are your own texts. As in the case of photographs, when reproducing all or parts of someone else's texts, the owner may claim copyright.
The person who added them is responsible for the content added to the website (texts or photos). It is important that if you add someone else's texts, you cannot rule out that they will not be found by their author, who may want to prove his rights. Therefore, make sure that the text is your own.
Adding all or part of someone else's work - including: an aphorism, a poem, a blog entry, a magazine article, a book review, a text from graffiti on a wall, another text from this website - is the appropriation of someone else's work.
You may be wondering how we collect quotations from different authors here, in different quantities - after all, these are also texts whose creators cannot in any way be the authors or copyright holders.
Under copyright law, it is possible to quote, so a quote is a fragment of someone else's work that has been used in a larger work. It can be the motto of a book (one author quotes another in the introduction as a motto - this is allowed). You can use quotations when writing a paper (e.g. a Polish language essay or a high school final exam paper). It is important that a fragment of someone else's work does not constitute another work, but is only a - often small - part of it. This work is therefore something else in itself, it is based on a quote, it explains something with a quote, but it is not the whole thing - we are talking about a completely separate work that contains a fragment of another work.
On the The Quill Guild website, we meet the condition of creating a separate work, because the collection of quotations itself, the mechanism of displaying them and collecting them into subpages of specific authors and thematic categories, as well as notebooks or discussions held under the quotations (in short: this entire website) is a work. As part of this piece entitled The Quill Guild quotes have been used, maintaining the form of a quote - each quote is properly marked.
Remember that you add separate songs to the website, and each of them is signed with your nickname. That's why it's so important to make sure that you're adding content that you're the author of.
We ask you through this document to enjoy using The Quill Guild. Let it be pure pleasure of collecting your own thoughts, poems or stories, adding quotes from books or commenting on them by writing reviews. Not all of these activities will be free from doubts as to the infringement of someone's copyright.