ChinaVine Copyright and Creative Commons License
Materials posted to ChinaVine are copyrighted in accordance with the Berne Convention due to the international scale of ChinaVine. Materials posted to ChinaVine include, but are not limited to text, photographs, video, and audio. ChinaVine materials are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License (CC BY-NC-SA). To this end permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify ChinaVine materials under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License (CC BY-NC-SA). The CC licenses have been vetted by the CC Affiliate Network, and are intended to be enforceable around the world. The CC Affiliate Network consists of over one hundred affiliates working in over seventy jurisdictions to support and promote CC activities around the world. China is a member of the CC Affiliate Network. According to the CC, “This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.”
If you contribute materials directly to ChinaVine, you thereby license it to the public for reuse under CC BY-NC-SA. If you want to import materials that you have found elsewhere or that you have co-authored with others, you can only do so if it is available under terms that are compatible with the CC BY-NC-SA license. If materials have been previously published and you wish to donate it to ChinaVine under the appropriate license, you will need to verify copyright. If you are not a copyright holder, you will still need to verify copyright permission. You retain copyright to materials you contribute to ChinaVine. You can later republish and relicense them in any way you like. However, you can never retract or alter the license for copies of materials that you place on ChinaVine.
If you want to import materials that you have elsewhere, and the licensing does not meet the requirements of the non-free content policy and guidelines, you can only do so if it is public domain or available under terms compatible with the CC BY-NC-SA license. If you import materials under a compatible license that requires attribution, you must, in a reasonable fashion, credit the author(s). You must also verify that the material is compatibly licensed or public domain. It is not necessary to obtain the permission of a copyright holder before linking to copyrighted material.