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I think the site is clear that you retain copyright, so as Joseph has already said, you are free to do anything with your own codes, including using them or making them available to others at a different location under a different (or same) licence. It's worth noting that option 1 is not really available: even if you edit or delete the text anyone with a ...


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The site license says that when you post code, the material is available to others under the CC-SA conditions. That means that for example you can't simply 'pull' all of the content: important so that the material remains available for others, and particularly reflects the fact that as others can edit, it's hard to say content is '100% yours'. However, you ...


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I'm not a lawyer, and copyright laws differ from country to country, but in the U.S., copyright does not need to be asserted: it exists the moment you produce the work. So in reality there is no such thing as "unknown copyright"; the safest assumption is that it belongs to the author or has been transferred to someone else. That said, it seems to me that ...


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Without an example, it's very difficult to know the sorts of problems you are seeing. Certainly the network has clear policies on self-promotion. But it does not seem like the instances you see are actual violations of that policy. They are, rather, potential violations of this community's scruples. If so, it's very important that the entire community ...


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At present, the situation for the entire network is that all posts are subject to CC-BY-SA 3.0 as linked at the bottom of every page. That was brought in pretty early in the life of the network as a way of making sure people's contributions couldn't be taken without credit. However, there's a problem with this for code as the license was never really meant ...


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Do not do option one. The code will not be destroyed, but there are no good automated systems to repair the damage. This means SE employees, site moderators, and high rep users will have to do a lot of work to repair the vandalism. As for legal trouble, I don't think you need to worry. In countries in which there is a presumption of innocence, in order to ...


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First of all it should be noted that since you are the author of your codes, you will retain the full copyright under any normal jurisdiction (except maybe Cuba or North Korea). At this point it is completely irrelevant what the TeX.SX FAQ or whatever says, because they are not above the law. This is also a common misconception and people think it is ...


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