I think the recent uptick in critique questions is great and I'm enjoying seeing the community at work. Unfortunately I'm concerned that not everyone asking a critique will realize that both their posts and the answers are licensed under the standard SE license of cc-wiki with attribution required. If authors intend to publish their work or even tweak blog posts, it seems that we need to make sure they know about the license. I've updated the tag wiki, but is there a way we can make this even more obvious for those who won't look at the tag wiki?
I'm pretty sure fair use still applies.
- the purpose of the use
- the nature of the copyrighted work
- the relative amount of the portion used
- the market effect of the use on the copyrighted work
In other words, if you are only quoting a narrow section of a question -- namely, the section that was your original writing submitted for critique -- there is no requirement for attribution.
The creative commons terms, as I see it, are for wholesale republishing of the entire question and all the answers.
They certainly do not circumvent regular fair use rules.
Hmm, maybe we scare them away with our license, now where you mention it. If you write a novel, would you add a side note to a paragraph "this was contributed by ..."?
Even if it isn't a side note, I've never read an acknowledgement where the author thanks all the communities which helped him finishing the book.
If they are afraid of getting sued, they will not ask. What about changing that license?