The texts that you publish on Scriffon are your own property and you are the only person responsible for them. Scriffon can not be blamed for the content of your writings. However, Scriffon may be forced to remove without any warning any text that would be in conflict with the law.
You must ensure that the texts you publish are in agreement with the law, particularly concerning copyrights or author’s rights.
Publishing the work of others without authorization from their right-owners or an adequate public licensing is not allowed. Don’t do that.
When you publish your own work on Scriffon, you maintain the intellectual property over it. In the countries that use the common law, this implies copyrights, and in the countries that use the civil law, this implies authors’ rights. Those two concepts are quite similar.
You keep all the rights over your work. You don’t share those rights with Scriffon and Scriffon doesn’t own your work whatsoever. Scriffon.com is just a medium that you use.
Then comes licensing. This refers to the permissions you may give to people about your work. And if you’re the sole owner of the rights over your work, you’re the only one that can choose the license, or the absence of it.
You accept that, by default, the license of your work published on Scriffon is the Creative Commons “attribution, non-commercial, share alike” public license (CC BY-NC-SA).
This default license is a public license: any person can take advantage of it. It gives some permissions to people under certain conditions. In a nutshell: It allows people to share and adapt your work if and only if they credit you as the original author, don’t use it to make money, and share their derivative work under a compatible (similar) license.
This license is, in our opinion, well-suited for the web, where people share and remix creative work of others for non-commercial entertainment purposes.
However, you, as the sole owner of the rights over your work, can choose another license for your work, overriding the default one, by specifying it clearly in your writings.
For instance, if you want one of your work to be subject to the GNU Free Documentation License, just put a sentence similar to “Published under the GNU Free Documentation License” somewhere in the text of your work, where it is clearly visible (at the top or at the bottom of the text, in the title or in the subtitle). In that case, the default license doesn’t apply.
If you don’t want to permit anything, just discard the default license using a sentence similar to “All rights reserved, no public licensing granted”, in the same way as described above.
Also, any non-public licensing agreement with someone about the use of your work takes precedence over the default public license for this person. For instance, if you have an agreement with an artist that allows them to commercially distribute a derivative work based on yours, then the public license, which prohibits this, doesn’t apply for this artist. The public license still applies for the rest of the world.
Moreover, if the work you publish on Scriffon already has a license that is not compatible with the default one, then you should override or discard the default license for the concerned work (in the way described above).
Finally, if publishing your work on Scriffon infringes any licensing agreements in effect over this work, such as a exclusive contract you made with a publisher, then you probably shouldn’t do it. If you do, you’ll have to assume the responsibility for it.
Note that Scriffon doesn’t provide any legal services, just – you know – web-based text publishing. If you feel the need for legal protection in case of infringement of your rights over your work, then you should contact a lawyer or a legal practitioner to get some advice about what to do and what is the best for you.