IWVPA Policies and Information

IWVPA Copyright Policy

Generally, all writings included on this site are and remain the copyright property of the author. No part of any intellectual property contained or displayed on the IWVPA website may be copied, faxed, electronically transmitted, or in any other manner duplicated without express written permission of the author.

Where the ©Copyright annotation does not specifically appear for any particular poem/story/article/etc., it can be taken that the piece is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, in the public domain and can be reproduced freely provided that the author is acknowledged (if the author is known). The exception to this is with regard to items annotated “Author Unknown”. In such cases, the status of the copyright ownership is unknown and reproduction of any such articles is completely at the user’s risk.

IWVPA assumes no rights to any of the works displayed on this web site, except their publication on this web site as approved by the author. The writing will be immediately removed from this site at the request (by any written means) of the Author or the legal representative of the Author.

The ©Copyright annotation at the bottom of each page on the IWVPA website affirms and denotes that all web pages, images and graphics used on this site remain the property and/or responsibility of the IWVPA Webmaster. The use and reproduction of the graphics (including photographs, backgrounds and banners) is strictly forbidden unless prior written permission is obtained from the Webmaster.

The costs associated with the domain name and server space if IWVPA are borne by a single individual, as do the time and resources required to develop, maintain and manage the site. If, for any reason, the “owner” of the web site should decide not to continue with the project, the site WILL NOT be sold to any other person but may be handed over to another person or group of people willing to continue with the project provided that person or group of people agree that the copyright ownership of the writings on the site remain unconditionally with the Author.

The website, “What is Copyright Protection?” is an excellent resource for a general overview and information regarding Copyright and how it affects the individual writer/poet, the responsibilities and limitation of a user, and the legal rights of a Copyright holder.

Anthony W. Pahl
IWVPA Webmaster