Acknowledgement of others’ copyright & trademarks.
Ackadia is rather a large site with thousands of pages, all told. Given I write, update and manage it as time, health and my moods dictate, I often may not dot every ‘i’, so to speak. The copyright notice on the bottom of every page reflects and applies to my original ideas, content and views – it does not, in any way, seek to claim rights to anyone else’s intellectual property.
Naturally such copyright does not apply or extend to extracts, copies of press releases or related, most if not all are, or should be marked up appropriately with citations and blockquoted as appropriate.
For instance while I may for example write:
‘Duel Core Intel Itanium 2 inside’
I acknowledge this should really be written:
‘Duel Core Intel© Itanium™ 2 inside‘
Naturally this applies across the board to other companies and products from Microsoft to Seagate to Epson to Nikon, etc.
All other copyright and trademarks are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.
Taking the recently added Guild Wars guide as an example:
Guild Wars© 2004 ArenaNet, Inc. All rights reserved.
ArenaNet, Arena.Net and the ArenaNet logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Guild Wars is a trademark of NCsoft Corporation. Copyright 2004 NCsoft Corporation. All right reserved.
ArenaNet, Arena.net and the ArenaNet logo, as well as Guild Wars, are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation.
Caveats and legal notice
The advice on this site is freely given and based on my own experiences and views. Hopefully you will find the information useful and profitable. However, as I have no control over external matters, nor how you use this advice, I accept no such liability.
While (as moods dictate) I may offer both free, generated (Google) and, occasionally, paid or affiliate links to some of the companies or their products I have no direct relationships with any of the companies mentioned or promoted on this site, nor any other sites I write about. (Promoting or linking to friends sites is a different matter and they are marked as such). The content here represents my own personal views, preferences and recommendations and as such there is no real or implied sponsorship, endorsement, moderation or direct relationship with any of the companies or individuals running them. Simply put, I tell it like it is.
Unless specifically stated of course, I mean, if anyone reading this wants to offer me £50,000 or a load of Nikon gear for a banner saying ‘Ackadia is sponsored by [you]’, well, I’m not going to turn it down in a hurry