Hello there, I have a few questions relating to these two binding contracts/agreements. While I don't officially own a business yet I'm in the process of registering my business and going through all the legal stuff that is required. So what I'm wondering is after I get that business or even before(if it still applies.) does an official copyright override a Terms of Service? I know some sites have a TOS that basically sums up to "if it's on this site no matter what we own it." So I was wondering if my personal copyright or even my personal site's TOS overrides this at all? What kind of protection do I have against sites like that?
If my site has a TOS that protects my copyright and it's the original location of my work, what happens when I upload this content to another site that has a TOS like I mentioned above? Is there any protection against sites like these besides of course not using them at all? As I would like to use some of these sites but I want to still be able to protect and police my work.
Here's an example of a TOS from one of these sites :
Ownership, Reservation of Rights. The Service and all content and materials found within the Service, including but not limited to articles, graphical images, interactive applications, software, audio clips, and video clips, are protected by copyright and are owned by **** or its licensors. You may not modify these materials or re-publish, re-transmit or otherwise distribute directly or via links any of these materials to any third person except for your personal, non-commercial use, as permitted under the license granted to you by **** in these TOS. Some of the content appearing in the Service is news and as such, releases are not obtained from individuals or entities for the use of their names, likenesses or trademarks. It is your sole obligation to (a) determine if your use requires a release or permission, and (b) obtain the necessary release or permission, as appropriate. **** , ****and their respective logos are trademarks of **** and ****. All other trademarks on the Service are the property of their respective holders. **** is not responsible for the accuracy of any content or materials found within the Service.
(I censored the names of the services for their protection.)The Service and all content and materials found within the Service, including but not limited to articles, graphical images, interactive applications, software, audio clips, and video clips, are protected by copyright and are owned by **** or its licensors.
My home state is VA if that makes any difference? I noticed that in the post when I was typing it.