9.4.1 For the purposes of these policies, copyrighted material is defined as any original work that falls under one of the following categories:
18.104.22.168 Literary works;
22.214.171.124 Musical works, including any accompanying words;
126.96.36.199 Dramatic works, including any accompanying music;
188.8.131.52 Pictorial or graphic works;
184.108.40.206 Motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
220.127.116.11 Sound recordings.
NOTE: Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in a fixed form. Original works do not need to be published or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office in order to receive copyright protection. For further information regarding copyrights refer to the United States Code, Title 17 - Copyrights.
9.4.2 It is the responsibility of each web minister to ensure that they have permission to publish the items on their web site. Any materials submitted for publication that fall under one of the categories listed above shall be treated as copyrighted material. Written permission (email is acceptable) from the creator of the work must be received by the web minister prior to it being published. Such e-mail notifications should be archived, stored and in all other respects treated the same way written releases are treated. When such permission is granted, editors must ensure that the caveat "Copyright © [date and holder]. Used with Permission" is printed with the submission. Copyright infringement will not be tolerated in Atlantian web sites and repeated violations are cause for removing the web minister's warrant.
9.4.3 The following items found on Atlantia's branch web sites do not need written permission to publish them:
18.104.22.168 Group Regnum (SCA name, office, and role email addresses only. Permission is required to publish legal names, addresses, phone numbers, and personal email addresses.)
22.214.171.124 Letters submitted for publication by the group's officers that pertain to their office
126.96.36.199 Local calendar of activities
188.8.131.52 Minutes of the monthly business meeting