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I linked to a Google cached page, this after someone removed his guide, which I thought to be ok, but apparently not. I just checked the forum rules, again, but I cannot find anything about this restriction. Why is that?

 

The reasons I did it was that of my tutorials linked to this specific guide, and thus ended up broken. In fact it still is now that the link has been removed.

 

And since when are people allowed to remove a guide/tutorial? That is most certainly not helping anyone you know.

 

p.s. You might want to add something about copyrights (in general) too.

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I linked to a Google cached page, this after someone removed his guide, which I thought to be ok, but apparently not. I just checked the forum rules, again, but I cannot find anything about this restriction. Why is that?

 

The reasons I did it was that of my tutorials linked to this specific guide, and thus ended up broken. In fact it still is now that the link has been removed.

 

And since when are people allowed to remove a guide/tutorial? That is most certainly not helping anyone you know.

 

p.s. You might want to add something about copyrights (in general) too.

 

On Copyrights:

 

http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx105.pdf[/url] .]2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.

A. Single Use. This License allows you to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time. You agree not to install, use

or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-labeled computer, or to enable others to do so. This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time

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This isn't the Linux world Master Chief, your open source ethics don't apply, I've myself had to relearn this very fact the hard way.

 

People are allowed to remove their guides/tutorials as they see fit, plenty of people have done it, and it's their own material that they've discovered, written from scratch, re-written, got lost in hard drive crashes, recovered, re-wrote, and decided to scrap and re-write again.

 

It's their choice, get over it.

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This isn't the Linux world Master Chief, your open source ethics don't apply, I've myself had to relearn this very fact the hard way.

I was addressing the fact that there isn't any reference about copyrights for posters – which all fall under UK law (assuming that the server is operated from the UK) without a clear IP tag from the legal entity or person posting the material.

 

Note: Nick names cannot be used for IP claims because they don't fit (none identifiable entities or persons).

 

People are allowed to remove their guides/tutorials as they see fit, plenty of people have done it, and it's their own material that they've discovered, written from scratch, re-written, got lost in hard drive crashes, recovered, re-wrote, and decided to scrap and re-write again.

 

It's their choice, get over it.

So it is an unwritten rule. Sort of a gray area so to speak, and thus it was no wonder that I was unaware of it. In fact, this is the very first time in many years on the Internet that I ran into it. Making me wonder if I was the only person so I blogged about it... and no I wasn't thus don't be surprised when you read my ElReg article about posters ethics.

 

Thank you for you time!

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