editorial & comment policies

Editorial Policy

This site is conducted under the Australian National University policies and guidelines in relation to attribution, plagiarism and ethical behaviour.

rugsofwar will not post private emails or other communications from readers without permission, and definitely does not sell email addresses. If you wish to leave a comment on rugsofwar please be aware that your email contact is not published with your comment. In the case of online sources we attribute the source where possible with links and use permalinks if they are available.

Any and all information on this site reflects the thoughts and opinions of the editors, authors and contributors respectively. Every comment, whether made directly or by email will be moderated by the editors prior to publication and no anonymous contributions will be posted.

Requests to cross-link to other relevant sites are encouraged.

Comments Policy

The opportunity for readers to post comments is available on the site. If you choose to leave a comment on rugsofwar, our policy is that all comments will be moderated by the editors prior to publication. If a comment is off-topic, antagonistic, racist, sexist, or constitute exchanges which reflect personal animosity, or in any way innapropriate or offensive or otherwise infringes University policy we will have no hesitation in deleting it without notice or apology.

Commenters are also advised that this site is part of the National Library of Australia’s Pandora Project, and that all comments that appear on site will be permanently archived as part of that process. Information archived as part of Pandora is accessible here.

Copyright policy

In the production of rugs it is extremely rare to find any attribution or evidence of agency in the sense that western legal systems define the ownership of “copyright” by an author or creator of a work. rugsofwar understands that under the principle of collective agency through which these works are created, copyright is not normally held by any individual person.

On this site, where copyright in an image is claimed (eg. by a photographer), the authorship and source of the image is acknowledged, and permission to reproduce is sought. rugsofwar makes every effort to confirm attribution of images. In cases where the author is known, but it has not been possible to make contact with a copyright owner, authorship (and source, where appropriate) is acknowledged. In cases where the author is not known, no attribution is possible.

If you claim copyright in an image that appears on this site, rugsofwar invites you to email us to advise whether or not permission is given to reproduce the image, and the required form of attribution.

Creative Commons license

Ownership of comments made at this site rests with the individual, and the authors of rugsofwar are not able to grant permission to reproduce them.

The original work of the rugsofwar authors on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- Non Commercial – ShareAlike 2.5 license. This means you are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and tomake derivative works under the following conditions:

  • You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
  • If you reuse or distribute work taken from this site, you must use make clear to others the license terms of this work (for example, with a link to the Creative Commons deed.)

Permission to use this work in a way that is not consistent with the terms of this license, may be granted depending on the individual circumstances of the request. Please email if you wish to seek a waiver of any of these conditions.


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