Recently I've written some questions on law.stackexchange. People wrote answers to those questions, and also wrote some comments. I read these things and got some new thoughts from them. I'll refer to these as stack_thoughts. This is the first source of some new thoughts about my question.
Also I wrote partly similar question to some other places through email, and received responses. I read those responses and got ideas which I'll refer to as email_thoughts. This is the second source.
I also asked some questions on a talk page in my profile in Wikipedia. There, one can ask for some help, which I did. And I also received answers, from which I got wiki_personal_thoughts. This is the Third source.
To normally prolong my working on this same problem, I need to collect, join, analyze, and use thoughts from all three sources. I need to have possibility, to "formulate" this all thoughts, in all mentioned places. I can do this, in particular by two ways:
- First. I can just blindly use them, write about them without mention of the sources where I got them.
- Second. Before use all these thoughts I can ask for permission from the authors that are my sources. E.g. I can write a message, to each person who replied on my talk page in Wikipedia, about - can I use what they told me, in some other place, maybe on stackexchange. They might reply with a yes or a no.
So question is next:
How can I utilize normally, ethically, and legally information from these three resources (sources)?
I know that there a lot on the internet about using copyrighted text resources - but what about personal email letters, and personal messages?