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Netiquette( copyright issues)_

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Starting to find more and more articles posted around as "copyrighted" the forum world exists on cut and pasting, I usually figured as long as provided a link to the original location it was alright to paste the text of an article...otherwise what good is info if you can't spread it around???

    What is the policy on posting articles with an obvious copyright?[dunno][dunno][flag]?
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member


    This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, and so on. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Guess it's okay than?? Not a violation because it falls under "fair use"...:)
    Thanks melbo...
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I think its also still good just to CYA as well as for etiquete that if you are useing copyrighted material to make sure that you give credit to the source. In other words, as long as you are not makeing money off of it then I dont see where anyone could complain much as long as you make it clear that you are quoteing them as opposed to presenting it as your own work.

    Just my own take on it.
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