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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by ZOS23xy, Feb 7, 2009.
Okay, what's with this. Any reasons?
I could be wrong, but I have a feeling this had something to do with it.
should only be a temporary banning right?
Surely a warning would have sufficed if it was just that.
She's always posting that kind of material anyway.
Sure she'd just post the link if she knew it was causing a problem rather than risk getting banned?
I have to ask: How much of an article can we quote?
I'm sure that we can post a complete paragraph at the very least, no?
I know about that. I try the links, and some details. Often I try to get a good paragraph (the site allows it)....
...but does this mean we can sue if someone we don't like quotes us?
Ding, ding, ding...we have a winner folks.
Yeah, that really required a banning! Jeez.
Copyright allows for Fair Use... which means you can quote copyrighted material for the purpose of commentary.
Where it becomes problematic is in the wholesale posting of entire works.
This is still a bit of a gray area, but what the law specifically addresses is TRADING on other people's intellectual property. Since Internet sites live and die on CONTENT.... Any unauthorized use of content can be seen as enriching your own site with another person's work.
However... most content on the internet is offered for free perusal... in this case, the infringement centers on TRAFFIC... as free content is meant to generate traffic which generates revenue for the site.
The best way to avoid any legal issues regarding quoting content from other sites is to:
A- NEVER copy the entire work.... Nor even the majority of it.
B- ALWAYS include your own PERSONAL commentary or critique of the quoted material to invoke fair use.
C- ALWAYS include a LINK to the site of origin. This essentially makes your quotation an Advertisement for traffic to the site you quoted from.
Few content authors will complain about you sending traffic to their site.
Follow these simple rules and you will be legally untouchable.
It doesn't mean you won't get requests to remove content.
It does mean you will be on legally safe ground.
OH MY GOD........:censored:
Let's clarify a few things. The reason that articles should not be quoted is due to copyright issues as well as bandwidth issues. It becomes problematic when people repeatedly post articles that are copyrighted by CNN, MSNBC or other news agencies.
If you want to quote a paragraph to make a comment on it, that's fine, but there is no need to post a whole article when a link will do the trick.
We talked to NJ and asked her to stop posting complete articles. She continued and got a warning. She did it yet a few more times and got a 7 day suspension. Read the ToS, it specifically says taht it is against our rules to post things that jeopardize the board's status. Breaking copyright law is one of those things.
We asked her to stop, she didn't, so now she's on a brief vacation.
Do you think that we actually enjoy banning people? No way. It's great to have a lot of people here, but when people break the rules, they have to pay the penalty.
This board belongs to Rob_E, not you or me or any of the other mods. We have to play by the same rules. We want the board to stay around here and continue to grow, but if people break the rules, the chance of being sued or having some other kind of lawsuit increase.
End of story.
Yo.......Mods......if ya gotta ban someone.......well here ya go.
Yep, that's what I've pretty much done. Not so much for copyright... it's the internet, for krist's sakes... but so as to not profuse as my own rheotric.
OK NOW it makes sense.
OK, bottom line, no more article copying, surely she's not permanently banned, right?
Ah. Gotcha... good to know. Figured there were warnings especially for a long time member.
You stay classy, San Diego.
It's New York.......sploogey.
She'll be back next weekend.
I wonder how posting copyrighted material would even get detected here.
This site is below most companies radar. Despite LPSG's membership, it's almost the equivalent of a virtual black hole.
Quoting Copyrighted Material (yes, you can still do it! Within limited usage! Don't freak out)
"Under the 'fair use' rule of copyright law, an author may make limited use of another author's work without asking permission. Fair use is based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of commentary and criticism."
The 'Fair Use' Rule: When Use of Copyrighted Material is Acceptable
Stanford Copyright & Fair Use - What Is Fair Use?