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Old 11-15-2008, 08:11 AM   #1
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Posting articles--copyright issue reminder

We have had a number of people posting large portions of articles written by others. This is a violation of copyright law. Although the moderators cannot catch every instance, when a post is reported or we see it ourselves we either edit it down or ask the OP to do so. As a courtesy to other posters, we also ask that a link be given or the author identified.

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So, please only post a summary of articles or short quotes, and please identify the source of the article. Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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very good issue to bring up...

is just a link preferable?

is it proper to enclose copied and pasted text in "quotes" and state it is from the article at <link>, with the author's name

example...
see How to Make the Best of a Turbulent Market - Morningstar Specialists

"When it comes to risking your money in the stock market, there's theory, and then there's reality. In theory, it's much better to be a buyer when the market is down, because you're able to buy more while prices are low.", Christine Benz

how's that?
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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We have had a number of people posting large portions of articles written by others. This is a violation of copyright law. Although the moderators cannot catch every instance, when a post is reported or we see it ourselves we either edit it down or ask the OP to do so. As a courtesy to other posters, we also ask that a link be given or the author identified.

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Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the member should not be posted without the consent of the owner. Copyrighted material includes images and text produced and owned by others. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. You cannot legally post entire articles or news in the forum without permission from the copyright holder. Even if you attribute the article correctly itís still copyright infringement. Under Fair Use provisions you can legally post a small abstract of an article - or perhaps the opening paragraph. The exception to this rule is press releases; they are meant for distribution and can be copied and distributed. If you are not sure if you can copy something then always err on the side of caution and simply post a link to the material.


So, please only post a summary of articles or short quotes, and please identify the source of the article. Thanks!
So did I just violate a copyright law by quoting your entire post above without your permission?
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So did I just violate a copyright law by quoting your entire post above without your permission?
No, smartypants.

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So did I just violate a copyright law by quoting your entire post above without your permission?
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No, smartypants.

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Thanks for telling me that, but you may have just violated a copyright law by posting a copyrighted part of this website.
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Thanks for telling me that, but you may have just violated a copyright law by posting a copyrighted part of this website.
I believe mr moderator has permission to use that material...
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Thanks for telling me that, but you may have just violated a copyright law by posting a copyrighted part of this website.
You really are a noodge.

Feel free to quote me on that, with or without accreditation...
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You really are a noodge.

Feel free to quote me on that, with or without accreditation...
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