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Copyright Infringements [Need to change the way we do the copy and paste]

Discussion in 'MassCops News' started by Gil, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Gil

    Gil Founder of MassCops Staff Member

    Copyright Infringements

    Copyright infringement (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized use of material that is protected by intellectual property rights law particularly the copyright in a manner that violates one of the original copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works that build upon it.

    That being said, members are no longer allowed to copy and paste complete copy written articles from any source unless you have the authors permission.


    Under the "fair use" rule of copyright law, an author (aka member) 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.

    Subject to some general limitations the following types of uses are usually deemed fair uses:

    Criticism and comment -- for example, quoting or excerpting a work in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment.

    News reporting -- for example, summarizing an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report.

    In short just copy and paste a paragraph of the article that you wish to share along with a few of your own comments and a link to the complete article.

    See the following for more information:
  2. Nachtwächter

    Nachtwächter New Member

    What about images?
  3. Gil

    Gil Founder of MassCops Staff Member

    Haven't received any complaints on copyright images as of yet... Guess we will play it by ear.
  4. Inspector

    Inspector Subscribing Member

    Thanks for the info Gil...I know how to deal with that and will take appropriate steps.
  5. SOT

    SOT Thread Killa

    Remember we talked about his like 2 years ago?

    Many would paste an excerpt and then a link and people used to get pissy about having to follow the link.

    I think in fair use, if you are pasting a link to the image, not downloading the image and then uploading it it follows fair use.
    It's been proven in court that a LINK can not be copyrighted.
    It is up to the site to block image leeching or block direct links to images.

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