I have a questions for the powers that be:
Many poeple here (including me) often quote full articles from other Sites, newspapers or magazines. In many other forum such is not allowed due fear of copyright violations. Instead usually only the start of the article is quotet and the rest is linked.
So my questions is can we continue to quote full articles? Or should be a more carefule approach be used when it comes to possible copyrighted content?
Also, a few of the articles I put up tend to be too long to read in one sitting. I usually include the link as a source so no one thinks that the article is mine. Also, the photos and other material that accompany the OA are at the original website.
Maybe the original publishers make money from every hit they get on any one of their articles. However, I wonder if we receive enough hits here to erode the profits made by the original publisher. If so, then perhaps we should restrain ourselves to publishing only the first few sentences of the article and providing a link to the rest.
They, in my opinion, fall within the provisions of the Fair Use Provision, and I don't expect there'll be any problems. Most full articles posted here are actually relatively brief. We're not a commerical site, articles are posted for commentary, discussion, and educational purposes, and so on.
Generally when articles are posted here, they should be entirely within quote tags and there should be a link back to the article beneath it.
I don't think there is a set "rule" but there is an internet "etiquette" where an article or whatever posted should have the name of the author and a link back to their original site....and should be taken down if the author asks.
But to be on the safe side, the source should either be mentioned or a link to it so origin is properly credited.
For example; Articles from the Torrance Daily Breeze on the PAC BB CTR effort to bring the Iowa into San Pedro should at least be identified as the Torrance Daily Breeze and/or a link added on. Just saying "this is from another Website" may not be enough to cover your use of it without saying what the Website is.
Last edited by RustyBattleship; 09 Jan 10, at 01:07.
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I also do not quote the full article, quoting the parts that I consider of interest or significance, and indicating that it is not a full quote. Thus if readers are very interested, they can just click into the link.
I would think, since we are not using news articles for commercial gain, but rather to add confusion and turmoil to the world of discourse, we are not breaking any copyright laws.)
I believe it's illegal in Australia without permission, but am not sure. The US and most other sensible countries have a "fair use" policy which allows the use of copyrighted material for references, sources and so on.
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