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Copyright Guidelines
« on: May 20, 2017, 05:32:43 pm »
We have had a number of problems with -- and complaints about -- the message board's strict copyright rules. Please remember that material taken from web pages, newspapers, magazines, etc. is copyrighted (and remains copyrighted even if you get it from a third party, e.g. in an email message from a friend or mailing list) and may not be posted without permission from the actual owner of the copyright (permission must be included with the post).

Permission to email a copy to a friend as some news sites give is the not same thing as permission to post on a public message board. Simply giving credit to the original author is not enough under US copyright law: not giving credit is plagarism, not getting permission is a copyright law violation.

"Fair use" is only a couple of sentences or a very short paragraph from a newspaper, magazine, or web article.
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