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Old 03-21-2013, 07:08 AM   #4
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Default Re: Do not scan and post complete articles from magazines

Originally Posted by jthom19802 View Post
If someone types fast and has 10 minutes to kill, may we transcribe the entire content of the article and just post it here as a typical post with no imagery?
If you are commenting on or critiquing an article, novel, short story, etc., ďfair useĒ guidelines allow you to quote sections of the work. But in these situations, the amount of original content (e.g., your critique) should be greater than the quoted material. If itís not (especially if youíre using a few token comments as an excuse to quote the entire work) then youíre probably on thin ice, copyright-wise.

On blogs and such, it seems permissible to quote the first few paragraphs of an article - provided that you then post a link to the remainder (the majority). This acknowledges the author and the copyright. If you canít provide a link (because the article/work isnít online) and scan or retype the entire article, Iíd guess this would be a copyright violation.

Iím not a lawyer, so take the above with a grain of salt. But I believe itís generally accurate.

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