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Old 04-04-2013, 02:53 AM   #5
Stephen Harmon
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Default Re: Do not scan and post complete articles from magazines

Originally Posted by Dr. View Post
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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