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Old 02-07-2009, 03:16 PM
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Exclamation Cut-and-paste articles

Forum members,

There are legal issues that need to be respected here. Please do not cut-and-paste entire articles from other authors into posts. It is not legal (it does not fall under fair use to post an entire article).

Of course, if you wrote it, it's fine. If you have permission from the author, it's fine. No worries there.

The proper way to do this is to post a link to the original source with a short excerpt. Posting a quote is good and "fair use." Posting the entire article is not legal and is not fair use, and it is not necessary, when you can post a link to the article itself.

This is not a dig at anyone here in particular. I'm not singling anyone out. I just want this to be made clear for future reference. Thank you.