Skip to comments.How/Where??? Excerpt/Blocked sources/etc.
Posted on 07/15/2007 1:50:52 PM PDT by TheBattman
OK - so I wanted to post a Mitch Albom hit piece - but realized upon trying to post that the Detroit (not so)Free Press is blocked.
Now - I at least think I have a clue about the FR problems with materials being posted (although it seems that the sources would be glad to be quoted to increase hits to their own site, and to float the name about... but that is another argument)...And I understand that legal agreements have been reached with several media sources that require only excerpts, while there are apparently some that are completely banned/blocked.
Now - my question is twofold:
First - I have read several times where Admin Moderators have posted that we should check some mythical list for those sources we can and cannot site - and if they can be posted in complete, or have to be excerpted. But where is this list? Either I am blind, or dumber than I thought - because I have looked all over every page I can, and have even done a search using several different terms...
Second - What is up with some sources not even being usable in any form? I can understand even not being able to paste ANY of their text - but a title with a link should, logically (uh-oh, we can't have that) that should not infringe on any copyright.
So - someone, please point me to the official FR policy. Thanks.
Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints
In addition to the list, a link to which has been provided by a couple of folks, you need to also look at the source. For example, ‘small town daily’ not on the list might run a story originated by the LATimes. The LA Times excerpting rules would apply. Also, with regard to broadcasters, keep an eye out for Gannett owned stations.
As for the sites totally banned, they tend to be hard core communist or racist (or racist communists) or out and out nutcase sites. For example, don’t post from Stormfront.
Thanks - I didn’t figure it would take too long...
While we’re on the topic where can one find the list of sites that cannot be posted here because some people here don’t like them. I’d ask Bob Wallace why but I don’t know who he is or how to contact him.
That thread says nothing about forbidden links though.
That's right. We call it the Mullah Omar rule.
Please do not post full text or even excerpts from the following Gannett Web sites:
So I tried to post a title and a link - but the FR software completely would not allow it at all.... I did not post ANY text from the web source... Detroit Free Press...
Okey doke :-)
Don’t worry about it, Mitch ain’t worth it.
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Stupid question time, the Detroit News is now part of Media News Group newspapers. Can a FReeper post from it?
There was a good Canadian artical, which I had to sent to fanfan by real email, (fanfan hosts the Canadian ping list).
We still can’t post from the Detroit News?
The defunct media are dinosaurs, and FR is the comet.
I have to excerpt that Canada Free Press as well.
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