Skip to comments.Copyright, fair use, posting to FR, etc
Posted on 02/01/2008 3:07:03 PM PST by Jim Robinson
We received a copyright infringement notice today from Forbes.com. They requested that we either remove a thread that contained a full text posting of one of their articles or reduce it to a brief one paragraph excerpt with a link back to their source article. We have complied with their request and have added Forbes.com to the excerpt and link only list.
My understanding of fair use is that we can quote small amounts of copyrighted works for critiquing and discussion purposes as long as we're not adversely impacting the publisher's market for his works.
Our excerpt and link list is growing (click link above) and I'm afraid it's just a matter of time until we're going to have to require excerpting on all posts.
Please comply with our source publishers' copyright requests by excerpting your article posts where required and linking back to the source sites. Please keep the excerpts brief and do not continue the excerpted article in the comments or reply sections.
Thank you all very much.
Can you make that a perminent link on or in the banner area?? It would make life much easier for everyone.
Did Mitt Romney buy Forbes?
(just kidding——I think)
How dare they try to profit from their intelectual property. Do they have no social conscience? Has hillary been notified?
I had something pulled earlier this week that sighted Wikipedia.
Wikipedia is not on the banned list.
Wikipedia’s own web site says that they allow posting of Wikipeida material.
I think Wikipedia is OK.
What do you say, boss?
Yes. Please. Thanks.
thanks... list will come in handy...
I was afraid that this was inevitable. One problem I forsee is that other sites that are under the radar, unlike FR, will post full text articles at their websites and then we will be forced to read the rest of articles at that site instead of the original source.
I just excerpt by default and that way there is no error. If it is a site that I don’t want to get any hits, I just don’t post. If what I post is of interest to some, then further reading is a mouse-click away.
I say they’re a bunch of propagandizing Marxists and their material is highly unreliable and is subject to change at anytime without notice because they allow anyone with an Internet account to go in and edit it. You may post something to FR today from their site that looks halfway reasonable (probably added to their site by a commonsense conservative), and then go back a week later and it’s totally opposite after being edited by some liberal yahoo.
Me too. I figure if anyone's interested in the thread they won't mind follwing the link to read the whole source article.
Jim, are you ignoring me? There have been a few threads where we are listing our dream presidential candidate. I listed you. You would be awesome. A true conservative’s conservative. I know that you have better things to do, but a gal can dream. LOL. Have a great day!
It is always a simple matter to just hit the top link bar in order to read the entire article which is what I usually do anyhow.
Hi Jim, I agree with xcamel. If there is a way to make it easier to find the list, it would definitely increase compliance.
Wikipedia has enjoined other, smaller, sites from using their material.
That is the problem with Wikipedia. Awhile back, I read something that was clearly wrong, and easily provably wrong. I went in an edited it and put in the correct dates and story.
Since then, I have never used that site as a source for anything. - Tom
When a FReeper is about to post an article, FIRST present a page in which he provides the URL, then clicks "Next" (or whatever). Look up to see if this is a site that is:
- requires excerpting, or
- is fair game.
(My blog will always be "fair game". An entry from December, just appeared in a church newsletter in the UK, with attribution. Nobody's seen fit to post anything to FR, but then again I can't see why they would. *\;-)
Present different screens depending upon the result, so the posting FReeper knows what the rules are BEFORE he goes through the entire posting process.
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