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.
Before hitting the link, click on Tools, Options, Content tab, check 'block pop up windows', uncheck 'load images automatically'. Add in flashblocker, and you should be set.
Of course, that's for Firefox.
IE, try Tools, Internet Options, Advanced tab, scroll to multimedia, uncheck 'show pictures' check 'show image download placeholders', uncheck 'play animations...', uncheck ' enable automatic image resizing' and see if that helps.
I used to be on dial up, and after that a very slow DSL. If you need help with Seamonkey, Netscape or Mozilla, let me know, and I'll see what I can do.
Amazing! How will they maintain a “neutral point of view” if they let factual information overwhelm liberal propaganda?
Well said #21 Sionnsar. I, however am forced to connect by carrier pigeon and my bird is getting older and arthritic....walks most of the time.
My corrections were on a subject that was not political, so there was no need to change it back. - tom
That's usually the liberals' favorite place to insert their little pink pills.
So gett two or three sets just under the legal limit and place them around the room.
BTW, it might be time for the Sports Broadcasting Act to be repealed.
We’d best practice up on our “book report” skills.
i WONDER if we could proactively approach some of the more conservative folks and publications and ask them or express blanket permission to post full articles WITH the link to their sites?
Thanks for all you do for us and for our Republic.
Why don’t news sites want FR to post their stories? I can kind of see how they wouldn’t want the whole story, so that you have to go to their site to read the rest and they get the hits, but how does it help them to forbid it completely? Won’t they just end up being ignored?
Everything should be excerpted. It is a clear copyright infringement to post the entire article, and it prejudices your site.
Besides which, using excerpts requires a person to THINK about what he is writing, as opposed to a blind copy/paste.
And what of the brand sites that permit no excerpts, links only? And I think in this internet world there are sites that complain if they are even “deep linked” to (sending someone to an article rather than the front page).
At what point is it impossible to dispute what a so called “journalist” has written into the historical record because you cannot quote their writing?
I believe that it already does a lookup.
Some sites like USA Ptooey require FR to link only, no excerpt and some like the WaPoo must be excerpted and you’ll get hit with a reminder before the thread can be POSTed.
I think it’ll even notify you if the excerpt is too long.
Hey, at least you’re upfront about it . . .
>> You should check that subject. They probably undid your edit. <<
Not true. He has to win the argument; double-checking would be good to see if he needs to refute a counter-argument, but Wikipedia is actually pretty good at responding to correction.
Are we going to get the "nopost/exerpt" link in the header?
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