On the other hand, Bloomberg reports a bit of bad news in the ruling that could concern all bloggers:
“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sealed the fate of copyright enforcer Righthaven LLC today by ruling that the minima; “right to sue” copyright assignments that Righthaven acquired from newspaper publishers did not confer standing to sue third parties for copyright infringement.”
“So far, that’s good news for bloggers and others who had been targetted by Righthaven. However, the Ninth Circuit’s ruling contained a bit of bad news for them: along the way, the court vacated the lower court’s ruling that the defendant’s posting of the entirety of a copyighted article to an online discussion board was a protected fair use.”
So has the policy here changed in any way?
I can live with that. I've never minded excerpting others' work to post here. About the only time I've posted a full article, is when it was an original piece from a blog, or other such source.