Copyright Infringements (Read before posting news articles)

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Copyright Infringements

Copyright infringement (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized use of material that is protected by intellectual property rights law particularly the copyright in a manner that violates one of the original copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works that build upon it.

That being said, members are no longer allowed to copy and paste complete copy written articles from any source unless you have the authors permission.

However....

Under the "fair use" rule of copyright law, an author (aka member) may make limited use of another author's work without asking permission. Fair use is based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of commentary and criticism.

Subject to some general limitations the following types of uses are usually deemed fair uses:

Criticism and comment -- for example, quoting or excerpting a work in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment.

News reporting -- for example, summarizing an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report.

In short just copy and paste a paragraph of the article that you wish to share along with a few of your own comments and a link to the complete article.

See the following for more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement

If your going to post a snip-it about a news article, you need to post a comment with it. You can no longer just cut and paste a bit of the article and the link to it, you need to provide some of your own feed back. In the future if there are no comments from the user in the first post of the thread it will be deleted....
 
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