Attention!!! Policy on Posting Content from Other Web Sites

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Attention!!! Policy on Posting Content from Other Web Sites

Post by WileyCoyote » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:59 pm

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. (BFA) Forum - Policy on Posting Content from Outside Internet Sources

Due to a growing phenomenon of internet content producers bringing litigation against web forums and social networking sites for hosting information posted by users that contains copyrighted material, we are asking forum members to adhere to a few simple guidelines when posting information taken from other internet sources.

Please use one of the following practices when posting content taken from internet sources, such as news providers, blogs, etc.:
  1. Include an exerpt (significantly condensed or shortened quotation, ...several sentences..) of the source text being quoted, and include a hyperlink to the source URL. Please do not quote the entire piece.

    Example: 
    • Take a look at today's news from http://www.xyzNews.com

      ... a portion of the text in the xyzNews article here ...
       
  2. Paraphrase the source text in your own words, and include a hyperlink to the source URL.

    Example: 
  3. Omit source information altogether, and simply post a hyperlink to the source URL.

    Example:
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Re: Attention!: Policy on Posting Content from Other Web Sit

Post by SMMAssociates » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:35 am

Just a short reminder that the above rules really should also apply to non-web sources too....

Fair Use lets us post a paragraph or two, but with due credit to the author, and some kind of reference to where to find (or buy) the book.

(Remind you of the footnotes in Term Papers? Right.... :( )

Unless you're the author, or the work is in the Public Domain. In the latter case, assume nothing....

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Stu

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