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dysfunctionalmystic
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posted December 27, 2011 05:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dysfunctionalmystic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are copying and pasting text from anywhere on the internet please remember to provide a link back to the original source.

If you copy and paste large amounts of texts and especially without crediting the author ~ it's copyright infringement. The standard acceptable length to copy is usually a very good sized paragraph.

If you have permission directly from the author then obviously it's fine but otherwise be courteous and give credit where it is due

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ElizabethO
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posted December 27, 2011 05:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ElizabethO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish I could like the above post.

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lalalinda
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posted December 27, 2011 05:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lalalinda     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank You dysfunctionalmystic

I believe the correct way is to put the link first and then a paragraph or two.
That way the reader can refer to the original text.

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dysfunctionalmystic
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posted December 27, 2011 05:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dysfunctionalmystic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ElizabethO ~ Thanks


Lalalinda ~ I thought it was link at the top but wasn't sure on that.

For me ,it's not just the copyright issue. It helps to know the source so that those who like to research can check out other work done by the author.

I do actually know of an astrologer who pursued a blogger for infringement. It was all innocent enough but the astrologer in question was beyond irritated and I could understand why.

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DepTaurus
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posted December 27, 2011 07:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DepTaurus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
very nice post

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RegardesPlatero
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posted December 27, 2011 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RegardesPlatero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Always good to have a reminder about this!

I try to always post a link/give credit, but if I have not, it's due to oversight and not intentionally doing so.

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Randall
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posted December 27, 2011 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Due to some recent court cases over the matter, we can legally reproduce whole articles if we can show that the content is relevant to the site; however, I feel doing so is in bad decorum (but we are protected legally if it happens), and a link should always be posted. Most authors are glad to have their stuff out there, but I have also deleted coprighted material at their request and will always do so no questions asked.

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anongrl10
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posted December 27, 2011 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for anongrl10     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I can't begin to tell you how many times I have wanted to post a similar reminder.
I work in academia, and you can actually discredit someone for life if they copied and pasted your stuff online without your permission or without proper citation reference.
Please respect the copyright status of those whose original ideas you use here and in any other place. Someone belabored to think, write, distribute this information that you copied without crediting them and that's equivalent to stealing someone's money or purse. The info belongs to the original author. You can use it if you proper give credit where credit is due.


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