Originally posted by Hellmutt
"Fair use" and blahblah. It´s another discussion.
If you´re not using your own words, remember to use "" or quote-tags and provide the source.
It sounds as if some of the mods in this thread are getting fed up with stupid
questions. However, since the last thing I want is to do
something invavertently to jeopardize thiis site, I have a couple questions of my own:
First of all, let me say that to the best of my knowledge, I have never plaguerised on this site. I have a pretty good idea of the meaning, but it is
still a little blurred to me.
The first question I have is concerning "Fair Use" and blahblah......." Why is that another discussion? It seems very relevant to me, espeically
as I have, as I'm sure many of you have, seen a clause, or one similar to it like:
This web site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not necessarily been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. I am
making such material available in my efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and
social justice issues, etc. I believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US
Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, some of the material in this web site is distributed without profit to those who have
expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. When such material is published on the Web,
clicking a link or a hyperlink constitutes a request for information. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this web site for purposes of your
own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. For more information regarding US Copyright Law, go to:
I have not personally used it, however, I see it often enough on other sites. I assumed that by making this "disclaimer", if I ever found it to be
necessary in the future, that it would not be plaguerism, or copywrite infringement due to the disclaimer. I don't see why this is another
discussion. I would seriously like the answer to this. I mean this most respectfully.
Also, I started a thread, a while back: When Words Lose Their Meaning, People Lose
in which I wanted to use an article that I really found interesting, and hoped that others might also. Anyway, to make this
story as short as possible, the article clearly stated that the material was copywrited, and if anyone wanted to use any of it, to contact the owner
of the copywrite. Well, I did, and immediately received back a response to my email saying, "I would be delighted!" So, still being fairly new
here at the time, I was still sort of unsure, so I emailed the only person that I could think of at the time, Simon Gray (I was not yet aware of SO,
or Springer or some of the others I could have asked.) After receiving no answer, I figured it must not be a big deal, so I went ahead an posted. I
got no warnings or anything.......anyway, is what I just wrote O.K. to do? (I only did it once).