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ATS posting rules/laws

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posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:22 PM
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Quoting from another website.
One must not post more than 10%
One must include a link.

Is this simply an ATS rule? or is it American law? or even international law?

I ask because I'm in the UK and I wonder if the same laws apply to me? As a brit am I entitled to quote 10% of someone else's web page?

Where does this Law/Rule come from? Who does it apply to?

MODS: I posted this in the Board business forum but it doesnt appear to show on the new thread list so posting here as I'm sure others would like to know the answer.




posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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Very thorough explanation and all your questioned are answered here: IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:43 PM
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That makes it clear that its what ATS wants us to abide by. But, is it the Law?

Is this 10% stipulation a US law? Is it possible that because I'm posting from the UK that I might not be covered by such a law and could face prosecution for stealing anothers work?



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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It's the ATS rule, when posting on ATS, that's the guideline.

When doing somewhere other than ATS, don't know, follow that sites rule.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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ATS does require to one to cite a source and to use "off site" quotes when one borrows from another author. I'm pretty sure that rule come from "Fair Use" rules.

I found this:


Limit your borrowing, both Quantitatively:
Quote or closely paraphrase as little as possible to make your point: under 10% is best; above 20% is high risk (though a recent case allowed that, where mainly facts were copied).


More about "Fair Use Copywrite Law" here: www.mbbp.com...



edit on 4-8-2013 by windword because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:30 PM
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Originally posted by windword
reply to post by VoidHawk
 


ATS does require to one to cite a source and to use "off site" quotes when one borrows from another author. I'm pretty sure that rule come from "Fair Use" rules.

I found this:


Limit your borrowing, both Quantitatively:
Quote or closely paraphrase as little as possible to make your point: under 10% is best; above 20% is high risk (though a recent case allowed that, where mainly facts were copied).


More about "Fair Use Copywrite Law here: www.mbbp.com...


Thanks for that



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