Copyright: Quoting, Citing, etc.

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Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Folks: I've received a couple emails from the Terre Haute Tribune Star and other folks requesting to have articles removed because someone has copied and pasted the full article.

If you are going to refer to or use content from other sites or entities, such as news sites, blogs, personal sites etc., you must include a link or citation for it. You cannot copy and paste entire articles from other sites or entities as that is copyright infringement, and contributes nothing to discussion. You should not need more than a few sentences, or maybe a paragraph, to make your point in reference to the topic/discussion.

From - “Under the fair use doctrine of the U.S. copyright statute, it is permissible to use limited portions of a work including quotes, for purposes such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, and scholarly reports.”....the Literature Network abides by the Copyright Laws of the United States of America and of other countries where applicable.

So please make sure you refrain from this practice in the future and just pull out and quote bits and pieces of the article. Additionally, be sure to include a link in the post so folks can go to the site and read it in it's entirety. Thanks for you help in this! Go Sycamores!