Web sites getting sued?

Discussion in 'FirearmsTalk Support and Suggestions' started by cpttango30, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Over on TFL there is a new policy about posting news articles. It says in a shortend version that some web sites are being sued by newspapers because members are copy and pasting whole articles.

    I dunno I always try to enclude the writes name with the articles I post.

    Copyright law provides for “fair use” of portions of a copyrighted work. You can copy no more than a SINGLE paragraph from the article to your post (3 or 4 sentences at most).

    Just thought I would bring it up. Notdku maybe we need a policy like TFL? on this stuff with wll the political post a lot of times being cut and pasted.
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  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    I always place the "Cut and Paste" portion in
    and provide a link to the original. I've notice many here so that as well.
     

  3. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    They don't sue, they just send cease and desist notices.

    Also I don't get sued, the poster can technically get sued, so it's kind of your own risk type thing.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    This is kind of off topic and I'm new here and learning to be one of the "guys" here. LOL What does TFL stand for? Whenever I'm new on a forum, I have to ask a whole bunch of questions. Sorry.
     
  5. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I googled it. It stands for the flaming lips. A gay band that I guess Tango is a groopie for.:eek::D

    Or it could be the website the firing line.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That's right *****es, the boss don't play. REPRESENT!! :D
     
  7. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Flaming Lips aren't a gay band. Lots of Oklahomans would object to that, Jo....and we know, you don't mess with Oklahoma....or is that Texas?
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    The Firing Line (TFL) Fourm
     
  9. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I guess Lony's a gay groopie too!:eek::D:eek:

    Let's see how many friends I can lose in one morning:rolleyes:
     
  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Reseda, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs, and San Francisco.....all places that Jo has lived in.

    Just coincidence?
     
  11. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    Now that makes me wanna do it!