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Respecting copyright when referencing material in posts
« on: January 31, 2013, 03:40:21 pm »
Hi all,

A number of forum members have been copying large chunks of text or even entire articles from other sites recently. This is not allowed unless you have permission from the owners of the content - and if you do have permission you need to make that clear in your post.

The forum agreement states that forum members should not post any material on the site unless they are the owners of the content. 

It is okay to copy a headline and summary of an article before adding a link to the article if you say 'according to' the BBC or the WHT etc. This offers context and helps people decide whether to click through or not. But copying an entire article is not allowed.

If you do quote from an online resource, consider putting the content in quote box to make clear that it is from the site you are linking to. 

Posts that contain whole articles without a note confirming that permission to reproduce the content has been obtained will either be edited or removed.


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