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  •  pipsorcle, you seem to have copied all or (0+ / 0-)

    nearly all of the Patch.com article. Do you hold the copyright or did you get permission? If not, please edit.

    •  It's hard to edit to be honest (1+ / 0-)
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      Lujane

      Normally I only copy sections of any source I refer in any of  my diaries but the deal is, I'm trying to make a point in this one particularly and the information there is relevant with the points I'm making.  I can try to edit my diary with the information that is cited to make key points in but then I'd be leaving out information to back my point.

      Understand, I'm not trying to cherry pick the information.  The diary has a lot of relevant information and it's a short article, not a long one.

      I'm really not sure what the issue is with copyrighting unless I didn't otherwise reference the website URL of the Patch.com article.  I write research papers and essays all the time with citations, references and such but with diaries, I'm not exactly sure what the purpose is with copyrighting here.  If it means no entire article must be published on Daily Kos, then surely that means traffic could very well be driven from the Patch.com page to the Daily Kos page.

      •  I understand your dilemma and it comes from (0+ / 0-)

        wanting to be clear and provide supporting documentation. However, copyright violation comes under the heading of "Immediately bannable behavior." (I'm NOT advocating for that, of course, just trying to steer you in the right direction.) I've heard the FAQ is no longer findable, but here's an excerpt from what's published at the help desk.

        Copyright violations. Most things you run across are well-covered by fair use: taking snippets of someone else's text in order to make a point of your own is protected, for example. But taking protected works in their (near or full) entirety clearly violates copyright law, in most cases. See the various online discussions of the doctrine of fair use.
        From Help Desk
        If you go to the link, you'll find the "fair use" part is linked to a Wikipedia discussion of fair use. You might find that useful in the future. Credit is an issue, but it is not THE issue.  

        Some people use 3 paragraphs as a rough guide, although that is not a legal rule and it depends on other factors such as the length of the total work.

        I'm not sure what your last sentence means or how quoting the entire article drives Patch traffic to Daily Kos, but traffic isn't the point. You can't just quote an entire copyrighted article without permission. I haven't HR'ed, but I have sent the issue to admin for however they might choose to address it. I'll leave it there, but I encourage you to read up on "fair use."

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