Possible malware - NoScript XSS Warning

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Just Bob

24 Apr, 2018 11:28 PM

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 26 Apr, 2018 09:33 PM

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    Hello, and thanks for asking.

    Thanks for asking.

    You actually are raising two issues, one regarding copyright and another regarding suspicious content. I'll reply to them both, starting with a long explanation of fair use and copyright protections.

    The legal doctrine of “fair use” allows people to quote brief portions of a news story for the purpose of letting people know about a story, commenting on the story, etc. The generally-accepted maximum length of excerpted material is three paragraphs.

    Or, the short explanation, from kos himself: "Do not steal other people's content, whether it's words or pictures, without explicit permission to do so. Doing so is a bannable offense."

    However, this is also true: Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, responsibility for enforcing copyright violations is entirely that of the copyright holders. Unless we hear from them in a particular case, we aren’t in a position to take action ourselves.

    If you are a copyright holder wishing to protect your rights regarding something posted on this site, please follow this link for guidelines and directions for submitting a notice: http://www.dailykos.com/dmca-copyright-notice

    As for the suspicious content, we have no reason to believe that the image is carrying any bad code along with it. The XSS warning was probably triggered by the particular construction of the image filename.

    You didn't raise the thread-jacking issue, but we will, since a user besides the poster did lodge that objection (with support). In a thread of 77 total comments, engaging in a thread of 20 comments is disproportionate. It would have been more constructive if you'd both been willing to walk away sooner.

  2. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 26 Apr, 2018 09:33 PM.

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