Copyright violation

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Catte Nappe

21 Nov, 2017 04:59 PM

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 23 Nov, 2017 04:18 AM

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    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 official action ourselves.

    We do appreciate you, as a site user, making the comment that you did there and providing the link to the original source.

    Thanks for raising the issue.

  2. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 23 Nov, 2017 04:18 AM.

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