Copyright Violations


Staff member

Please do not post entire articles copied for other websites.

It is a copyright violation.

I cannot edit such posts all the time and I have no choice but to delete such posts/threads.



Staff member
Giving link of news or article comes under copyright violation?
Of course not.

Linking to an article is acceptable.

Using a few lines of an article is also not a copyright violation.

There is no real definition of "few lines" and so users must use their own judgement.

Publishing 10 lines from an article with 12 lines may be considered a copyright violation by many, but copying 15 lines from a 300 page book may not be seen a copyright violation by the same people.

As explained above, the substantiality of the copying is more important than the actual amount. For instance, copying a complete short poem is more substantial than copying a random paragraph of a novel;
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