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  •  And Another Thing (12+ / 0-)

    Since some people will likely point out that there are no hard and fast rules regarding "fair use" of copyrighted materials (as has been discussed at great length in various diaries so far this year), the safest thing is always to err on the side of caution.  If it seems like you might perhaps be quoting a bit much (especially given the relative length of the copyrighted item), trim it down somewhat and suggest that readers go through the link to read more at its original source.

    Better safe than sorry.

    •  the side of caution (1+ / 0-)
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      it sure sounds like a "chilling effect" to me...

      "The power to dominate rests on the differential possession of knowledge" -Foucault

      by Jett on Thu Jan 18, 2007 at 01:36:42 PM PST

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    •  err on the side of caution (0+ / 0-)

      I agree... but no, that's not even what kos has done.

      The reproduction of a full work, while debatable, is an incautious approach to take, say if you are the EFF and want to provoke a case... then you might push fair use interpretation that far (there are some compelling examples with social benefit)...

      HOWEVER: kos could also, "err on the side of caution" and set harder rules as to how much one can quote, and so on... which has not.

      in this policy I think kos simply taking a moderate view.

      strong infrastructure, fair play and sober leadership

      by pyrrho on Thu Jan 18, 2007 at 06:23:20 PM PST

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