Posted by Glenn Ribotsky on November 24, 2005 at 14:13:01:
In Reply to: Paula Radcliffe makes impressive return posted by ernie beach on November 24, 2005 at 00:15:54:
Y'know, not to put too fine a point on this, but unless this is Ernie's own written article, there may be a problem posting such things here without attribution.
The Fair Use Doctrine does allow for the use of small, quoted passages in realms in which there are no commercial purposes or intent, but the proviso is that the source must be given and acknowledged.
There have been a number of recent copyright infringement lawsuits specifically involving non-attributed Internet content, and I'm sure that no one would want to get Rich Re or the site in trouble.
Bottom line--if you're using lines/sentences/paragraphs that you have not written, it's only fair and proper--and less legally dangerous--to attribute the source.
(And let's see if this gets more responses for who wrote it or for the specific words used than for the issue, which is fairly important, I'd say.)
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