Copyright Infringement at WU

By: TheDevilsAdvocate , 10:01 PM GMT on May 06, 2012

I know, happens all the time. Today, however, we see a particularly egregious example from one of the resident tea bag nutters. He actually lifted Ross Douthat's entire column from today's New York Times and posted it on his own blog - without even acknowledging the Times. Certainly there are some sources out there that allow free reproduction of copyrighted material but the NYT is not one of them. This is from the Times website:

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How many here think that Jer ponied up the $200 for the right to reproduce the Times material? Rhetorical question. Especially ironic when one considers the incessant chants of SOCIALISM-SOCIALISM-SOCIALISM. Yet he feels free to appropriate the property of another, probably in his mind to promote the common good. Also ironic when one considers the constant pratter about the rule of law in the US - a rule that exists only until it butts up against their personal prerogatives.

Make no mistake about it, this is theft. The NYT pays Ross Douthat to write his column and expects to be able to sell that product to cover expenses and make a profit for their shareholders.  People that illicitly reproduce IP are taking money away from the Time shareholders and putting Mr. Douthat's ability to make a living at risk.  To be honest, I'm really surprised that WU doesn't have zero tolerance on this stuff since their IP is at risk as well.






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65. DaveFive
11:59 AM GMT on January 02, 2014
Dear TheDevilsAdvocate,
Thank you for posting that information.
Sincerely,
Dave
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64. PensacolaDoug
10:14 PM GMT on December 07, 2013


By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Published: December 5, 2013


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WASHINGTON — White House officials on Thursday abruptly changed their story about whether President Obama had ever met his father’s half brother, a Boston man who faced deportation to Kenya after a drunken-driving arrest in 2011.

Two years ago, White House officials told The Boston Globe that the president had never met Onyango Obama, known as Omar, Mr. Obama’s uncle. But Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, said Thursday that the 2011 statement was incorrect. In fact, the two men lived together briefly while the president was a student at Harvard Law, Mr. Carney said.

The president “had met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” Mr. Carney said, and “he stayed with him for a brief period of time until the president’s apartment was ready.”

Mr. Carney added: “After that, they saw each other once every few months while the president was in Cambridge, and then, after law school, they gradually fell out of touch. The president has not seen Omar Obama in 20 years and has not spoken with him in roughly 10 years.”

White House officials explained the abrupt change in the story by saying that no one asked the president in 2011 whether he knew his uncle. Instead, Mr. Carney told reporters that White House officials then had simply relied upon the president’s own books and the public record to determine that they had never met.

“Back when this arose, folks looked at the record, including the president’s book, and there was no evidence that they had met,” Mr. Carney said. “That was what was conveyed. Nobody spoke to the president.”

Mr. Carney said that he decided to ask the president about the issue directly in the last several days after Omar Obama asserted during a deportation hearing that he had briefly lived with his famous nephew.

“When Omar Obama said the other day, and there were reports that he had said the other day, that President Obama, back when he was a law school student, had stayed with him in Cambridge, I thought it was the right thing to do to go ask him,” Mr. Carney said. “Nobody had asked him in the past.”

That answer was quickly mocked by conservatives on Thursday. The Drudge Report, a conservative news website, called it a presidential “flip-flop.”

Questions about the relationship between the two men arose after Omar Obama’s arrest and subsequent deportation proceedings in 2011, when The Globe reported that he had told the police, “I think I will call the White House.” The White House said at the time that no administration official had or would take any action in the cases.

Mr. Carney repeated that assertion on Thursday, saying that there had been “absolutely zero interference” by the White House in Omar Obama’s case. On Tuesday, a judge in Boston ruled that Omar Obama could stay in the United States and apply for eventual citizenship after he testified that he had lived in the country for 50 years, paid income tax and been arrested only once.
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63. ybtrel
1:27 PM GMT on July 18, 2012
Here is a post i gone through which "wunderground" it is very knowledgeable for us.
easily attorny
easily attorny
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62. spathy
1:08 AM GMT on May 18, 2012
Just a note:
There was a comment directed at me that was deleted?/removed. This is not my blog but honestly I think the comment should stand. I invited it. And I find humor and lessons in the strangest places.
There wasnt a threat made. And it can be a teachable moment.
Not to mention a reflection of the mindset.
I see the comment still stands because of my quote.
Does anyone know the rules,should I edit my quote?
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61. DontAnnoyMe
7:20 PM GMT on May 16, 2012
Quoting spathy:
My eyes are tearing so much from laughter, I cant see to type.


+1, lol



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60. PurpleDrank
2:43 PM GMT on May 16, 2012
say no to tea
say yes to syzurp

fo shizzle
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59. spathy
1:53 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Ok enough fun for one evening.
My eyes are tearing so much from laughter, I cant see to type.

Have fun folks see ya tomorrow.
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58. spathy
1:33 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
"Preoccupation with fantasies that focus on unlimited success, power, intelligence, beauty, or love
Belief that he or she is "special" and unique, and can only be understood by other special people."
Yup Occupy Walstreet crowd.
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57. spathy
1:31 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Hummmm?
After reading that,I cant help but be reminded of the Progressive Party and those that occupy Wallstreet.
It must be a symptom but let me just work this out on line.

Other common traits of narcissistic personality disorder include the following:

Preoccupation with fantasies that focus on unlimited success, power, intelligence, beauty, or love
Belief that he or she is "special" and unique, and can only be understood by other special people
Expectation that others will automatically go along with what he or she wants
Inability to recognize or identify with the feelings, needs, and viewpoints of others
Envy of others or a belief that others are envious of him or her
Hypersensitivity to insults (real or imagined), criticism, or defeat, possibly reacting with rage, shame and humiliation
Arrogant behavior and/or attitude

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56. spathy
1:26 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Oh here ya go.
I looked it up.
Gotta love the Net.
You have been so helpful Tea with your diagnosis of me.
Can you show me how I exhibit these symptoms?
The reason I ask is because I must be in denial.
I look at this list and just deny the symptoms.
I think that must be one of the symptoms.
So in your wisdom please help me see the true Spathy.


Narcissistic Personality Disorder


Narcissism is a term used to describe a focus on the self and self-admiration that is taken to an extreme. The word "narcissism" comes from a Greek myth in which a handsome young man named Narcissus sees his reflection in a pool of water and falls in love with it.

Narcissistic personality disorder is one of a group of conditions called dramatic personality disorders. People with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions and a distorted self-image. Narcissistic personality disorder is further characterized by an abnormal love of self, an exaggerated sense of superiority and importance, and a preoccupation with success and power. However, these attitudes and behaviors do not reflect true self-confidence. Instead, the attitudes conceal a deep sense of insecurity and a fragile self-esteem.

What Are the Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

In many cases, people with narcissistic personality disorder:

Are self-centered and boastful
Seek constant attention and admiration
Consider themselves better than others
Exaggerate their talents and achievements
Believe that they are entitled to special treatment
Are easily hurt but may not show it
Set unrealistic goals
May take advantage of others to achieve their goals

Other common traits of narcissistic personality disorder include the following:

Preoccupation with fantasies that focus on unlimited success, power, intelligence, beauty, or love
Belief that he or she is "special" and unique, and can only be understood by other special people
Expectation that others will automatically go along with what he or she wants
Inability to recognize or identify with the feelings, needs, and viewpoints of others
Envy of others or a belief that others are envious of him or her
Hypersensitivity to insults (real or imagined), criticism, or defeat, possibly reacting with rage, shame and humiliation
Arrogant behavior and/or attitude

I dont know the link rules on this site but I am sure that when they know I suffer from such a drastic disorder I will be declared incompetent to suffer the consequences of the law.

Link
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55. spathy
1:06 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Tea.
Whats NPD?
I do have persistent Dyslexia.
But whats the N for?

Please let me know.
I cant start the first step without a diagnosis.
And how many steps are there to recovery from? NPD?
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54. spathy
12:58 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Tea?
Have you ever tried gardening?
I had the most wonderful experience today.
A long time customer of mine came in today and she looked more spunky than normal.
She thanked me for giving her advice on gardening.(She had always been a Beach of a customer)
She is getting older and I have seen a decline in her over the past 14 years.
She told me that my ;and fellow coworkers, advice gave her hope and courage to continue gardening.(she was a habitual plant killer)
She had been suffering from Parkinsons disease for the past several years and the drug treatment hadn't been doing a good enough job of controlling symptoms.
She came in today for the first time with no plant problems.
She just came in to pick up a few more plants to take care of and befriend.
She told me about how much better she had been doing because she was getting out in the garden daily.
She was walking,stretching,planning... Moving and thinking around her yard.
She told me that her doctor was wondering what was the cause of her new found inspiration and well being. She told the Doc that she had taken up gardening and had finally found success.
Her Doctor told her that that path was better than any drug he could ever prescribe.

Humor,happiness,achieving perpetual goals,its amazing what things can soothe the savage beast of plant killers.

There are people in this world that always are grumpy.
They are usually grumpy because things arent going their way.
When they find the path to making things go their way. They find bliss.
And its a path that only an individual can pave.
Please find your inner peace.
Its alot more fun for you and the people around you.
Its a healthy place to be.

Plant a happy seed and watch it prosper and bloom.
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53. SayNoToTea
12:41 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Spathy, no hate intended, yet I can understand why even posting what i did would upset you. I would never diagnose you just over blog statements even though you have presented over five of the symptoms of the behavior which in a clinical setting would be enough to classify you as such. If you truly are suffering from NPD I would feel compassion for you and hope you were being treated.
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52. spathy
12:21 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Quoting PurpleDrank:
Fo shizzle my nizzle.


Not even if you paid me.
Well?
Wait!
Are you wearing Cammo high heels?
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51. PurpleDrank
12:02 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Fo shizzle my nizzle.
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50. spathy
11:55 PM GMT on May 15, 2012
Geesh!!!!
Lighten up will ya.
Such hate and ridicule directly aimed.
I am having fun.
How is that hate and ridicule party going over there?
Have you checked your blood pressure lately?
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49. spathy
11:52 PM GMT on May 15, 2012
Quoting SayNoToTea:
Actually, speaking of yourself in the third person is commonly a sign of mental illness, typically narcissistic personality disorder.

Thank you tea.
Did that study involve blogging?
Spathy wants to know.
I often even make fun of myself.
Like the fact that I have horrible spelling.
Self deprocation can be fun when you are secure enough to partake.
Are there any studys about that?
Are there any studys about how boring being perfect all the time is?
Because I thought I was wrong one time,but I was mistaken.
Best moment I ever had.
Should I add the sarcasm flag?
Or are you getting it?
GMAB!
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48. SayNoToTea
11:38 PM GMT on May 15, 2012
Actually, speaking of yourself in the third person is commonly a sign of mental illness, typically narcissistic personality disorder.
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47. spathy
11:08 PM GMT on May 15, 2012
Quoting capeflorida:
Spathy, you are correct. You are an arse! go back to the bunker where you came from and where you belong!. Only very confused and weird people refer to themselves in the third person as you do.


Cape Thank you for your analysis and suggestion. Spathy refers to himself only on the blogs. He does so because it is weird in a fun way.

Now for my suggestion to you Cape.
Blog where ever you wish and by all means have some fun and hopefully learn something along the way.

As for an analysis?
I would never be so presumptive.
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45. spathy
1:29 AM GMT on May 13, 2012
BTW
Just to be an arse.
Spathy excels at that.
I have to ask. Which one is it Tea? Does the Washington Post, "states that I can use it for non commercial use". Or is it,"I have permission from WP".?????
And with either of those scenarios is this the baseline compliance?

"The fact is that almost anyone who reads an excerpt can search its origination"
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44. spathy
1:00 AM GMT on May 13, 2012
Why?

Because of this sentence in Rookies lead post:
"without even acknowledging the Times"
Thats why this:

1. spathy 10:58 PM GMT on May 06, 2012
Um????
DUDE!
I see a link as Plain as Day.

And this:

2. spathy 11:04 PM GMT on May 06, 2012
And furthermore why dont you go take a look at the No Tea (Adjective) and see how many times he actually DOES NOT Link source?

And this:

3. spathy 11:12 PM GMT on May 06, 2012
BWAHAHAHA
Every single header(I stopped counting past 4) post from NO TEA is doing exactly what you are peeved about.

I must not have been clear when I posted those.
I was referring to the sentence in Blog header post.

"without even acknowledging the Times"

Then I was continually ridiculed for not understanding Copy rules,then blamed for saying you violated copy rules,when I merely pointed out as simple fact.
Jer did give credit and many times you dont.



Think about how I was just treated,on this blog.
Yet I stuck it out.
I tried to have a civil conversation so all could learn.
I didnt call anyone "Nutters" "Morally expedient" Scarily ignorant of right and wrong"Or tell someone to "kiss off".
I even apologized for something I didnt do.
Granted It may have looked like I accused you(tea) of something else,but you didnt ask what I was referring to you just pounced and assumed.

And then after all that you post this......

"The fact is that almost anyone who reads an excerpt can search its origination"

That proves my point.
When you muddy a subject with politics the subject is lost.
I learned from this blog post.
Yet you (Tea) seem fine in continuance of neglectful cut and paste.

So thats why I keep "harping" on "it".







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43. SayNoToTea
6:59 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
The "link" does not impugn you from copyright infringement. So why you keep harping on it doesn't make sense to me. The fact is that almost anyone who reads an excerpt can search its origination. The only thing would be if I tried to claim the work was from myself which I do not do.
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42. spathy
6:42 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
Quoting SayNoToTea:
Singling one person out is not fair and balanced

Yet you did exactly that, you singled out me and not only that you were wrong as I respect copyrights. I'm still waiting for that apology.


Tea I believe I did apologize a few lines up.
And you still dont even link to many of your Pasted posts.
So you tell me,is it infringement?
We will just have to trust you.
And to be more direct. I apologize to you Tea for stating you were guilty of the same thing.
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41. SayNoToTea
6:34 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
Singling one person out is not fair and balanced

Yet you did exactly that, you singled out me and not only that you were wrong as I respect copyrights. I'm still waiting for that apology.
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40. spathy
6:04 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
I wish I had said that earlier. It would have saved alot of time. LOL
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39. spathy
5:55 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
Ok I will just put it this way.Rookie raises a good point. Its something to think about and is a reminder to all of us to try our best to follow the rules.Singling one person out is not fair and balanced.Especially when it seems its only directed at one type of perspective.
When its framed in that way it detracts from the point of Copy infringement and seems more directed at political ideology.
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38. spathy
5:38 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
Amee Ellsworth is based in Bennett, Colorado, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices
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37. spathy
5:36 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
Quoting SayNoToTea:
Sorry Spathy, but I cut and pasted that from Digg

I apologize Tea. It looked like it came from Allvoices/where Digg got it from.

And when we read that post from you, how do we know where it came from?
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36. SayNoToTea
5:32 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
Sorry Spathy, but I cut and pasted that from Digg
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35. spathy
5:14 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
(6:55 PM GMT on April 24, 2012 Charles dyer.) Yes tea you did. And yes it does look like Jer went over the line with posting the entire article. But at least he posted a link so you know what site rules or where he could have gotten permission.
So back to my question. Is this blog about Jer or is it about Copy infringement on WU?

Please remember Jer does own his own Website so it is quite possible that he has received and or paid for use from many sources.
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34. SayNoToTea
4:37 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
I don't believe I have ever used Allvoices, hower I have permission from WP. So once again Spathy, let's go back to the subject at hand, Is jerry guilty of copyright infringement?
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33. Some1Has2BtheRookie
4:31 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
Quoting spathy:
Thanks Rookie.Quite honestly the way some of these rules read is a little confusing.Especially when there are type errors like with All voices rules.
On a side note. You would think that if these websites really cared about the subject they would make their rules a little more prominent/easier to find.


LOL! I hear you Spathy! You speak clearly and are easily understood as opposed to the legalese that others are prone to using. Sometimes I wonder if the, "Enter Here" sign actually means that you can enter there when you read all of the fine print on the sign. ;-)
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32. spathy
4:23 PM GMT on May 12, 2012
Thanks Rookie.Quite honestly the way some of these rules read is a little confusing.Especially when there are type errors like with All voices rules.
On a side note. You would think that if these websites really cared about the subject they would make their rules a little more prominent/easier to find.
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31. Some1Has2BtheRookie
5:20 AM GMT on May 12, 2012
Quoting spathy:
Looks like you need to at least link to Washington Post. And it looks to me like allvoices you cant copy any of it. Is that how it reads to you? And its very difficult to know if you broke any particular copyright rules if you dont link to or at least mention the source.


I did not want to get involved, but that is not what it says, Spathy. Should you only post a link to a WP article then permission is generally not required. To post any of the content requires consent.
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30. spathy
5:00 AM GMT on May 12, 2012
Looks like you need to at least link to Washington Post. And it looks to me like allvoices you cant copy any of it. Is that how it reads to you? And its very difficult to know if you broke any particular copyright rules if you dont link to or at least mention the source.

(6:55 PM GMT on April 24, 2012 Charles dyer.)
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29. spathy
1:24 AM GMT on May 12, 2012



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28. spathy
12:39 AM GMT on May 12, 2012
Wow ok Tea.
You just seemed to have looked up the rules for the sites you used so I thought you might have them handy.


How can I get professional reprints of, or permission to use, individual articles or videos?

Go to http://www.washingtonpostreprints.com/ and complete the relevant forms. You may also e-mail wppermissions@parsintl.com or call 212.221.9595, ext. 210. Please include details about the content you are requesting (headline or url, date of publication) and how you intend to use that content, as well as your contact information.

You generally do not need permission to post a link to content on washingtonpost.com or to embed videos using Post-provided embed codes.
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27. SayNoToTea
4:05 PM GMT on May 11, 2012
Spathy, your audactity astounds me. You slander my name accusing me of copyright infringement and now it is evident that you merely stated this without knowing if your statement was true or not. That's some low life BS. So then I have to come on here and defend myself over something totally unnecessary and afterwards you ask for links? It amazes me, purley and simply that you would think I would. I happen to live in a country where you are innocent until proven guilty. Either prove me guilty or apologize, but to ask me to allow you to castigate my name on a statement that you now have proven to have pulled from your ass and had no credibillity and then prove it to you. Kiss Off!
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26. spathy
2:11 AM GMT on May 11, 2012
Quoting SayNoToTea:
You have to smile when the far right nut jobs try to confuse a subject either by outright lies or stupidity. First, providing a link unless stated as necessary by the sources copyright restrictions does not negate copyright laws. Second if I was violating copyright laws would it make it any less illegal for another person. Third, if you look at my last blog post, which I suggest every citizen concerned with our government to do, (childish self plug) I have 4 items which I have imported from other sites. Tjhe first is from Flickr, which has no copyright retrictions unless imported from the uploaded source which this did not. My second item is from the Federal Govt. which under the freedom of informqation act I can use. my third item is from Intoxination which has no copyright limitations and their parent hosting site only enforces those mainained by their blogs author. my last item is from the W. Post which states that I can use it for non commercial use.


Tea could you post(copyright restrictions) with link, the rules for re post and link for the places you mentioned?
Just curious because I cant seem to find these rules within their site..(Site specific)
I trust your roundup of rules, I just would like to see how they read.
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25. Jonas
1:20 AM GMT on May 11, 2012
Politics, like religion and professional sports is all about plagiarizing . . . variations on a theme. You don't see many original thoughts when it comes to these subjects.

You should be apprised there is a self-appointed "Troll Patrol" on this site.

As to copyrights, get serious, I have had several original articles snatched from me. If you look at the matter on the whole you will see ethics and responsibility has been long forgotten along with logic and decency.

The real test is watch and see who steals your post material, now that is the acid test. Have you experienced anyone snatching your "original" written thoughts and posting them elsewhere?

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24. SayNoToTea
2:56 PM GMT on May 10, 2012
You have to smile when the far right nut jobs try to confuse a subject either by outright lies or stupidity. First, providing a link unless stated as necessary by the sources copyright restrictions does not negate copyright laws. Second if I was violating copyright laws would it make it any less illegal for another person. Third, if you look at my last blog post, which I suggest every citizen concerned with our government to do, (childish self plug) I have 4 items which I have imported from other sites. Tjhe first is from Flickr, which has no copyright retrictions unless imported from the uploaded source which this did not. My second item is from the Federal Govt. which under the freedom of informqation act I can use. my third item is from Intoxination which has no copyright limitations and their parent hosting site only enforces those mainained by their blogs author. my last item is from the W. Post which states that I can use it for non commercial use.
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23. spathy
2:09 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
Jusk make an accusation. (what you are doing) =same results.

My grammar and comp isnt the best but I did use a question mark.
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22. spathy
2:02 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
When I ask a question,I am not making something up.
But that is a political tactic.
Just raise the question and the repercussions are enough of a diversion. Retractions are on page .......?
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21. spathy
1:56 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
Advocate
Read my posts.
"Within the NYT are there special rules when it comes to OPED..."
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20. spathy
1:52 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
I will try one more time Advocate for a conversation.
Did I state that OPED was exempt?
No!
Did I ask because I wanted a conversation,and I wasnt sure?
Yes!
Did you simply attack and not respond in a conversational/informative way?
YES!
One more chance.
Refer to previous set of questions.

What type of blog are you offering here Advocate?

Although not a must, most good quality blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via GUI widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.[2] In that sense, blogging can be seen as a form of social networking. Indeed, bloggers do not only produce content to post on their blogs but also build social relations with their readers and other bloggers.[3]

Many blogs provide commentary on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries;

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19. spathy
1:41 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
Did Scott Turow Keep The Copyright On His NY Times Op-Ed About The Importance Of Copyright?
from the questions,-questions dept

While many people pointed out the hilarious irony of Turow and his colleagues using Shakespeare as an example for stronger copyright laws -- since the Bard lived in an era without any copyright laws, and was famous for directly copying the works of many others -- some others noted a separate bit of irony. In taking to the pages of the NY Times to insist on the importance of copyright for authors, or warning that authors may not have incentives to write any more, some pointed out that the standard NY Times Op-Ed agreement involves handing over your copyright on the Op-Ed to the NY Times to do whatever it wants with it.

Read the entire article here:

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18. TheDevilsAdvocate
1:31 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
Just re-read your posts and it's clear that you don't know the difference between a link and cut and paste. Again, you guys are very, very scary.

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17. TheDevilsAdvocate
1:29 AM GMT on May 10, 2012


Quoting spathy:


Advocate.
Yes I understand partial post and link guidelines.
Within the NYT are there special rules when it comes to OPED articles and why the singling out of Jer?
Answer the questions, dont just slash back at me.
Then we can have a conversation.
Calm down.
Its good :O)
Sorry, but no special rules for OpEd material - that's something you just made up.  Again, if you don't even know the difference between right and wrong, why should anyone take you seriously?

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16. spathy
1:17 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
Thanks Aub.
Its a problem yes.
But just where does the problem get defined and enforced on a consistent basis so its clear how much of a problem it is?
And just whom are the real violators?
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15. spathy
1:14 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
You know how it works.
There are guidelines and laws that are on the books.
Are they Guidelines or Laws?
They are only there to CYA in some cases.
You only enforce them when the opportunity or mood strikes.
So if NYT website directs me how to link(step by step)
Just how protective of the articles are they?
And when I link(post in full) to said article and they dont like it?
Who has a big problem on their hands?
And in a court of law when there is no consistency what leg is there to stand on?

These are just questions.
Food for thought.
When the waters are muddied what results are expected?
Wrong is wrong.
But if wrong is enforced on a whim,just how is anyone supposed to know exactly what the rules are?
Or are they just supposed to be guidelines,crossed at your own risk?
Inquiring minds want to know.

This can be fun and scary at the same time.
But I bet it makes ya thimpk :O)
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