Rose DesRochers Thoughts – Fair Use of Copyrighted News Materials

There is a great deal of confusion surrounding posting news articles on ones website or blog in there full entirety. Some consider it to be fair use. Posting the first paragraph, first few sentences, or a quote from the article is considered to be fair use. Posting the full article without permission from the source, is actually in fact a copyright violation. If you’re posting full articles , you may be opening yourself to a copyright infringement lawsuit. The chances of being sued are most likely pretty slim, by why take that risk. Respect copyright on the web. Link to the article, but don’t reprint the article in it’s full entirety without written permission.

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