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GDR
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Message 1 of 7 (735292)
08-10-2014 1:17 PM


In the thread "Harmonizing Physics and Philosophy" PaulK has suggested that by posting what I did I am infringing on copyright laws. If this is the case then I should delete the post.

What do you say?


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nwr
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Message 2 of 7 (735293)
08-10-2014 1:47 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by GDR
08-10-2014 1:17 PM


I'm not Admin (obviously), but I'll give my two cents anyway.

I agree with PaulK, that you should have summarized and given a link.

As to whether to remove. I'd say that what's done is done. So let it be, unless there is a copyright complaint.


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Message 3 of 7 (735298)
08-10-2014 6:21 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by nwr
08-10-2014 1:47 PM


I agree with PaulK, that you should have summarized and given a link.

As to whether to remove. I'd say that what's done is done. So let it be, unless there is a copyright complaint.

The lack of a summary is a problem for initiating a discussion. GDR should at least let us know how much of the position he adopts for himself.

Waiting for a copyright complaint puts the site owners in a somewhat awkward legal position. I am not Percy's attorney, but one step that site owners might take to avoid problems with user posted stuff is to make sure they are DMCA compliant, something that it does not appear to me has been done. Doing so is a reasonable easy undertaking. You could find the steps for doing so using an internet search. You could also find a link to the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA on Wikipedia.

This is of course not legal advice, but a general discussion of my impressions after reading GDRs post. I'll add that that the content includes quite bit of tripe. I would not put a copy of it on my refrigerator.


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Message 4 of 7 (735300)
08-10-2014 7:59 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by GDR
08-10-2014 1:17 PM


Because of the length it should be replaced by a link.

Concerning copyright, it's never been an issue. There are occasional requests to remove something, I assess them when I get them.

Edited by Admin, : Grammar.


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GDR
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Message 5 of 7 (735301)
08-10-2014 8:28 PM
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08-10-2014 7:59 PM


Thanks Percy. Have done.

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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Message 6 of 7 (735304)
08-10-2014 9:41 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by GDR
08-10-2014 1:17 PM


... by posting what I did I am infringing on copyright laws. ...

My take on this is that as long as you post the proper credits (who wrote it) and the publishing information (ie original source where it is available), AND as long as no money changes hands (ie you don't profit from it), AND if it is available on line without fee, then no harm no foul.

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Message 7 of 7 (735307)
08-11-2014 1:18 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by RAZD
08-10-2014 9:41 PM


RAZD, that may be the way a lot of people think about it, but it isn't the law. Really, the way it's meant to be done here - providing a link and excerpting relatively small amounts of material - is a much better way to go.
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