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Use of Copyrighted Materials
« on: March 03, 2017, 01:52:25 PM »
To avoid possible copyright issues with material (articles, blogs, images, etc.) that appears on other web sites, please keep in mind it could be a violation of copyright to re-post such material without the consent of the author.

These days, almost all things are copyrighted the moment they are written, and no copyright notice is required.

You must obtain permission before you can use copyrighted material on web pages, books, publications, essays, etc. You can only use copyrighted material if you have explicit permission from the author to do so. Donít assume that if you credit the author there is no copyright infringement. It is wrong to think that giving credit to the author of an article or other material is not violating copyright law. Permission from the author is still required.

Postings to the Internet are not granted to the public domain, and don't grant you any permission to do further copying except perhaps the sort of copying the poster might have expected in the ordinary flow of Internet information.

Generally, you may establish a hypertext link to another web site provided the link does not state or imply sponsorship of the other web site.

Any links from to other web sites are provided for information purposes only. does not assume any responsibility or liability with respect to any web site linked from this web site. does not review or monitor such links. A link from this web site to another web site (or a link from another web site to this web site) does not constitute a referral, endorsement, approval, advertising, offer or solicitation with respect to such web site, its contents, or any products or services advertised or distributed through that web site. The privacy policies of other web sites may differ from those of If you have questions about the policies of other web sites, please contact them directly.

In summary, when referencing an article or material from a source other than, please do not copy the entire article in the body of your forum post. Simply reference the article, giving proper credit to both the author and source.
Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this matter.

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