It has come to our attention that users/moderators are posting copyrighted articles without the permission from various sources from around the Internet.
These postings are not excerpts, with a link, (which is allowed under copyright law as fair use), but rather the articles in their entirety (which is not considered fair use).
This practice opens us up to DMCA (Digital Mellinium Copyright Act) filings with search engines and your hosting company at the least, with potential civil suits at worst.
Therefore IMMEDIATELLY the following rule will be adhered to and enforced:
Users will be allowed to cite part of an article and link to the rest, but no copyright violations were allowed.
01-13-2010 02:43 PM # ADS