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Is the following a legal posting under fair use? Please delete if not..
 
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Doug,

I don't see how that posting an image that has been copyrighted by someone else could constitute fair use. So I would have to say no.

I have read quite a bit about "fair use" but don't claim to be an expert on it. There are entire law firms that make their living litigating fair use issues so it is very complex.

Many people have heard of the term "fair use" and apply it to suit their own needs without understanding what is allowed under fair use and what is not. They think almost anything can be reproduced under fair use. That will get them in trouble. And then there are huge gray areas. I say err on the side of caution.

Why not just ask for permission to post the graph? Many people will give permission for reproduction of their works without charge.
 
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Thanks

Thanks for the speedy reply.

I agree. Thanks for taking care of the deletion.

It might be well to add to the FAQ help section. I notice a lot of pictures are posted from other sites that may or may not be copyrighted. I think some photos might be in the same category as the graph I presented.

Doug
 

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Posting copyrighted material has been prohibited by our rules since day one.

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Good Question Doug, and thanks HS for the clarification. I do know that when posting a link it is OK to use the Byline and a partial few sentences of the first paragraph and often the intire first paragraph. It is absolutely essential to post the internet link and give credit where credit is do. for example I am going to start this as thread on a more broad subject regarding copyright along with a related articale about Adobe '8' that may prove helpful to appraisers report security

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/2008/05/quoting-copyrighted-material-in-user.html

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If its online just post the link to it.
 

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If its online just post the link to it.

Exactly! Post a link to it and write your comments in your post about the material at the link.

Just don't reproduce the copyrighted information here (or anywhere else) unless you want to subject yourself to copyright lawsuits because the poster is responsible for what they post!
 
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