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Posted: 11/2/2002 9:07:05 PM EST
I am in the process of starting a completely non-commercial website which will focus on dissecting anti-gun news articles, editorials, press releases, etc. with the objective of pointing out false or inaccurate statements, illogical and emotional "I hate guns" rants, and so on. The format as originally planned would consist of quoting the entire text, and interjecting commentary on a paragraph by paragraph basis. However, I have been told that by doing this, I could possibly be in violation of copyright law (in particular, by using the entire text, not just a few bits and pieces). If this is illegal, my plan B is to not quote the entire text, but rather provide a link to the original article, and "describe" what is said (adding a few word for word quotes here and there). Any advice? Thanks! --Mike
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 12:23:46 PM EST
Hmm, this is a tough question. I think you are in the gray area between clear fair use and clear copyright infringement... To be safe, I'd link the articles and only quote small bits. If you want a more solid answer I think you will have to consult with a real copyright lawyer.
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