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what you should or should not put in a blog


todd told me this morning in my last blog entry to not put something that is copyrighted in my blog and that it didn't look like i wrote it????  i have been putting news stories here sometimes.are we not allowed to do that?

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Rick GComment by Rick G - December 6, 2006, 5:44 pm
As long as you credit the source of the article you should be OK. It's not plagiarism.

If they require express written consent to reproduce the article, then you can't do it. That's usually stated at the end of the article.

MillionsWantedComment by MillionsWanted - December 6, 2006, 6:34 pm
Looks like you took it from Wikipedia. Just credit Wikipedia and it should be OK.
four4meComment by four4me - December 6, 2006, 6:34 pm
when i post something i want others to see i usually post the source or a link to the article or website.
What Todd is refering to is proprietary articles which might like RickG said not be allowed to post without the origonal writers permission. like some news articles say not to be reprinted or copied without permission.
justxploringComment by justxploring - December 6, 2006, 8:35 pm
I never read anything I thought you plagiarized, Mike, but I agree with the previous comments. I usually do my best to say "I read this online" or "someone sent this to me." I recently posted a story about Santa and a sick child, but I didn't think I had to say "I read this somewhere" because I thought it was obvious since it took place in WI. The writing style was also so unlike mine. However, after I posted it and my editing time ran out I had thought about making that comment. I have no idea if it was copyrighted since a friend emailed it to me. Most of my posts are spontaneous thoughts anyway (since most people aren't as strange as I am! lol) but I think Todd is only trying to protect the integrity of this site.
Comment by LOTTOMIKE - December 6, 2006, 9:25 pm
i agree,todd knows i wouldn't do anything intentionally to hurt this site.i made a mistake and hope he knows i only want to help.
TenajComment by Tenaj - December 6, 2006, 9:56 pm
Mike giving the credits, source and date is not an option.

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