Posted by Geegee on October 21, 2008, at 20:53:46
In reply to Re: So Sad Kids And Bipolar I Compared To Adults » yxibow, posted by Phillipa on October 21, 2008, at 19:44:31
Another very good reason to excerpt material rather post entire articles...copyrights. Medscape holds the copyrights to its materials, as evidenced by the this: "Medscape Medical News 2008. ©2008 Medscape" found at the bottom of the page. Regarding posting copyrighted material, there are site guidelines in the FAQ:
How do copyrights work here?
At the same time, nobody should post anything they don't have the right to. When exactly one has that right, however, can be complicated. Even if the issue is the reposting here, without explicit permission, of the full text of an article copyrighted by someone else:
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 17:56:37 -0700
From: Lawrence Lessig
This turns out to be a hard question. In my view, it is or should be fair use, but there is some authority to the contrary. Is there a reason you can't simply publish links?
Acceptable options include summarizing or paraphrasing, simply posting a link, as suggested above, fair use of a portion, or, of course, obtaining permission. If material you hold the copyright to has been reproduced here and you object, please contact me.