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#1  Postby stijndeloose » Nov 30, 2011 6:44 am

The staff would like to draw everyone's attention to the following section of the FUA:

FUA wrote:3.8 Proprietary Rights

The Internet allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their creations or information with us. expects that you will not use the service to violate anyone's copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. By submitting material to, you are representing that you are the owner of the material; are making your submission with the express consent of the owner; or have legal authorisation and/or rights to submit any non-owned property.

In the interests of transparency, the maintenance of a high standard of debate and compliance with copyright law:

a. All quoted texts must be presented as such and attributed to a source to avoid confusion over authorship. Therefore, you must provide links to online sources or list author, title, and edition copyright when quoting from printed literature. The onus is on you to ensure that you have copyright permission to copy text from articles, in situations where fair use does not apply.
b. You may not post "copyrighted" material in its entirety or large amounts of material that is available from other sites.
c. You may not "hotlink" unless it is explicitly allowed by the website.

Most websites have a limit of 200 words.

LIFE is adding a report reason for copyrighted articles in case you see articles that exceed the allowed length. While we, as previously, will continue to shorten any quotes we come across that exceed the allowed length, we may still miss one here and there, so do feel free to report them.

ETA: We have added a little clarification to article 1.2.0 of Appendix 1.
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