Copying text from sites/magazines on your Blog.
It depends on what country he is in. If in the US, he can post excerpts under fair use. But fair use will likely mean in this case, since he is publishing to every one in the world, that he has substantial commentary of his own. If he is merely republishing entire articles, or publishing excerpts without commertary, then he is violating copyright, assuming he does not have a license.
There is likely a copyright violation if all parties reside in the US, but I think the whole issue comes down to integrity. You really aren't going to get very far with this type of behavior. Users will call you on it and ignore the comments and blog all together.
Would you care to expand on that karma (maybe before this thread gets removed :-) ?
I'm not sure if that is in my best interest. It really is silly, but I still found it annoying just the same.
karma wrote, "Users will call you on it and ignore the comments and blog all together."
J. D. Trollinger
I think they do. If you blantantly break copyright laws, you will not be considered a reputable source. In journalism reputation is everything.
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