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No more worry from copyright lawsuit?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by charvak, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. charvak

    charvak Registered Member

    May 23, 2009
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    I just read a news article.

    I think if I quote or take the entire article and publish on my site then what monitory harm I am doing to the original author? and if it is not possible to prove that it harm the original author then what is the use of copyright law?
  2. 195471

    195471 Regular Member

    Oct 11, 2008
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    Merely quoting an article constitutes "fair use", but copying the whole thing without permission from the author/publisher is copyright infringement. As for the article you quoted, the writer is trying to compare apples to oranges; privacy breaches and intellectual property violations are two completely different things.