Since I’ve been accused of copyright infringement recently (for posting a trailer to a movie that I had nothing to do with making or promoting, nor am I hosting the trailer, I simply linked to it from YouTube) I find the subject interesting.
There is something called “fair use” that gives you the right and freedom to use SOME information without it being a copyright infringement. This includes news reports. You can freely use a portion of an article FOR DISCUSSION AND COMMENTARY. You cannot reprint (yes, even online) an entire article stripped of bylines. Whether to a news site, or a blog.
So take a look at these:
Creating an Unmanned Aircraft That Can Sense and Avoid by Juan Miguel Pedraza
Astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at 82 by the Associated Press
Lower Costs Via Aircraft Certification Reform? by Glenn Pew
LN: Czech Silence on Syria’s use of Albatros Plane embarrassing by Czech News Agency
That’s enough for now. All of these will come with some sort of disclaimer. That last one states very specifically:
Copyright 2011 by the Czech News Agency (ČTK). All rights reserved.
Copying, dissemination or other publication of this article or parts thereof without the prior written consent of ČTK is expressly forbidden. The Prague Daily Monitor and Monitor CE are not responsible for its content.
Basically that means you canNOT cut and paste the articles to YOUR site (or blog). It is their work, they own it. It’s COPYRIGHTED.
The Associated Press has also gone after blogs for doing exactly that.
I have, on this site, copy and pasted a couple of articles from Aero News. In all instances I have also linked to the original article and given credit as to where the article came from. Most importantly, I received permission from Jim Campbell, the editor in chief of ANN to do so.
I would be interested to know if the same can be said for Dave Riggs at Mach One Aviation.
Someone there is copying and pasting news articles in an “aviation news blog” .. stripping by lines and not providing links to the original articles. It’s still a copyright violation even if you link to the original though. You cannot copy and paste an ENTIRE article.
The associated press has gone after bloggers for doing this in the past. They will do so in the future.
You are stealing someone’s work when you do that. You are stealing the hits that should be going to their site (i.e. potentially messing with ad revenue).
As per usual, some people are just not willing to do the work and have no problem stealing someone else’s.
Yes, they stuck a picture of Riggs with Armstrong into the article. That doesn’t make it theirs. And poor Neil would be rolling in his grave if he new he was standing next to a convicted felon who looks constipated in that picture. I REPEAT, THAT DOESN’T MAKE IT YOUR ARTICLE.
My opinion is, this is another way for Riggs to try to overpower Aviation Criminal, the LA Times, Aero-News, and others in the Google rankings to hide his 30 years of criminal activity that has been exposed. By doing so, he’s just breaking more laws. He just can’t seem to help himself.
P.S. In the article about the drones, It was the University of NORTH DAKOTA, not South. You might want to fix that.Share on Facebook