By tallawah
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Fair Use

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I was going to begin this article with a direct quote from a legal document but realised that since most people have no idea what plagiarism is or what constitutes Fair Use, I will advise them to simply pop the term: "Fair Use" into a search box and read for themselves.

Once one has read this exception to copyright, they may get an understanding of what is allowed. Legally.

For example, if one was writing about Great European Portraits and put in an image of the Mona Lisa they could NOT be sued. This is because they are not claiming to have painted it, they are not acting as if they own it. They are merely using it to set off the article they are writing.

This is called, in LAW, Fair Use.

Too many people have never read the LAW, know absolutely nothing at all whatsoever about it, and so will spew foolishness.

Just read the LAW for yourself.
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Justin Interesting
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soncee Very good
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tallawah @Justin Thank you
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tallawah @soncee It is very important that we know the law...
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Smokey2017 Interesting article
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Violeta Very nice
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tallawah @Violeta thank you
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tallawah @Smokey2017 you inspired
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NyishaHv Awesome article, honestly. About time someone wrote something like this lol We have a lot of plaigerism accusations flying around on Tuetego
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tallawah @NyishaHv yes, and the attacks are without substance. It is as if being a good writer annoys others so they concoct a reason to attack you.
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NyishaHv I know what you mean. Another thing that is debatable is if it is copyright to post articles that others have written on the internet. People do it a lot on social media sites like facebook and twitter. Still not sure if it's allowed here but I do see a lot doing it. I've been on Tuetego for about a year now and before many used to post a lot of articles written by others and it would get likes, I suppose it was excepted here because many thought it was allowed.
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tallawah @NyishaHv that is plagiarism. To take an item I wrote on Hubpages and post it here under your own name is actionable.

To read an article, put it in your own words, and change the tone is not.

For example, suppose you just read an article about paper training a puppy and you decided to write an article on the topic, but it is your words, the topic is general.

When you use an image to decorate an item, for example, if you are writing about doughnuts and find an image and put that in a corner, you are not in anyway claiming to have taken the photo, it is fair use. You notice many images are 'staged' they are created images.

They line up attractive men and women as if they are interviewing for a job. It is a staged image. These are models. The person who hired and paid them to take the photo puts it up not on it's own, but to represent people coming for an interview.

To go into the office around the corner and take a photo of real people awaiting an interview could be attacked by those people for a breach of their privacy.

As the annoying pests here are trying to drive people away they try to discourage. One idiot tried to tell me something about an image so I stopped write, contacted Admin. Admin gave me the all clear.

Another one 'wrote' term used loosely) a thinly veiled attack.


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