Some of you may be aware that the Copyright SI was signed recently. This has an immediate effect on us in the Hip Hop forum......well accross all of boards.ie. There are 3 main areas affected so far.
Re-publishing an article from another website or news paper (and this includes scans of the newspaper) is absolutely 100% breach of copyright unless they have specifically said that they allow the content to be re-published royalty free. 99.9% of the time, this won't be the case. So, if people want to talk about a news story, they cannot copy/paste the whole thing into a thread. If people want to talk about an article somewhere, they should be providing a link back to where it's come from - ultimately this is someone else's work and they should at least get the benefit of being acknowledged.
So, only post links to articles. Not the full article or a snippet.
Copyrighted content such as music is already covered as YouTube has a revenue sharing system in place for these things. Full TV shows and so on are quite often in breach of YouTube's own rules and so will get snipped.
So it's ok to post music video's, but no full length documentaries or movies are to be posted.
We dont nomally post streams here, but for the moment, they cannot be posted.
As always, if you are posting any free music, always include a link to the download source showing that it's legit.
Thank you Mr. Sherlock.
If you would like to voice your opinion about the legislation with Sean Sherlock all his contact details can be found at http://www.labour.ie/seansherlock