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02-03-2012, 15:00   #1
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**IMPORTANT** Copyright policy

As most people are aware during the week Sean Sherlock but into place some new legislation in relation to copyright infringement.

This new legislation has forced us to make some changes to what can and can not be posted. As some material which may have been fine before could now lead to boards being more open to legal proceedings.

So what's changed

News Articles

It will no longer be possible to re-publish full articles from other sites or news papers. If people want to reference the full article they will have to link to it. The only exception to this is if the author has given their expressed permission for it to be republished.

Users can quote up to one paragraph of an article however if you do this you must provide a link back to the article.


You Tube

Only copyright holder officially uploaded videos should be embedded. As a lot of highlights and snippets of games will fall foul of this law, they should not be embedded.

Match Streams

This has always been a grey area and unfortunately now it has gotten to the point where we will no longer allow the linking of streams.

In match threads people can link to sites that have the official rights to broadcast the match on-line, however if there are any geo location restrictions there is to be no mention of ways to bypass this.

Photos

Again unless you have the copyright holders permission to reproduce the image you will have to link to it instead.

Anything else

The above are the main areas effected however anything that is copy righted is covered and should be reproduced here



It is with great regret that we have to take these steps however due to Sean Sherlock we have no option.

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

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02-03-2012, 15:04   #2
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Will this notice go up elsewhere in Boards or is it up to each moderator to put up in their own area.

What a stupid bloody law
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02-03-2012, 15:06   #3
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I don't envy you justsomebloke your job just got alot harder here.

Regarding the news articles is re-publishing forbidden even if the link for the article is posted?

Also what is the position on selected paragraphs being published?
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02-03-2012, 15:06   #4
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Thanks Sean I'm having a party later at my house if you want to call around and wreck that as well;
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Maybe i am in the wrong place to ask the question,but how does this affect the ability to quote someone on a reply to something in boards,do we now need their permission as they are the copyright holder of their post?
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such ridiculous crap, especially from the muppet whose own website was riddled with infringments. *sigh*
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Regarding the news articles is re-publishing forbidden even if the link for the article is posted?

Also what is the position on selected paragraphs being published?
Truthfully the main problem is we don't know how much of an article can be republished and cause of this we are initially going to have to go with zero tolerance approach. The legislation is so weakly put together we don't currently know where the boundaries are so will just have to play a wait and see game.
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02-03-2012, 15:15   #8
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The world is getting more Orwellian by the day.
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02-03-2012, 15:19   #9
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Ah Jaysus could you not have waited till after the non televised aironi Leinster game tonight?
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Lads it won't be long now before the text we type on forums must be certified and censored by the powers that be. Sad day for the interwebz.
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02-03-2012, 15:27   #11
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Ok lads we all know what Sean Sherlock is, however posting it is still considered abuse so can we please leave it out
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I emigrate and you lads let the place go to the dogs. Sound!
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02-03-2012, 16:00   #13
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So is it possible to link to somewhere else that links to match streams?
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Should probably sticky this to give everyone a chance to read it. Shame we wont be able to share that stuff, but it renders some other forums useless, like video, links & pics forum!
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So is it possible to link to somewhere else that links to match streams?
no, doing this still shows that you are trying to circumvent copyright law so is still a no I'm afraid
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