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