What Constitutes Copyright Violation?

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What Constitutes Copyright Violation?

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/65802285@N06/6837178052">Copyright symbol - white background</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">(license)</a>This question is courtesy of AR member Kim Gaston.  Kim wrote a post titled Is this post in copyright violation and ask that I post the question here.  You can read Kim's post here  and answer her directly or for readers that may want a straight answer, please post what you know about copyright laws in the comments.

Of course we all know that Lenn Harley touts herself as being the copyright authority so let's hope she weighs in as our copyright expert.

I'm no expert so I'm hoping that the Ambassadors and other lend their experience.

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David Shamansky
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OK I am game I will go check it out and see what she is saying and asking

Oct 27, 2015 03:21 AM #1
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Thanks David.  I'm sure we'll get a lot of valuable input here and on Kim's post. Excited to see what you have to say.

Oct 27, 2015 03:23 AM #2
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Thanks so much, Charita. Specifically, I'm wondering:

 If you are attributing your source(s), do you also write/email/forward your draft blog post to the source asking permission? In this case, to the author of the realtor.com article? It seems this would be necessary according to the AR statement when we post. Or, do we opt out and indicate this is not our original content? Its a very gray area to me. Thank you everyone.

Oct 27, 2015 03:29 AM #3
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Kim I think the most important thing to remember with regard to copyright is making it clear that the post, idea, discovery, conclusion or otherwise is not your own.  And you do this by citing your source which you have clearly done.  I'm guessing that only the first paragraph is the only one which requires a citation.

If the remaining text in the post is your own content, then you have nothing to worry about.

Overall, I believe the post is well written, properly cited and adequate links to make your point and give your readers points of reference for further information.

Oct 27, 2015 04:14 AM #4
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Kim with regard to AR policy, the quickest way to that answer is to pose that question directly to the AR staff.  Can you provide a link to that requirement?

Oct 27, 2015 04:58 AM #5
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Hi Charita. I stumbled upon your post and read Kim Gaston 's post on the Realtor.com article. This was my reply:

I found this post from Charita Cadenhead 's post on Copyright Infringement. You've provided the source of the quote and included the article, which mentions Colorado Springs, so I don't believe there's any infringement to worry about. Even the AR points for a blog should be fair game. Does that answer your question?

 

Thanks for sharing. The more we learn, the more we know.

Nov 12, 2015 03:57 AM #6
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
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Thank you Pat. Appreciate it.

Nov 12, 2015 04:48 AM #7
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
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Charita Cadenhead , I really appreciate you posting my questions and have received great feedback in response to copyright violation. Citing the source and providing a link to the article is key.

I've sent my second question directly to AR regarding that little checkbox asking if you've received permission to publish before you post. I'll follow up with their answer. Thanks!

Nov 12, 2015 11:16 PM #8
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Good deal Kim. Glad to hear it.

Nov 12, 2015 11:18 PM #9
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Dana Tapia
Re/Max of Orange Beach - Orange Beach, AL
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Thanks for the info, Charita Cadenhead.  I've only been blogging about two weeks, so any information is greatly appreciated.  And it's nice to find someone else in-state.  I'm in Gulf Shores.  :)

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