20 votes

Is this site supposed to be copying our questions and answers?

Please report these sites to the Stack Exchange powers that be: A site (or scraper) is copying content from Stack Exchange. What do I do? Send all reports of SCRAPERs to us via the form on the ...
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Is it legal and allowed to put pictures from films in questions?

The 100% legal answer is complicated because it dives into the murky jungle of copyright law and the fair use defense, but the answer is "should be OK as long as you don't overdo it." For a real, ...
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15 votes

What should we do about suspected plagiarism of SFF.SE content on other websites?

Looking over the transcript it certainly looks like YouTube user BessY has intentionally plagiarised content from my answer without attribution. BessY: This issue is dealt with, somewhat partially,...
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12 votes

Is it acceptable to include a scan of comic book page?

I Am Not A Lawyer but this seems like fair use to me. In US law, that means there are four important factors to consider: Purpose and character of the use In this case, it would most likely fall ...
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11 votes
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What should we do about suspected plagiarism of SFF.SE content on other websites?

Bottom line: I strongly suspect that this YouTube user stole the question concept and the answer for their video. You can't copyright a question or answer concept. Copyright controls text or ...
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11 votes

How to handle answers edited to add something that appears to infringe copyright

Since I was the user that made the edit let me address your points in this post in order. Firstly, the reason I made the edit in the first place is because providing the link on its own isn't great as ...
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9 votes

Is it legal and allowed to put pictures from films in questions?

Disclaimers: IANAL (I am not a lawyer), nor do I represent SE in any way (I'm a volunteer moderator on this site and do not speak for the company). From the Stack Exchange Network Content Policy: ...
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8 votes

How to handle answers edited to add something that appears to infringe copyright

Firstly, you can still see all edits to your post in the revisions history. The edit you're talking about isn't now credited to "Community"; that was a more recent edit. The editor you're ...
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6 votes

How to handle answers edited to add something that appears to infringe copyright

Before the edit your answer was basically a single sentence that referred to a link without providing more than the merest hint of the content. The only thing you said that provided any link to the ...
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6 votes

What should we do about suspected plagiarism of SFF.SE content on other websites?

First action should be direct confrontation, then escalate as necessary So after seeing this question, I decided to dig a little deeper. And what do you know, there's a whole lot more plagarism from ...
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