Wrong. An article made available for free on my website does not relinquish my rights as the author. Now if I post the article and provide a release of my rights to the article (think copyleft), then anyone can copy it based on those rights provided. That is no different than if I write a flash game and distribute it. I can distribute it with the standard rights my country offers, or additional rights on my choosing, or I can simply release it into the wild and say anyone can do anything they want with it. There are plenty of free and legal pieces of software out in the wild that you are free to redistribute based on the rights afforded by the author. Something offered for free from the author/publisher does not automagically give you the right to reproduce it, be it software or poetry or an article about a game you like.
Yea, maybe you should read my statement again there.
They're basically arguing that quoting the entire article goes beyond fair use. Quoting small sections, on the other hand, is fine.
Now that inernet trolls have been defeated in these lawsuits where judges ruled they were fair use since the poster wasn't profiting, maybe we can get rid of this ridiculous rule? The main troll behind this is now having to pay big legal fees for the people he sued.
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