TLF will continue to allow the posting of short quotations from 3rd party resources under the principles of "Fair Dealing", provided that a URL link to the original source is provided. We will base this on published UK Government "Exceptions to Copyright" Guidance as defined here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exceptions-to-copyright
TLF's rules have been updated to reflect this position. Please make sure you read and understand the whole statement below ...
Please respect copyright holders and the applicable laws. You, as users, are the initial defence against copyright infringement so please be careful. Where LemonFool considers that the copyright of others may be infringed, posts may be edited or deleted without warning. In general, it is acceptable to quote a short extract from another source, under the "fair dealing" exception, provided due credit is given and a URL link to the originating site is provided (or citation if no URL is available). However, copying large sections of text from elsewhere is likely to infringe copyright. Some websites seek to allow no quoting of any text, and it is the user's responsibility to comply with copyright law. Please note that many images are also copyright material. For Gov.UK guidance on "fair dealing" exceptions please refer to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exceptions-to-copyright . The LemonFool will not ordinarily enter into discussion over moderation decisions in this respect, and moderators are likely to err on the side of caution."
For the avoidance of doubt, TLF will abide by the UK Government's guidance, irrespective of the quotation's source. However, if challenged by the copyright owner, TLF may still decide to remove the quoted text. We will treat it on a case by case basis.
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