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Threads like this exist because exercising social interaction is good for the PTSD sufferer. That interaction doesn’t have to be on light, easy topics. It can be on tough topics.
But this site is not the platform for any proselytizing of political (or religious) viewpoints.
Have a conversation. Express views. Be direct - be blunt.
But members should not turn this site into a soapbox. I don’t care how right you think you are. There are sites to go and fight the battles on. This is not one of them.
And before anyone decides to cry, “censorship”!! - this is not censorship. This is maintaining the site for its intended purpose and audience.
Which I, as a former site admin & executive moderator (of several unrelated websites), fully support. But along those lines, while the previous discussion was getting heated (and I actually do support changing the topic, believe it or not), I am heavily offended when mods removed information I provided using the BS line of copyright law.
I call it BS for a reason, Joey. If you guys think it’s getting too heated, say so. But don’t use the (GASP!) Copyright law as an excuse. You certainly do have the right to even go so far as to censor what is published here, as it is a publicly accessible-privately owned website. The only thing you cannot do, that I know of, is take what I say and transform it into something it is not. Like if I say that “I support the euthenization of stray animals infected with distemper”, you cannot say “I support the murdering of stray animals that look ill”. Well, you could, but then that could end up being a legal dispute as well.
Think about this, Joey-
“What Is Fair Use?
“In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner. In other words, fair use is a defense against a claim of copyright infringement. If your use qualifies as a fair use, then it would not be considered an infringement.
“So what is a “transformative” use? If this definition seems ambiguous or vague, be aware that millions of dollars in legal fees have been spent attempting to define what qualifies as a fair use. There are no hard-and-fast rules, only general guidelines and varied court decisions, because the judges and lawmakers who created the fair use exception did not want to limit its definition. Like free speech, they wanted it to have an expansive meaning that could be open to interpretation.
Most fair use analysis falls into two categories: (1) commentary and criticism, or (2) parody.”1
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“One important consideration is whether the use in question advances a socially beneficial activity like those listed in the statute: criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research. Other important considerations are whether the use is commercial or noncommercial and whether the use is “transformative.”
“Noncommercial use is more likely to be deemed fair use than commercial use, and the statute expressly contrasts nonprofit educational purposes with commercial ones. However, uses made at or by a nonprofit educational institution may be deemed commercial if they are profit-making.”2
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“17 U.S. Code § 107 - Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
(Pub. L. 94–553, title I, § 101, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2546; Pub. L. 101–650, title VI, § 607, Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5132; Pub. L. 102–492, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 3145.)”3
And if you question what I am talking about, which I do not object to, feel free to check the experts on the matter- the US Copyright office.4
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1. What Is Fair Use?
2. Copyright and Fair Use
3. 17 U.S. Code § 107 - Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
4. More Information on Fair Use | U.S. Copyright Office
Joey, others, please do not be offended but what I have said here. It certainly is not my intention. I would have said something earlier, except that I was "expedited" to the ER at the local hospital yesterday morning. I had food poisoning, and it hit me hard enough that I spent all morning, afternoon and evening in the ER getting Lord-knows-what pumped into my veins. It hit me, and because of where I live, it caused severe dehydration that I couldn't manage myself. I was nearly dead when I got to the ER. Not just my opinion, but the cop that expedited me and the ER doctor. You should see both arms- they kept punching holes in me trying to get an IV in. Ah, the joys of dehydration. (insert rolling eyes icon)
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I had to remove the links because otherwise my post is refused. Guess I'm not "white/black/purple/pink/gay/straight/man/woman/whatever/you name it" enough. (pick one, I guess)
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