I have been blogging for years and I am not sure what the diffence is between posting a link and "fair use." I thought that was what I doing? I have never claimed to have written anything I have not.
Anyone out there know what fair use means?
An email I received.
As a humanist (and I count myself among those ranks) you should know better than to blatantly steal intellectual property – one of the tenets of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Copying my article (“Doll pulled off Kmart shelves – for now,” Dec. 12 Missoulian, and reprinted in the Billings Gazette, Dec. 14) and pasting it on your blog is a violation of U.S. copyright laws.
You are, of course, free to link to the original article and paste original text on your blog as per “fair use.”
I appreciate your interest in this story. But please follow the law.