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On new board --
Click here -- GCIC
-- Jackson Brown (Jackson_Brown@deja.com), November 12, 2001
The new forum has a legally FATAL flaw: Advertising. This constitutes commercial exploitation, and thus (I believe, as I am not an attorney) negates and voids any "Fair Use" privileges that exist at this commercial-free forum. I, for one, will NOT republish ANY copyrighted material in the new forum. Hyperlinks may be furnished, but these often quickly expire. That has been the entire concept of this forum, to preserve otherwise expired material in an archive. I'm uncertain whether the new forum can legally perform this function. Those who republish copyrighted material proceed at their own legal peril.
-- Robert Riggs (email@example.com), November 12, 2001.
Robert, what are you talking about??
There is NO advertising at the new GICC..none!
MANY EZBoard forums, like TimeBomb2000 -- WITH advertising -- post 1000s of articles, in full.
-- Jackson Brown (Jackson_Brown@deja.com), November 13, 2001.
EZ board has hundreds of forums and they ALL post news articles. What are you talking about!
I have been reading a few dozen of them for years and there has NEVER been a single problem with posting full articles.
NOT A WORD - anywhere! Fair use FULLY applies!
-- Seth (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 13, 2001.
I have read EZ board forums for a good while as well.
Using their search function I have proably been in a hundred message baord "communities" -- or more. I see full news article posted on all that I have read and that is a good many.
They have 800,000 message boards!!!!
They have 6 million registered members!!!
There is NOT a single word about posting copyrighted material anywhere.
I just re-read their terms of service to be sure, and there is not a word about news articles (etc) and posting.
-- (GeraldM@yahoo.com), November 13, 2001.