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Citations on Bleeping Computer

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#1 britechguy


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:56 AM

Hello All,


            There has been some recent discussion regarding the appropriate style of citation for materials written by third parties on Bleeping Computer, even material that has clearly been created as press release material.


             In order to honor copyright it is not permissible to quote source material in its entirety unless said material explicitly states it may be quoted that way and that statement is included as part of the quotation.  This is a very rare exception.


             On those occasions where you might wish to include third-party material, the general rule allows for quotation of a brief passage, or several very brief passages, from the source material to let people know what it's about and to determine whether it's something they would like to explore further.   I like to call these "teaser quotes."


             We ask that the full URL to the source material be placed either immediately above, or below, the teaser quote or quotes, which is a very conventional way of directing readers back to original source materials.  It also saves you doing large scale cut and paste as well and some of the possible issues with format changes that sometimes occur.


             Thanks very much for following this convention.


See also:  The pinned topic in this very forum, Copyrights And You


Edited by britechguy, 24 April 2018 - 05:51 PM.
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