1. Denny_
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    Guidelines for quoting source material (web)

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Denny_, May 3, 2009.

    I'm new to the forum, new to writing for that matter and I was wondering is information one finds on the internet is considered public domain and can be used without worry.

    For example I was researching law firms on the web and found a paragraph on a firm's site that would fit perfectly in my fictional novel to describe unscrupulous practices. I would like to use the paragraph verbatim; is that permitted?

    Thanks,

    Denny
     
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    agreed... it is absolutely NOT permitted!... in fact, if you look hard enough, you'll probably find on most sites, some notice to the effect that all on the site is copyright protected...

    go here for the rules 'n regs: www.copyright.gov
     

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