COPY / PASTE : we better watch it


first of all I want to thank the contributors of this website. You are all making a great service to the ham community. I hope you will keep up on the good work.

I am writing this note to sensibilize everyone about copyright protected texts.
Copying and pasting a copyrighted text is illegal, and can cause big troubles.
All you can do is link, comment or mention its content... but no way copy and paste.

This rule is valid for any text, except for those where the permission of the author (or of the holder of the copyrights) explicitly authorizes unrestricted reproduction. (Eg. Nasa Status Reports)

Thank you all again


iz6byy – Fri, 2004 – 06 – 25 12:59


Hello Alain,

I saw my msg (ISS oxygen leakage news) has been removed.
Most NASA news are free to copy (and publish) but
I gues not for CNN news (I should have read their
rules before publish :oops: ).
I saw Claudio cut the text and put a link to CNN, but
even that was removed.


73's Cor

Submitted by pd0rkc on Fri, 2004-06-25 13:32.

Yes Cor,
small sentences are fine... but longer texts are not legally acceptable.
We just have to report what we read in other words, then add a link.

I think the most important part of a post are the personal comments... more than the news itself. A news can be found anywhere:,, but comments from enthusiasts make this site unique.



Submitted by iz6byy on Fri, 2004-06-25 15:24.

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