We have long held that copying and using snippets of news articles in part are ok at ID. Effective immediatly, any posting of whole articles for use in posts, by other sources, will result in infractions to that user up to and including being banned from ID. If a member wishes to use a portion not to include more than 50% of any outside publication, the quoted text MUST be enclosed in quote bbcode tags, and must reference the article source link as the source. Additionally, if anyone wonders or discovers that they may have previously quoted whole articles in their posts, please post a link here so staff can edit them down. This new policy is in effect immediatly and includes all posts made since ID's inception. This is very important to protect ID in light of recent litigation by a legal firm in Las Vegas named RightHaven. Questions and comments below if you have them. Thank you for your assistance.