What is MeFi policy on linking to material that is copyrighted in the US? If we don't have one, did I inadvertently do something that might cause a problem for mathowie?
posted by zarq to Etiquette/Policy at 2:59 PM (14 comments total)
I linked to a couple of Orwell novels hosted at another site in this post
. The books are apparently under current copyright
in the US (where MetaFilter's servers are,) and the UK. The FAQ doesn't address the issue.
FWIW, I do
know that this has been a hotly debated topic for years, especially since the AP / blogger fiasco
. I'm not really looking to rehash whether linking to such materials is morally acceptable.