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Is an interview coming from another site considered as copyright?

  1. Hello everyone!I am Eva and I have the music blog http://www.theworldlovesmusic.wordpress.com. I would like to post an interview that I found at this site -> http://www.menslounge.gr/entertainment/mousiki/sunenteuxi_locomondo.html,0 about a music band.I think of copying it and pasting it to the blog. Is this considered as copyright? Do I have to write that it comes from the specific site?
    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is theworldlovesmusic.wordpress.com.

  2. You do not have any right to use anything on your blog that you do not have permission from the copyright holder to use.

  3. Even when something isn't copyrighted/copyrightable, it can still be plagiarized, which is also a big no-no. It's also just bad form to take the entirety of someone else's article unless they grant you permission. Reposting a snippet of it ("fair use" standard) that you found really particularly interesting, commenting on it, and linking to the original article is fine, though -- you can then talk about why you found the article so interesting.

  4. Thanks a lot for your advice (I'm a new blogger and I wasn't sure about that). :-)

  5. You're welcome! I hope you have fun blogging!

  6. Specifically, the actual direct quotes are not covered by copyright, but the interview as a whole IS. So you can quote them, but not in the order the original had, not any of the questions, etc.

    Also, pasting is going to mess up your blog. I know a guy who had his whole blog ruined by a consultant who pasted in a hundred or so Word documents. And then he had to pay the guy to fix it and it took two days.

    It would only have taken me 90 seconds, but that's because I know WP.

  7. ~~ raincoaster

  8. (and I'm so glad I'm a WordPerfect user since 1988 & version 4.2! I use Word only when forced to!)

  9. WordPerfect will also introduce errors, though. Be careful with copy/paste and always select "Wordpress should correct invalidly nested XHTML" on your blogs.

    You can still get WordPerfect?

  10. @theworldlovesmusic
    Go to Settings > Writing and select “ ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

    If you copy and paste text from elsewhere without using either icon 5 or icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor, please see here so you know how to do this correctly http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

  11. Yeppers! I'm still happy with it even though now Corel is its home. (But Corel is Canadian, and Canadians are nice, no? :))

    I always have that (the correct invalidly nest html) checked. In fact, when I imported my Livejournal, LJ had a TON of errors in their LJ-generated html. I coulda done better when I was manually typing all of my html in notepad back in the early 90s. I had to go through and make insignificant changes just to have wordpress fix lj's problems. And there are still some really ugly bits of html left in posts I imported from lj.

    So far, I've been very happy w/ cutting & pasting from WordPerfect, though I do go through the post after and check it each time, and have occasionally had to make tweaks in the html editor. It's usually odd spacing issues. I also code the html text formatting tags (em, strong, etc.) separately, either using wordpress's visual editor or putting in the tags manually in WordPerfect (and I've not had a problem with that, either).

    Basically, checking the post as your creating it (in preview as well as html) and then proofreading it again after it's posted can avoid most problems w/ cutting & pasting from other sources, and other sorts of problems, too -- measure twice, cut once! :)

  12. That last was @raincoaster! :)

  13. @mmadfan
    I'm amazed WordPerfect is still around.
    I recommend using a plain text editor. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2007/10/24/free-plain-text-editors/

  14. @raincoaster. I could copy my LONG bits from wordperfect (which I use for writing and work -- which is also writing! lol!) into a text editor and then copy it again back to wordpress, but I've not encountered a problem so far -- it retains certain things and not others, which I put in by hand. (This is only for certain content in certain pages, not for my regular posts, anyway, so it doesn't often arise.)

  15. As long as you have that magic box selected, you're fine.

    What kills me about this consultant screwing up this fellow's website is, I told the customer two years ago this would be a problem and in order to fix it would require a little bit more than simply pasting things straight in. He didn't hire me. He hired this other guy. Who then ruined his website and for 48 hours had no idea how to fix it.

    Sigh. Some days it's tempting to think everyone's a sexist.

  16. This is fast becoming very OT, but . . . I agree. And too often, it really is sexism, even if the person is completely clueless that that's what's going on in the back of their mind. And call me naive (or merely a wide-eyed optimist), but I'm still shocked when someone is blatantly or obviously racist or sexist & thinks I'm just going to nod and agree. Weird world we live in!

    But maybe that guy who hired the other guy might think twice about basing his judgement of someone on something like their gender rather than their competence!

  17. Quite possibly. I'm sure a couple of mutual friends will remind him of what I said two years ago. I'm just bitter because I know a fellow who's starting a company with every sign of being extremely successful, and all the salaried positions have been offered to men. Men of excellent skill sets, but skill sets which are nonetheless inferior to my own. What have I been offered? The chance to liveblog their meetings once a month for $60.

    No thanks. I thought we'd moved beyond being the supercompetent secretary behind the throne. Get out of my damn chair.

  18. @raincoaster: I don't blame you for being bitter. Been in similar situations, myself.

  19. Can you explain to me why I should change that setting? I tell you that because I don't have a problem with copying and pasting text. The same text appears whether i have that box checked or not.

  20. You will see the same text no matter what the box's checked are or the box you paste it into - the paste boxes @timetheif refers to will take out extra junk that will mess up the formatting - the box 2raincoaster refers to will help to also correct the formatting info that you only see when you look at the html text of a Post - the formatting info that some programs put in can mess things up - the "should correct" from @RC will check for bad formatting like open div tags and such that will trash the formatting of a whole page of your blg.

  21. Ok. I think I got it! :-)

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