Posting of rankings from other sources, copyright info

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    Rankings are copyrighted by their respective publishers. They can not be posted here unless it's done in a way that complies with copyright laws. Simply posting rankings to provide information to others is copyright infringement. We also do not permit our boards to be used as a vehicle to circumvent copyright laws, that is permitting posts that solicit copyrighted material whether it's text, software, media files etc.

    Unless you have permission to republish copyrighted content, your posts containing such much adhere to the "Fair Use" exemption in US copyright law.

    This is a brief description of "Fair Use" (reprinted with permission).

    We do NOT consider posting copyrighted material simply for others to comment on as Fair Use. If you wish to post such material you must offer the commentary and critique in your original post, and then others may comment on it. You should post no more than is necessary to offer the commentary/critique. Simply saying this list sucks, or #24 should be ranked higher isn't going to cut it as reason for posting an entire list. All works have commercial value regardless of whether they require a paid subscription or are free to view. At HF's our "free" content is supported by advertisers. If it's allowed to be reproduced everywhere else, there's no incentive to buy ads.

    As a practical consideration when posting rankings the easiest way to comply with copyright law is to post short groupings of lists so you can offer adequate commentary and comply with fair use. You can certainly post #1-10 or #11-20, etc. of rankings as long as you offer thoughtful commentary about it. Just don't do something like, "Here's the list, comments?"
     
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