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Posting articles from a pay wall newspaper?

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magimedi Mon 03-Mar-14 14:22:49

Is this allowed or will it cause copyright trouble for MN?

I subscribe to The Times & wanted to copy & post an article from there on a thread I was on.

I haven't done so & have PM'd it to a couple of people, but I wondered if I could have don this?

NymodigFruOla Mon 03-Mar-14 19:35:15

I might be wrong, but if you post a link from a paywall newspaper and the person that clicks on the link doesn't subscribe, then you don't get anything anyway - apart from the home page?

magimedi Mon 03-Mar-14 19:45:07

Not posting the link, but copying and pasting the relevant article & posting it on a thread.

NymodigFruOla Mon 03-Mar-14 19:45:52

Ah, sorry, I see blush

IamtheZombie Mon 03-Mar-14 19:53:59

It's not allowed, magi. There was a thread fairly recently where someone did that and HQ had to remove the post.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 05-Mar-14 09:42:30


We tend to delete these when they're reported to us, because posting up an entire article from a paywalled paper/publication isn't really 'fair use' in copyright terms. It's OK to quote a few lines, but if we receive a complaint about C+Ping the entire article we do take the post down.

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