I know it is a bit confusing about what the rules here are regarding posting of copyright material. I had something stickied about this awhile back and I un-stickied it. That was dumb on my part. Sorry. There is no way new people could know what our policy here is. The policy is that we only post a paragraph or less and then give a link to the entire article. We are a very laid-back community here so we don't "police" this as well as we probably should, and I know that sometimes we post more than a paragraph - I have been guilty of that myself. But I am asking you all - pretty much as a friend here, as much as an Admin guy - to help me out by trying to do better following the policy. Even if you don't agree with it, I'd still ask you to help us out and follow it anyway. I'd sure appreciate it.
I'm going to lock this announcement thread so we don't have this thing get blown up into a big deal. I don't think it will but you never know. Thanks a ton for everything you all do to keep this a chill messageboard.
"Unauthorized posting of a copyrighted work on a website can subject you to “statutory damages,” set by law at a minimum of $750 and a maximum of $30,000 per work that is infringed, based on the court's discretion. In the alternative, a court can award the plaintiff "actual damages", also known as compensatory damages, in the amount of any demonstrable loss suffered because of the infringement. Most copyright owners will choose statutory damages over actual damages because there is less to prove in order to obtain payment."