This blog follows a fair use policy when using original works, which is based on current copyright and intellectual property laws. Original content created in this blog is subject to the same fair use copyright protections. Electronic Frontier Foundation offers some guidelines on what is fair use of content and images in blogs:
“Short quotations will usually be fair use, not copyright infringement. The Copyright Act says that “fair use…for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.” So if you are commenting on or criticizing an item someone else has posted, you have a fair use right to quote. The law favors “transformative” uses €” commentary, either praise or criticism, is better than straight copying €” but courts have said that even putting a piece of an existing work into a new context (such as a thumbnail in an image search engine) counts as “transformative.”
Note: Federal law gives this site immunity from libel or slander when republishing defammatory material from another source, as well as commenting on that material.
“Images are subject to the same copyright and fair use laws as written materials, so here too you’ll want to think about the fair use factors that might apply. Is the image used in a transformative way? Are you taking only what’s necessary to convey your point? A thumbnail (reduced-size) image, or a portion of a larger image is more likely to be fair use than taking an entire full-size image.“