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Nonetheless, our work is illegally reproduced every day on websites across the country. The federal Copyright Act protects our rights and our readers' rights to make fair use of copyrighted content. We have no issue with people who quote a portion of a story so as to comment on it, perhaps even criticize it. That's the essence of free speech in a vigorous democracy.
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Finally, paying for Works. While Company would like to have deep pockets like big news organizations and pay the prices afforded by photographers &/or artists, we can't as we make little to no money. However, in regards to any Work dispute by the original author, we will be happy to ammend the Work in question to include correct author and link back to the original, or remove the Work in question.
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