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Is it Piracy to print a poem on here, proper credit it's due, to read another time or share with someone else?
Just ask permission first -- most people will be happy to let you. I don't even really think that piracy is piracy in most cases as stated by authorities Smile
(10-08-2016, 07:54 AM)CRNDLSM Wrote: [ -> ]Is it Piracy to print a poem on here, proper credit it's due, to read another time or share with someone else?

yep. if you haven't paid for it or got permission to share it, it's piracy, jim ladd.
As Parkinson (of the eponymous Law) explained, the way to obtain premissions is to doggedly elevate your appeal to the lowest level at which it can be approved, then stop. Wink
it depends if it's in the public domain. it also depends what country you post from as it's not the same worldwide. for example if it a Byron poem from an amazon book it carries the copyright of said book. the silly thing is you're allowed to write the exact same poem from a public domain book and it's out of copyright. as for modern poetry; to post it you need permission [in general] that said, if you attribute it you won't go to prison fro it unless you do so and make a profit, you'll just get told off for being a naughty boy asking permission as some have said is a good thing.

if someone posts a poem in facebook no permission is needed as the poet can make it so it shares with all some or none. if it can be shared then there's an intrinsic free license to do so and it's automatically attributed. to simply copy and paste the poem without attribution is a nono.

(10-08-2016, 07:54 AM)CRNDLSM Wrote: [ -> ]Is it Piracy to print a poem on here, proper credit it's due, to read another time or share with someone else?
It is piracy to board a galleon with your mateys and abscond with the doubloons.
It's not piracy since there's no economic exchange.
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(10-10-2016, 10:51 PM)milo Wrote: [ -> ]It is piracy to board a galleon with your mateys and abscond with the doubloons.
there's doesn't have to be. if i download an in copyright song from pirate bay and get caught i could be facing a fine of thousands. same with films. the fact we download them is an argument for the prosecution that we're depriving someone of a fee.

(10-10-2016, 10:53 PM)Pdeathstar Wrote: [ -> ]It's not piracy since there's no economic exchange.
the song is for sale, the poem is not. Unless it is, then it would be piracy.
I don't see anything wrong with reading a poem from here to a friend or printing it and putting it on the fridge or in a picture frame on the wall if I wanted to as long as I don't lead anyone to believe that it's mine.

Sharing it in a public forum, which the entire internet is, or printing it for distribution is another story which would deprive the author of first publishing rights and should not be done without the poet's permission.

So, IMO, print away as long as you're only making an origami crane mobile out of them.
when i say depriving them of a fee, we're depriving them of a chance to make money off us.
if i do a song and don't put it up for sale and you copy it without my permission it's still piracy.
piracy is stealing a copy without permission for free. an example would be films that are downloaded before they going on sale. the movie houses have still charged people with stealing their product. a poem is also a product and if you share it without permission and people download it it is indeedy piracy.
an intent to sell is the same as not for sale.


(10-11-2016, 08:39 PM)Pdeathstar Wrote: [ -> ]the song is for sale, the poem is not. Unless it is, then it would be piracy.
same here

(10-11-2016, 08:46 PM)ellajam Wrote: [ -> ]I don't see anything wrong with reading a poem from here to a friend or printing it and putting it on the fridge or in a picture frame on the wall if I wanted to as long as I don't lead anyone to believe that it's mine.

Sharing it in a public forum, which the entire internet is, or printing it for distribution is another story which would deprive the author of first publishing rights and should not be done without the poet's permission.

So, IMO, print away as long as you're only making an origami crane mobile out of them.