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Recurring Problem
Using email snippets.
Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 488 posted 3:53 am on Mar 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Bottom line: We can't include email correspondences in posts. Not even snippets. Not even a one sentence quote.

Why?

Because all of the following have occurred on WebmasterWorld :
- some email contains copyrighted material.
- some email may fall under the scope of non-disclosure agreements.
- some email between businesses and clients or customers may include trade secrets.
- some email based press releases, may appear to be distributable - but are not.
- some email may be under court ordered restrictions.
- some press releases are legally embargoed between two parties (nda again).
- some email is just sneaky ad copy and should fall under spam guidelines.

We have no way of knowing which is and which isn't legally covered by any of the above.
We can't play favorites, and won't try. The only way we can handle it is to disallow any email correspondences from being placed in the forums.

Thank you for your co-operation.
Brett

 

mivox

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Msg#: 488 posted 5:36 am on Mar 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Paraphrasing is your friend... as I discovered many an all-nighter getting writer's block in the middle of a term paper. ;)

You can almost always get the "gist" of the email across without a direct quote, just like you can almost always get a 10 page term paper out of five pages of original writing with some carefully selected and paraphrased "reference" material... hehe.

skibum

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Msg#: 488 posted 8:19 pm on Mar 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the clarification!

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 488 posted 8:38 pm on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Press Releases:

If it is a "valid" press release, it will have a web url. Please use that instead of any snippets from a press release.

Some press releases are closed distribution to client lists only and not actually to press members.

bufferzone

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Msg#: 488 posted 8:32 pm on Apr 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Damm, I missed this one. Well I stand corrected and rightly so.

As it often turnes out, there is a good reason for all.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 488 posted 9:23 pm on May 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thank you to the other forums that have followed the above lead.
You are free to use any or all of the first post in this thread - please do so without accreditation.

Brett_Tabke

WebmasterWorld Administrator brett_tabke us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 488 posted 10:40 am on Oct 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

bumping this thread as there have been several posts in recent days filled with email quotes. The policy on email quotes above, is stronger than ever.

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