koan - 6:12 am on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
For example can't you post "Microsoft Windows 7 product features faq's" on your site?
This faq belongs to the people / company who wrote it. Now I'm sure this type of content gets passed around a lot and may lead to people believing over time it's free to use, and in that case, Microsoft probably doesn't mind because it's somewhat promotional material, but legally, you can't know unless it is specifically stated on Microsoft's page that you can copy it. Google probably wouldn't object too much to seeing on a site either if it's an exception and that site has otherwise 99% original material. However, if the whole point of a site is to republish this type of content and make money out of it.. then that site has no value and will be rightfully refused.
If you like an article on the web, just link to it, don't copy it.