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DevilMinder    379

NJDevs has been notified that legal action will be taken against the site regarding copyrighted material from Star Ledger and its sister publications. They are requesting all articles be removed from the site and other material.

We request that you use a brief article description for all articles and a link in the future. This includes the reporters blogs that have been posted recently.

Thanks.

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sammyk    33

Wow, I thought you had mentioned this earlier, when did we go back to posting full articles again?

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Wait, they're actually DOING something or will if we continue to?

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DevilMinder    379

They want me to delete all the prior postings as well. This wasn't a generic letter, they named specific infractions and consequences.

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UnderDogX    3

People know we exist so that's a good thing.....right? :) Kidding...I'm with Sammy, I thought this was always the case....I blame n00bs :D

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Weekes Head    368

Not surprising, it was only a matter of time. Hopefully people actually follow these rules...might be a good idea to make the topic title in all caps so people would be more inclined to read the thread.

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Elias26    1

Well at least we know they read the site!

I'm guessing if you share your newspaper with someone they'll go after you too....

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I guess this site is getting more hits about articles than the site posting the news:P

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msweet    114

Let's use our war chest of profits from this site for our legal defense.

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squishyx    58

doesnt need to be in caps, there just needs to be a permanent sticky saying how articles should be posted. Yea yea, spare me the "we should all know the rules" routine, clearly some people don't, people forget, and for newer people they might not catch on right away.

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mrthemike    28

You can't quote articles in forums that are free to the public anyways? Just curious what the reason for that is. Credit is given to the writers, papers, etc.. NJdevs.com isn't claiming it as their own. I don't see the issue.

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CADevilsFan    0
Let's use our war chest of profits from this site for our legal defense.

Good thing you have a Law Student as an avid reader/lurker

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sammyk    33
You can't quote articles in forums that are free to the public anyways? Just curious what the reason for that is. Credit is given to the writers, papers, etc.. NJdevs.com isn't claiming it as their own. I don't see the issue.

It doesn't matter if you credit them. If someone reads them here the newspaper loses traffic and therefore reduced ad revenue because they can't say they get as much traffic.

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mrthemike    28
It doesn't matter if you credit them. If someone reads them here the newspaper loses traffic and therefore reduced ad revenue because they can't say they get as much traffic.

Ad block plus for firefox works wonders. Just thought I'd throw that in.

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sammyk    33
Ad block plus for firefox works wonders. Just thought I'd throw that in.

Doesn't matter, nj.com can still claim they got x amount of hits to the page. Also, I don't think all ads are blockable.

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sammyk    33

That's true too and even less likely have an ad blocker installed regardless of their browser.

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And with star-ledger's trophy case of Pulitzer Prizes, they need to be protective.

Seriously, I understand, it is their content. Summarize and link. No big deal.

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mrthemike    28
Doesn't matter, nj.com can still claim they got x amount of hits to the page. Also, I don't think all ads are blockable.

Yea, it's true.

Anyways, I don't see one ad on nj.com thanks to ABP. It's great. You can block virtually all that crap with it. Highly recommended (if you use firefox).

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Devilish34    1
Oh well, I guess I can live without the new luxury yacht another month.

You can borrow mine but you'll have to blow it up.

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sammyk    33
You can borrow mine but you'll have to blow it up.

You have a very loose defenition of yacht don't you? :D

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