Originally Posted by GLC
You're right. See my follow-up that was probably posting while you were writing.
You did post while I was writing but I have no disagreement with what you said. Only that my reply was not in response to your reply appearing immediately above mine, but not a problem.
As I understand it, GLC is a published author, and I too have published articles to my credit (not related to cooking), and I think both of us have taken extra effort to understand copyright law particularly in relevant to how it affects us and the works that we have each created.
This is why it's a hot button issue to me, and this is why I'll always report posts on DC that IMO violate copyrights. And as I've previously said, DC mods/admins have deleted articles in every case when I reported to them that the post had copyright issues.
I think this is a very healthy conversation to have. And if nothing else DC administration can use these topics to evidence that they are taking active measures to avoid copyright issues. IMO it would be an important issue that DC could state (and support) that they have taken an active stance to inform members about copyright issues, and that they take an active stance to delete any posts that may infringe copyrights. It's unthinkable that they could react otherwise, or that they would discourage discussions about copyright issues.
It is unthinkable to me that DC management would not want these copyright discussions to take place. Airing these issues is the best defense for them that they have taken active steps to avoid copyright infringement on the site.