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Old 11-08-03, 02:55 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Krokadilyan Guy, I worry about being sued because my ex-husband is an art director for the Publications Dept. of a large university and they have lost several lawsuits after publishing things that turned out not to have been written by the author under their contract, and some of those lawsuits were from website forums. Their legal defense fees ran into the millions of dollars because of a handful of people not crediting their sources properly.

The academic world takes the republication of materials very seriously as research is quite expensive and is only partially reimbursed through book sales. Penalties for not crediting sources can be pretty severe fines. I'd hate to see this site run into such troubles.
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