Steemcleaners caught cenorsing Fair Use articles

in #steemit3 years ago

It seems @steemcleaners does not believe users should be allowed to post commentary or criticize news articles even though the United States Congress passed a law in 2007(Fair Use Act) stating this is perfectly legal and doesn't violate any copyright laws.

This article was flagged by @Steemcleaners for 'copying/pasting full texts without adding anything original is frowned upon by the community' but you can clearly distinguish my commentary from the original article. @dantheman and @ned should have a talking with this person because he clearly is making false accusations and not following his own rules while being some sort of Champion for the Steemit community.

What is Fair Use?
In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner. In other words, fair use is a defense against a claim of copyright infringement. If your use qualifies as a fair use, then it would not be considered an illegal infringement.

Fair Use Act:

(Original Article - Notice my commentary in big black bold quotes)

Gov. Jack Dalrymple issued a mandatory emergency evacuation order Monday directed at the hundreds of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters camping on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land. The edict was issued as a winter storm has dumped at least a half foot of snow throughout the central part of the state.

No law enforcement resources have yet been dedicated to enforcement of the order.

Dalrymple’s order said that the corps land is not safe for the arrangement of tents and teepees erected by protesters in Morton County. He also referenced last Friday’s order by the corps to vacate the land by Dec. 5.

"Dalrymple my be using the snow,cold and this new vacate order to keep protesters hunkered down at camp, fortifying it for a showdown instead of being out protesting and disrupting the pipeline progress. It would probably take several hundred police and maybe a month to organize a plan of attack and the cold weather would only make it more of a challenge than it already is."

(This is what the camp looks like after about a foot of snow fell and it's still snowing.)


You abuse steemit in every way possible. You spam tags to try to get more votes. You copy/paste other peoples works to try to get votes. That is not acceptable behavior. Try making something original for once instead of trying to profit off the work of others.

And because of your abuse of the site I just used a vote on this that would have gone to curating original content.

It's called Fair Use. Google it!

As for the 'tag spam' show us your evidence please.

I don't think that word censorship means what you think it means.

i strongly agree, but somehow it is inconceivable that anyx could ever be wrong.

I've noticed that when anything unfavorable is said about the poor injuns then they are attacked.....personally.

As now...

i have noticed this too. they must flag those who hurt their feels.

yup...oddly enough I have a mute button.
Now I don't hear anything they say.
I've been using that feature a lot lately.
People have the right to say anything they want to, and I have a right to ignore them.

@telos is the only person i've muted so far. i've been considering more.

Thanks @rainman for making my post visible again and thanks to everyone else that supports the Fair Use Act.

anyx thinks he's god. that's ok, i know where god lives, next door to santa, just around the corner from superman.

also, anyone else notice there are about 80 cheat-ahs, and they all gang up on certain posts? this is a malignant force on steemit.

Cheetah bot is broken. It always posts the same article I cite.

yeah, and no one fixes it and these compulsive flaggers always defend it. if they spent half as much time creating new, valued content, as they do ruining other people's good time, we might actually have less of a turnover here. i see people get fed up with it and leave all the time. End Flag Trolling Now!

or steemitsars. i think i like the sound of steemitnazis better.