We adhere to copyright law and “fair use” guidelines, and when excerpting a story, we only offer enough of it to give readers a flavour and the ability to comment on it, without gutting the incentive to go to the original source to read more.
Most sites understand the value of the link economy. It’s why HuffPost gets hundreds of requests from news outlets asking us to feature their material and link back to their site.
The bottom line is that we need to stop pretending that we can somehow hop into a journalistic “Way Back Machine” and return to a past that no longer exists and can’t be resurrected.” —
Fair use is tricky business these days. Does anyone think Ms. Huffington has got it right?