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Do I have to worry about copyright issues for code posted on Stack Overflow?

I was wondering about the copyright of code snippets from answers. Let's say you ask a question and the solution consists of ten lines of code, which are given in an answer. Are there any restrictions ...
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How does SOPA threaten Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange?

Today's Stack Overflow system message reads: SOPA is a dangerous law. It breaks the Internet and threatens sites like Stack Overflow. Protect the Internet! How is it a threat to Stack Overflow?
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Dealing with posts plagiarising from copyrighted sources

What means do users have to report plagiarism or posting of copyrighted work? A button to flag content as plagiarism would be useful. It's not quite "offensive," and should probably have a different ...
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Why was this question deleted over code allegedly copyrighted by Embarcadero? [closed]

The following question was closed: How To Add TFileAttribute switch to IOUtils functions I, and others, voted to re-open the question. I also flagged the question saying: This question was closed ...
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Are links to possibly illegally hosted copyrighted material allowed or not?

I ran into this post that contains links to copyright material. As suggested here, I flagged it for moderator attention. The reply I got was the automated response: " declined - a moderator reviewed ...
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What to do with a question about how to do something that violates 3rd party Terms of Service?

Should we vote to close and/or flag questions that we know are a request to help do something that is forbidden by the Terms of Service of a third party? The example that I see pop up the most is ...
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flazx downloads: legal?

I'm trying to decide how heavily to police something... I've been alerted to a number of flazx links on stackoverflow that link to rapidshare downloads of copyright material (i.e. e-books). Since ...
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What is proper etiquette when someone posts copyrighted material?

I just ran into an answer in which the author included a link to a PDF book that was licensed only to them. I'm pretty sure this is copyrighted material and the author does not want copies of the book ...
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Are we allowed to embed pirated movies on SE? [duplicate]

Are we allowed to embed full length copyrighted pirated movies on Stack Exchange? If not, what should someone do if they see this happen? I flagged a post that had one but it was declined. Evil ...
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Please add anchors to the sections on the /legal page

As a community moderator, I'm occasionally asked to take down content based on copyright. Per policy described in What should I do when I see copyright violations posted on Stack theOverflow? and ...
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Use of copyrighted material [duplicate]

Is it allowed to make pdf 'snapshots' of images included in copyrighted scientific articles to back up my answer (e.g. Biology or Cognitive Sciences SE)? At the risk to be verbally nuked - I have to ...