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Providing someone else’s answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with questions or answers plagiarising from copyrighted sources I have found an answer to a question, which is exact copy and paste from an answer which some else ...
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What to do about obvious copyright violations or cut/paste answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with questions or answers plagiarism from copyrighted sources? What should be done when someone answers a question by simply cutting and pasting text from ...
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Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers?

I just found http://programmingfaq.w3ec.com/faq/4761/whats-the-hi-lo-algorithm which has an exact copy of this Stack Overflow question, What's the Hi/Lo Algorithm, with all its answers and no ...
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What should I do when I see copyright violations posted on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

As prompted by NullUserException อ_อ, I'd like to try get a definitive moderator view on what is the appropriate action when a user spots an obvious copyright violation on Stack Overflow. To be clear,...
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Answers that direct towards material that infringes copyright

What is the general view on answers that reference material that infringes copyright? Specifically, this question posted today contains an answer that references a PDF online version of the well ...
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Does SE containing copyright violations make content re-use harder?

Wikipedians get rid of copyright violations from Wikipedia not only to avoid legal issues for Wikipedia, but also to ensure that their work is easier to re-use: However, material copied from ...
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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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Quoting content from external sites - is this considered “fair use”?

I bumped into an answer that quoted content from another site. The site in question has a copyright page that explicitly states: All text on this site is copyrighted, and cannot be republished or ...
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Copying Area 51 example questions from one proposal to another

In the Area 51 site proposal Agile Software Development four example questions are copied from elsewhere. Three are copied from Area 51 site proposal Scrum and one from an external source (though it ...
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Should the content of answers found on non-SE sites be copied to SE or linked to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? I have seen answers to questions which consist of a brief summary (i.e. not able to stand ...