How Quotations Took Over The Internet (In A Bad Way)

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Sites like BrainyQuote don’t cite the source of the quotes they archive on their site, maybe because it shields them from potential DMCA (copyright) complaints and libel accusations. Because they don’t cite the sources, they have deniability; they don’t know where they came from, so they can’t ask for permission to put the quotes on their sites. It’s speculated they do this because they can’t claim they’re using the quotes under ‘fair use’ laws as they add no commentary to the quotes. Read full article here

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