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Share It How, You Say?

Some things strike me funny…such as this notice that was placed at the end of an article I read a few minutes ago.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share this story:

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Perhaps I am missing something, but how can I “share this story” if I don’t publish, broadcast, rewrite or redistribute it? Huh?

I’m can’t think of a way to entice someone to read the original article without “rewriting” something in the story that caught my attention. By sending the article’s name to Digg, am I not on a small scale broadcasting that news? Am I not publishing a part of the story? Am I not trying to redistribute it?

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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

13 replies on “Share It How, You Say?”

I haven’t written a thesis yet, but I’m sure one is coming up. I know in all my years of school, I have broken some law regarding reuse and redistribution. It’ll probably happen again before I’m through with my Masters Program. 😀 Should I get busted, just write me letters and send me homemade cookies is all I ask……


Well, Anna, how have you done with writing your papers? Any ethics concerns? It’s okay to be honest for it seems many of us may face jail terms. You’ll be among friends. 🙂



If you go to jail, I’ll come with my trusty Nikon D50 and take pictures of you and Rochelle. Maybe your cells will be close together.

Oh, I forgot, I may be in one too. Heaven help us all.


Shirley I should clear it up that none of the photos so far on my site were taken by me. I found them all on Flickr. I have linked back to and given credit to the photographers on each photo though.

This discussion has motivated me to look into the licensing terms of these photos more carefully. I’ve found that by posting some of the photos on my site I’ve probably violated the licensing terms ( but I don’t feel so bad because I have given credit to the original photographer). But there are others that are free to use (as I have) under this license (or similar)
This particular license says anyone is free to use the photo as long as the original author is given attribution and that the use is not for commercial purposes (as in selling the image somehow I believe).I’ve decided not to add anymore photos to my site without the appropriate license.

When I get a camera hopefully I’ll take some pictures good enough to share on my site. (And hopefully none of those pictures will involve Rochelle in a jail cell! 🙂 )


Oops! I didn’t read your post carefully enough. I see what you are saying now. It does seem kind of funny that those two are right next to each other and they seem to say opposite things. But generally, any site will encourage links back to it from other sites, this helps promote their site and articles in many ways. The copyright protection sited is mainly to discourage those who would steal the article content and re-write it or present it as their own with no links, or credit given to the original source.



Yes, it seems obvious to me that despite their stern warning AP indeed wants us to be involved with a little redistributing and a small amount of rewriting.

Rochelle, if you get too discombobulated as regards ethics in thesis writing, and you cite the sun and confuse the thesis and paraphrase Helen and give credit to me and write Keilani’s opinion and review your vows to Kevin and wind up in jail–not to worry. Helen and I will visit you, and we’ll ask John to come take pictures 🙂


You may be “playing around with words,” Shirley, but the Associated Press is playing around with power. I don’t see any infringement at all, if you link to the orighinal story. This is blogging not writing a thesis. And yes, Rochelle Ritzi, I wrote an academic thesis.


I don’t know about anyone else, but I truly feel that Sister Buxton has committed some sort of copyright infringement or something… 🙂

Funny stuff. I am writing a lit review for my thesis and it not considered good writing to directly quote any research, I am supposed to paraphrase and cite the idea. My own ideas I don’t have to cite. But if there is nothing new under the sun… it gets a bit confusing. I find myself writing an opinion and then finding someone else’s research to support what I just said, but then I gave them credit… for my thought…


Hi, John.

I understand a little how the social bookmarking site works, but I was quibbling (a little tongue-in-cheek, perhaps) with the notice to avoid “broadcasting, redistributing”..etc. When I read a Digg entry, there is always a blurb that someone has written introducing the recommended article. Isn’t that to some degree “re-writing?” Isn’t recommending it to Digg “redistributing?”

Maybe I’m just playing around with words…


Hi Shirley, to answer your question about how you can “Share” a story through a social bookmarking site…

Digg is probably the best example here is the link that explains how Digg works , but I’ll also explain it in my own words…

There is an “Upcoming stories” page which every story submitted to Digg gets put in. Once a story is submitted, Digg users can find it and go to the article and read it and “Digg it” if they like it. “Digging it” is like voting for it, and if it gets enough votes (I think it might be 40 or so) then the story will make it to the front page (or “Popular” stories page). If a story makes it to the front page of Digg, many more people will see it and visit the site the story is on. It will get alot of internet traffic if it makes it to the front page.

The other sites work similar but not exactly the same. But in every social bookmarking site, you are mostly sharing it with the community of users that belong to or read the site.

I hope that helps clear some things up.


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