There is a good article on the Daily Mail website about Mary-Jess' trip to China. Some of you may already have seen it but I thought it deserved to be included here for posterity! A couple of nice pics are inluded!
What would you prefer we do with articles like that? Should we copy and paste them to this forum or merely post a link? If the latter, I fear that, should they disappear from source, they would be forever lost unless we preserve them here. I am happy to do the honours if you like.
It is up to you how you wish to post articles. Usually when I post articles on a forum I usually copy and paste into a quote as well as leaving a link to the source. An example HERE. This actually shows the link has expired too but the article can still be read so it is a good idea.
Good question. My articles often find their way on to websites and forums, and personally, it annoys me when people post the whole article - I've worked hard on it and it's supposed to bring people to my site so they can discover other artists. Posting a whole article is, in a sense, "stealing" traffic.
It's proper practice with other people's work to post a snippet of the article and then a link saying 'Read the full article here...'
When it comes to publications like the Daily Mail - it's probably less of an issue. The whole internet quotes their whole article as soon as its published. With lesser known publications I would suggest asking permission as it is technically copyright infringement. And don't think you won't be discovered - as soon as someone clicks on your link to their article, that website can see the referral link straight to your post.
Most people never chase it up - but I do sometimes. It depends on the article, where it's posted and on the manner of the posting.
I can see Nicola's view, she works hard writing an article which she wants people to read it on her website and not someone else's.
For the most part, when I have posted articles in the past they have always been from national and local newspapers or sites like BBC News, I have always included the name of the author and linked to the source, as shown in my example.
However for sites like Classical Crossover, I would always post a link to that website rather than post the article which I have already done on this forum in the Why Classical Crossover thread.
As this thread has now gone way off topic from the original article, feel free to start a new thread, with either just the link or part of the article quoted, and I will edit the title of this thread and move it to the 'Suggestions' section of the forum.