Ah, is it that time again? Time for another enlightening discussion of the rules? I am filled with a rapturous glee one can hardly describe. I know that you, too, are excited.
5. Do not post copyrighted materials. Posts, videos, or pictures found to contain copyrighted materials may be deleted without warning.
It is illegal to use a persons copyrighted material without their permission. There are exceptions to this rule as outlined by section 107 of the Copyright Act, (AKA the "Fair Use Clause") which you can read about here:
The basis if "Fair Use" is to provide people the freedom to comment on and criticize a piece of work by protecting their ability to reference it. What is and is not "fair use" is not well defined, so I am not going to even try as I am not a lawyer. I do encourage you to do some research if you are interested, there is a lot of information out there.
If a copyright holder sends us a notice of infringement, we will likely remove the material and (possibly) suspend the account of the poster. Details of how to send us a notification or counter-notification is another project that needs to be tackled soon. In the mean time, if you are a copyright holder you can use the "Report and Issue" link with your intent to file a notification and we will send you further instructions.
We do not accept infringement notifications from anyone who is not the owner of the copyrighted material or an authorized agent of the owner of the copyrighted material (read as "lawyer".)