Link to Apologetics Index
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You are also allowed to quote up to two paragraphs from an article, as long as you link to the page where you found it.
While you are free to link to any page or individual entry within Apologetics Index, the look, “feel” and original content of Apologetics Index are © Copyright 1996-2016 (and following years) by Apologetics Index ™.
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- Do Not Copy or Reproduce Our Content
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Copyright violations that are accompanied by a statement to the effect that you “believe” you are covered by “fair use” “as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. copyright law” will not stand up under legal scrutiny.
Other than possible fines assigned in a court of law, you will be held accountable for all costs incurred in defending our copyright.
See also: 10 Big Myths about copyright explained
Why we have this copyright policy
- To protect the integrity of the material presented
Many of our entries are edited and updated from time to time to reflect new information, corrections and/or changed links. Having multiple older, potentially obsolete versions of our articles posted elsewhere defeats the purpose.
- To comply with copyright law
Apologetics Index includes fair use quotations, as well as material for which we obtained permission for publication at this website. If you republish such material without permission from the original publishers you can be held liable for violating their copyrights.
- To protect our investment
We go to great lengths to provide Apologetics Index as a service to all. We invest lots of time, energy as well as oodles of money (high-quality dedicated server, research material, computer equipment, etcetera). At times we have had to defend the site against legal challenges by various cults or other parties. This is ‘our baby’ and we don’t want to see it ‘kidnapped.’
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