I don't know how many times the staff has requested from the membership to honor copyright restrictions when submitting posts here on Global Affairs. It seems that some consider themselves above the requirement and as a result it's bitten us in the ass. So, in plain English so anyone and everyone can understand. If you quote an entire article, do not have permission to do so, here's what's going to happen. First, you'll be banned. Period. Second, every stinking post you made will be deleted. Period. Third, we will provide the author or owner of the material any and all information that we have on you so YOU become liable. Period. I don't know how to make this any clearer. You will NOT quote entire articles without permission and you will NOT quote a portion of articles without giving appropriate credit to the author. And before we start getting the "Who did this" posts, the matter is taken care of. End of discussion.