josh knauer wrote:
I'm surprised you didn't use the "two hounds" definition from reference.com
. I am not a legal expert, nor do I purport to give legal advice. Our rules are written the way they are written to maintain some semblance of order and to cover the EnviroLink Network's legal rear if there are problems.
When I use the word "couple" in the rules, it is the common reference for two things (in this case, sentences). As jhawk attempts to cheekily point out, there is no exact standard for how long the sentences should be, unless I gave you the number of characters (including spaces) that you are allowed to use. Due to the potential length of sentences, I could easily imagine a copyright challenge on two fully copied sentences, if you had two really, really long ones. So, the "first couple of sentences" (but definitely no more than two) will have to be your guide.
Rather than waste everyone's time defining every last thing, we'll let everyone use their judgement
and restrain their postings to a length that seems right, such as "a couple of sentences."
Thank you for the mind-numbing excursion into semantic variability.
Sorry if the definitions are inconvenient to your purposes but words do mean things, and you are
trying to stay out of trouble because of the absurdity of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act carried to the next logical level one may be worried if ones uses a word in discussing an article that appeared in said article.Using your reference matteral…
14. a couple of, more than two, but not many, of; a small number of; a few: It will take a couple of days for the package to get there. Also, a couple. reference.com
Why not just say provide a link to the peice with no comentary...