Patricia Kennedy,  Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate)

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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     If it's a notice by the Federal Government, then it's "Of the People, By the People, For the People" - which means that we own it, right?

    j/k   I always check the box

Dec 11, 2016 06:11 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Have you notice an increase lately? I have..

Dec 11, 2016 07:32 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I would say that a government notice is in the public domain.  A

Dec 11, 2016 05:17 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good reminder.

Dec 12, 2016 03:22 AM
Toronto, ON

You need to determine which government created the notice or if the government body hired another party to create the document.  Certain items are in the public domain but many are not.  Review the copyright laws.

Dec 11, 2016 09:44 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

 Patricia Kennedy Thanks for the reminder. I always give credit to original writers or content providers.

Dec 11, 2016 08:49 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is a great question and I'd like to learn more about the rules when you use a quote or anything in your blog post. 

Dec 11, 2016 06:57 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't cut and paste anything unless I wrote it somewhere else and want it posted here.... 

Dec 11, 2016 05:54 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont post them.

But what others do is fine with me as long as they are not being nasty to their neighbors.

Dec 11, 2016 05:40 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes, but the graphic sometimes says it's from 'xxx'.  I would also put it in quotes or italics which also means 'pulled from somewhere & I quote'. 

If it was the whole thing - yes.

Dec 12, 2016 04:54 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I can't remember the last time I posted a goverment notice in a blog post. But if I did, I would.

Dec 12, 2016 03:35 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Well I don't copy other people's work, so there's no need to check the box.  I would report that article as it's bad for our site's health.  You could write a new post that links to the original (not the plagiarized post).  You could probably even copy 1 paragraph and then link to the original.

Dec 12, 2016 03:11 AM
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

You should check the box it is not my content but I have permission to repost it.

Dec 11, 2016 06:25 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have never done that - cut and paste a government notice. 

Dec 11, 2016 05:54 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I never use that kind of material so it's not an issue. I suspect many who do are not follwing this procedure. And they are probably aren't the ones likely to read this question and answers, sadly.

Dec 11, 2016 05:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Absolutely - IF I use someone else's writing...OR PHOTOS...ANYWHERE!  ;-)

Dec 11, 2016 05:03 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager


Mar 07, 2017 09:24 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have not cut and pasted a government notice.

Dec 13, 2016 04:07 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Patricia Kennedy - many members write the post and publish it. They perhaps skip this part when they publish.

I have not used this, yet - however, if I have to, I will check the box.

(Some of the events I post in my words - no cut-n-paste - I still give credit to the original poster in my post.)

Dec 13, 2016 03:16 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What if it's not their content but they don't have permission to post it?  That box wouldn't work for them then.  :-)


I do see an abundance of people reposting stuff from RIS Media on here.  Usually a day or two after it comes out in the daily email blast.

Dec 13, 2016 02:00 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If I was doing that I would check the block. I rarely even repost quotes.

Dec 12, 2016 02:06 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

If it wasn't my content, I would check the box. 

Dec 12, 2016 01:35 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't cut and paste other posts, but if I want to share a notice, I might paste it into a blog of mine and attribute it and as long as I have some accompanying original content, I see no need to check the not my content box on AR.

Dec 12, 2016 12:10 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Patricia Kennedy I believe attribution should have been given to the government site where the information was obtained.

Dec 12, 2016 06:27 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I try not to blind post like - if I do post something I always add my text to make the post my own and use "quoted" or "as publsihed by" for the content that is not

Dec 12, 2016 06:06 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is rare for me to copy and paste anything, but for local notices, yes i would check it.

Dec 12, 2016 06:01 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I do not cut & paste so not a problem. That box serves as a reminder to us to be original, unless we do, indded, have permission, and I would make sure it was written permission, as well.

Dec 12, 2016 05:29 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do

Dec 12, 2016 05:16 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

You bet!

Dec 12, 2016 04:55 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

If I didn't come up with it from my brain, it's content I can't claim. I either cre3dit my source or check the box if the content dominates my post.

Dec 12, 2016 04:54 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not cut and paste posts. I hope those who copy posts check the option.

Dec 12, 2016 04:54 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I don't cut and paste anything in my posts. If I'm reporting on something that came from elsewhere, I'll put it in my own words. If I'm referring to someone else's content, I'll include a link. Cutting & pasting and not mentioning the source in anyway is a no-no.

Dec 12, 2016 03:44 AM