Professor Lancaster creates a list of important websites for all teachers to visit. You come across this list and like it . . . and decide to post it on your blog to share with other teachers in your building because you know that Prof. Lancaster wants all teachers to have these materials. This is fair use. True or False?
What is False. There is some original thought put into creating a link list, then it is probably protected (as opposed to a phone book, which isn't).
This means that if you see a cool Link List, and you copy wholesale to your Web site, it is probably a copyright violation. However, if you want to take several links from a list, this is probably not a copyright violation.