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post Jul 30 2013, 11:26 AM
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I am curious on how others feel about this. I have recently encountered a couple of campgrounds that have visited this site, copied and pasted only the positive parts of reviews into their own web site as reasons to stay in their parks. I fully understand the need to show your park in a positive aspect. However I also think removing parts of a review and then “quoting” that review is very misleading. I believe, all of us who take the time to type a full review, does so so that others know what to expect at a park. However one of the parks I have encountered this at, shows the review coming from this site, they just omitted the “negative” aspects of the reviews. I understand this a is public domain web site, I do not appreciate having my words twisted and turned into something they are not. If I give a resort a positive review, it is because they have earned it... If I have posted something “negative” I have done so to warn other travelers to potential problems with said park. To have these warnings removed because it does not suit the owner's and then have my review misquoted, really bothers me. In my opinion these parks will do whatever is necessary to make sure only good reviews show up on their page here. I firmly that is the case with at least one park I have encountered.

How do you feel about having your review misquoted by a park ? ? ? ?
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post Jul 30 2013, 04:11 PM
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That's kind of a tough call to make. Under current copywrite "fair use" laws, they can use a brief excerpt from a copywritten piece, but cannot use the piece in its entirety without permission. I do fully understand your position, and even agree that it bothers me as well to see it done without at least a link to the full review here. I don't know that there's any recourse though, except to let the offending parks know what you think of their deception.


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