The Fair Use clause does not entitle someone to post a copyrighted article in its entirety.
Not exactly true.
One can indeed post such an article if;
- Credit for its creation and/or publication is given to author and publisher
- written permission is obtained by the poster (who is asked to give credit where its due)
- If the aforementioned information is in the public domain or if the copyright has lapsed.
- If the article is reworded or rewritten in such a way that it no longer resembles the original.
- Ideas are not subject to copyright - only the words that describe the aforementioned ideas. (One cannot copy/paste, but one can steal liberally. News organizations do it all the time. I know. I used to work for one.)
- Nobody catches you doing it.
Finally, copyright violations are often conducted by businesses for the purpose of monetary extraction. I have personally had a novel stolen by a large corporation. Lawyers who specialize in copyright infringement litigation charge five hundred dollars an hour for their expertise. How do I know? I know by painful experience. A struggling author can't afford that kind of protection. Hollywood studios can. Big standard publishers can. I can't. Can you?
Nobody cares about the law any more.
Is this a great country or what?
that's me, hollering from the choir loft...PS My last remark was meant to be sarcastic......