I have noticed a trend of people cutting and pasting large sections of copyrighted online articles verbatim in several of the forums. The forum rules contain the following: Emphasis mine. A phrase such as "a bit of it" seems so vague as to invite misuse, and potentially trouble. The legality of what constitutes "Fair Use" of copyrighted material is a somewhat complicated issue, there is no set percentage of a copyrighted work that can be copied without infringing copyright. But I am reasonably certain that copying and posting verbatim whole paragraphs, amounting to a majority (if not the totality) of the original work constitutes copyright infringement. Reposting in this manner robs the original creator of the work of potential advertising revenue and page views.