Member Rara Avis
Some of the rules are relaxed frequently, some very rarely. There have, for example, been quite a few occasions when discussions were allowed in Open because the topic was both important and of general interest. Yours was neither. In most cases, the Member also had the courtesy to ask first.
On the other hand, I can't think of too many instances where we would relax the rules about copyright infringement. Veteran's Day isn't a good time to steal your neighbor's car (even if you tell everyone it's your neighbor's car), and it's not a good time to use someone else's words without their permission either. I'm sure the post was innocent and no harm was intended; its removal simply serves as a reminder that we take copyright seriously.
We don't have a lot of rules, and we have even fewer that are cast in concrete. Yes, there are times when rules should be bent. These posts weren't one of those times.