Re: Online news articles
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on April 02, 1999 at 04:18:03:
In Reply to: Online news articles posted by Rick V on April 01, 1999 at 15:52:42:
: If i operate my own website can i publish summaries of news articles from other websites without permission? The summaries will not be verbatim nor will i quote the article in any way. It would simply be a summary of the article in my own words. If i can, do i need to somehow list the source of my summary? I'm new to this and my website is very new so i don't want to break any laws. by the way, i do have a couple of companies that advertise on my site. however, i would not charge anyone for reading these summaries.
Without backup research, I beleive the law is as follow: Particularly where you do not copy verbatim there is no infringement with news. The mode of expression is protected. News is in the public domain.
I believe that it may be custom or at least courtesy to give credit to the source.
M. Arthur Auslander
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