Legal Question in Business Law in California

I am building a news website and was wondering what legal boundaries are there for sharing news articles from other organizations? What do I have to do to legally share a news article on my website?

Asked on 5/20/13, 9:35 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Charles Perry Law Offices of Charles R. Perry

You have to be extremely careful about copyright violations. While it is generally safe to provide links to the sites of other organizations, and while the facts in the news stories are not subject to copyright, you may not wholesale copy articles. It will make sense for you to investigate the "fair use" doctrine, so that you know what you can do and not do, in terms of copyright.

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Answered on 5/20/13, 11:41 pm

Edward Hoffman Law Offices of Edward A. Hoffman

If you actually want to post an article on your website, you will need the permission of the copyright holder. However, even without their permission, you can write a brief description of the article and provide a link to the page where the full article appears.

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Answered on 5/21/13, 11:48 am
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

Usually news articles are shared with affiliates that have a contract.

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Answered on 5/23/13, 4:24 pm

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