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StraySoul

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I am in the process of creating a website with a collection of news articles from different sources. Is it possibly for me to copy the articles word for word and state the source that it is from and the link to the page it is from? I have seen different sites do this but I am not sure if it is legal in the United States. Is there a way to replicate an article and give credit to the person/website that it came from legally? Please let me know. Thank you.
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Is it possibly for me to copy the articles word for word and state the source that it is from and the link to the page it is from?

That would be plagiarism (copyright violation), and could easily land you in quite a lot of legal trouble.

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Is there a way to replicate an article and give credit to the person/website that it came from legally?

That can only be determined through contact with the copyright holder. Some (very few) sources allow their content to be freely copied. Others forbid copying entirely. Some allow licensing, after of course paying the licensing fees.

To learn the conditions, if any, under which content may be "used", you will need to contact the owner directly, or else contact whoever is handling the licensure contracts for the owner.

Eliz.

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Plagiarism involves trying to pass it as your own work though. If I was clearly stating that it was not my work and gave credit to the site it came from and a link to it, then I don't understand why it would be considered plagiarism.
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If I was clearly stating that it was not my work and gave credit to the site it came from....

...then the violation could be termed "wilfull", since (his lawyer could say) you clearly knew that the work was not your own and that you had no rights to it.

The content is the owner's, to do with as he chooses. It is not up to you to decide how, when, where, or even if his work is to be presented.

However, since you are certain that your "use" will be acceptable to the owner, you shouldn't have any objection to showing good manners by contacting him for explicit written permission first.

I look forward to hearing how that works out.

Eliz.

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The best thing to do if you are unsure is to ask a trained professional. The advice on this forum should be taken with large grains of salt! Not all cases of usage are infrigement or plagarism despite what is bounced around here on this forum.


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The advice on this forum should be taken with large grains of salt!

"Be polite and ask the owner" should be "taken with large grains of salt"...?

Eliz.

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thx for the post. Ive searched an answer of my question, too.
now i am smarter how to =)


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This is very sensitive issue. I think you need to give full credit to the website from where you are copying certain parts. Try to keep that thing within quote and if possible try to mention the URL right there. I hope this will solve the riddle.

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