Is it legal to get news from rss

well i am making site of system in social networking site…where i get news headline from major news websites…(aggregate) may be using rss…and store headline and little body part…and link to original content…or url…

so is it legal?

my motive is kind of news sharing…?

and it will give visitors to original site as well

Well it depends in which country you are, and also, in the terms and conditions of each of those sites.

Here in the US, you cannot post the entire content of an article/news from another site. You are limited to certain percentage only, even if you link back to the original site.

well it wont have whole news
it will be kind of social network apps where user will see major headlines from major news sites and will click and go to original website for full news…

i think basic principle matches with bookmarking difference being…bookmarking is done by user where as in this case headline will come from rss…

after sites do allow to keep rss in other sites…and one motive is that as well…
so what can be problem here…
thanks

NOTE: I am not an expert and you should look legal advise (just in case)

If you will only have the headlines and send them to the publisher cite then it should be okay. Thats what yahoo does.

If you are just giving the headlines and a link to the article, you will not have any problem, that qualifies as a citation and is fair use, if however you publish the content of the RSS feed which is by definition unique to that site, you would be on the tipping point of falling into copyright theft, basically you should keep the headline (and note the website) with links as appropriate, but don’t touch the content :slight_smile:

what about the teaser…may be up to first or first or second line…that rss also provides

I see my articles in my blog done this way. They don’t publish the whole article in their site, but a portion of it. They do send the readers back to my site should they want to read more. I got an RSS feed so I know they are looking at it since the moment I publish an article, in a matter of minutes I see it in another site when I Google.

Don’t see any issue there. But maybe again because I’m not a big company. They know I’m not gonna sue. hahaha!

See I would argue that it’s in the grey area, partly because if it’s a short article you could be deemed plagurising a heavy proportion but more importantly, content is content and therefore owned by the author and even a quick snippet could be deemed infringing.

does it mean that even yahoo and google news are commiting crimes…but nobody is filing any thing bcoz they are big sites…?

Grey area means it’s not legally black or white, it’s neither legal or illegal, it has not really been determined if it’s fair use or otherwise (at least not from what I have read), however it should be noted that the associated press (to which Google News from what I am aware of belongs) have tighter regulation and control so tend to have the same rights journalists have (which are more invasive than the average person), at least that is my viewpoint on the situation :slight_smile:

Here’s a dedicated RSS headline site, which I’d consider to be fair use:

yes this is something that i am trying to do…
even that has some teaser…or description…

any way seems like the conclusion may end as gray area thing…

try it and wait for response…:smiley:

There are plenty of news source that will give you permission to link and use excerpts of their stories. No reason to enter any gray areas when there are whites available.

what i am looking is a niche market…
localnews…which is not covered comprehensively by intl media…
so they may be for some reason donot seem to understand that it can bring traffic to their site…eventually…
so i have heard some sites asking to remove things…
so just trying to get safe…

thanks

ok i now dont understand the purpose of rss…

isn’t rss intended to be put in other sites beside user reading it using rss reader…?

i think that is one main objective of rss…so if it is not allowed then what is point having rss?

bit confused…

confusion all bcoz we dont have any thing clear defined here…and i cannot move on asking each site…can i get ur rss in my site…

frank1, the purpose of RSS is to let your audience view your content in a reader of their choice quickly and easily (based on the subscription model like e-zines used to use). RSS is not intended for being shown within a website (like traditional news), it’s explicit intent is for special readers and clients (browsers, web based and software based) to get lots of feeds and organise them to people can keep up-to-date with events their interested in. You seem to think that RSS is all about sharing content between sites, while that can be done alike all content leeching, unless your licensed or have permission to use that feed, your violating copyright by using it outside of it’s original purpose (for visitors to see at their own discretion using a client of their choice). RSS is for visitors… not for you (as a website owner), it’s not pointless, it’s just that you seem to think that RSS is some kind of free “content on tap” system.

PS: Your English is hard to understand :confused:

well,
I think eventually, it goes down to how the owner of a site takes it(Grey area as you name it).
If some popular site include rss feed of another site in their homepage and that another site starts getting lots of referrals from the site (where the rss feed was included),then i think most site owner will be happy.
It will increase their audience and coverage.

Whereas some webmasters will feel, though i am getting the visitors ,that is not what i intended when i created rss for my site and why to allow her to take benefits from my content(he will forget the visitors he is getting from that site).
Your thought seems to be backing up second thought.

I have seen lots of sites infact encouraging to use their RSS feed as a content in another sites(atleast i do,google and msn news does).What i oppose may be scarping my content from rss, removing the hyperlink to my site and showing that content as if it is theirs.
Unless they keep everything of RSS intact i don’t see any problem for allowing to include my rss in any site.

So, seems like it comes down to the intension of the webmaster of original site(what he feels or how he takes it…)

Infact i have started it and there are more and more webmasters who are requesting me to put their RSS in my site’s homepage :smiley:

PS:I hope my english is better this time :smiley: I dont recheck normally

frank1, it’s easier to read than it used to be… though occasionally it could do with a re-check :wink: