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Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by richardfalco, Dec 3, 2009.

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  1. richardfalco

    richardfalco Law Topic Starter New Member

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    what are the laws for cut copy and pasting news stories from sites that carry news?
     
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    tpajet New Member

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    You should be fine as long as you give credit to the original source. Basically you are making it clear you are simply quoting a news source.
     
  3. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    tpajet may mean excerpts such as statements made. But i would say the whole article may not be cut and pasted without permission. Assume that if you don't have rights granted to you explicitly and the item isn't over 90 years old you probably do not have right to simply reproduce. AP and Reuters news stories are copyright protected. They sell subscriptions. Copying is verboten without permission. Nothing is stopping you, however, from paraphrasing and making your own story based upon what you read.
     
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