Wanting to write about the news related to my niche

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How would I go about this? Can you do it or will you get slapped by copyright claims etc. My website is drug related niche to do with addiction,harm reduction and drug knowledge. There are always plenty of news stories on these topics how would you put these on your website?
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  • Profile picture of the author Newman8r
    This is not legal advice at all - but I think as long as you use the generic names of the drugs you should be safe.
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    • Profile picture of the author nerrutis
      no one cares these days, internet is too big to control.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by nerrutis View Post

        no one cares these days, internet is too big to control.
        Congratulations - you just won today's bimbo button award.

        DO NOT EVER STEAL your material.

        You can re-write news, adding a few facts about an incident and then some background about the problem or the particular drug. As far as arrests, busts, etc - you can get those right off a police scanner or police records. Some states have lists of arrests right online - arrests are also listed in newspapers. Public facts about an incident are not copyrighted - the way the story is written, interviews, etc. are though - so just take the basic facts of an arrest, or of a problem and write your own story about them. You can also make calls to people and interview them about a story yourself. Police stations can only tell you so much - but what about a store owner who has been robbed once or more due to a local drug problem?

        Simply put - if you want to write news - act like a journalist.
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  • Profile picture of the author NovaAffiliate
    You're going to have to do a lot of reading on each thing you report. And like newman said, just use the generic or scientific name the the drug you're reporting on.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackout17
    But I mean for like news stories related to drugs that hit the news how will that work?
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  • Profile picture of the author FreeMeal
    you could set up a google alert for the keywords you choose, and select news only. Then just rewrite the stories in your own way.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Rewrite the articles in your own words. Other than that, you could be sued for copyright infringement.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackout17
    Thanks for the advise guys
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