Duplicate Content Guidelines

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Hello Warriors,

I'm looking for a reliable reference that explains internet guidelines on duplicate content. Here's the story...

I'm currently working for an online newspaper. I recently found out, the company uses duplicate content from other online publications to post to their Word Press site. All duplicated content that's used on their website references the website the content was taken from, however I want to make sure that this is legal. I know that Google does not like duplicated content. But, in reference to legalities, is the newspaper's current process approved if the content is referenced? The information I've found on Google, so far, does not talk about referencing the content.

Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I think you are asking the wrong question.

      This isn't duplicate content - nor would I be concerned about what google thinks. What you want to know is what permissions are granted for the news site to use material from other news sources.

      There are paid subscription services that news hawks use to share info and articles - there are agreements in place between some news outlets - and there may be exceptions for news media using info with attribution. If the site uses an attorney - he would know what the legalities are or the info may be contained in a policy page on their site.


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      • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        I think you are asking the wrong question.

        This isn't duplicate content - nor would I be concerned about what google thinks. What you want to know is what permissions are granted for the news site to use material from other news sources.

        There are paid subscription services that news hawks use to share info and articles - there are agreements in place between some news outlets - and there may be exceptions for news media using info with attribution. If the site uses an attorney - he would know what the legalities are or the info may be contained in a policy page on their site.


        kay

        Kay,

        You may be right. Let me see where that information leads me. And, unfortunately, no. The newspaper does not have an attorney on staff.

        Thanks!
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