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RSS Feeds and competitors content?

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by steadysystems, Jul 28, 2012.

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  1. steadysystems

    steadysystems Thread Starter

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    Scenario: We have a MMA (mixed martial arts) website and want to post breaking news as it happens. We found that subscribing to a related RSS feed of an existing established MMA website (like sherdog.com) will allow us to post the same news to our website.

    Using an AUTOBLOGGER we can pull from the feed and it will auto post their latest news to our website/blog.

    Can anyone confirm if there is a copyright issue using this method?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dukevyner

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    so yes... The thing with a blog...(and this is one) is that someone takes the time to sit down and write it... it might even be there job, anything they write is theirs... you need to contact someone at sherdog.com and ask... go to http://www.sherdog.com/contact and fill out the contact form, explaining that you want permission to repost, the content from "latest news" online and explain that you would like to speak to the person who could authorize... this this will likely be a long process to get to the person you need to speak to... they may be at the parent company...
     
  3. steadysystems

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    Then what the heck is everyone using RSS feed for if thats the case??? The RSS feed allows you to pull the data to your website. Confused...
     
  4. dukevyner

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    Rss is for viewers... Not for others to rip it off... You asked I answered
     
  5. steadysystems

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    So RSS is not for us to subscribe and pull data?
     
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    It could be if and only you have permission to re distribute the content... Think of it this way by Microsoft putting windows on a cd does mean you can burn copies and sell them to your friends? No. That's illegal distribution, it's the same online content... You may be able to copy it... But that doesn't mean you are allowed... ASKING PERMISSION IS THE BEST WAY TO AVOID INFRINGEMENT, AND KEEP PROOF IF THEY SAY YES.
     
  7. steadysystems

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    SO let me get this straight. All these social websites and news sites have RSS FEEDS readily available but everyone has to ask permission to use it? You realize what an RSS feed is?
     
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    Let get me get this straight... You ask a question and then bash anyone who doesn't tell you what you want to hear?
    I will no longer be responding to your threads have a nice day:-D
     
  9. steadysystems

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    If this is your idea of bashing you are walking on some flower pedals my friend. You said RSS FEEDS require permission to use and put on a website. This seems incorrect to me.
     
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    No as stated you are incorrect, feeds are for individuals to keep up to date with that websites content. The content is the copyright of the website that created it.

    So now you have 2 people saying the same thing maybe you will believe it, if not go and see a copyright lawyer.
     
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    RSS feeds are displayed on third party websites all over the world (i.e. Yahoo news) for syndication and publication. I doubt they all are infringing.
     
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