A Blog’s RSS Feed May Not Grant an Implied Copyright License–MidlevelU v. NewstexMidlevelU publishes a blog on nursing topics. Like most blogs, it contains an RSS feed. Newstex subscribed to the RSS feed and republished the blog posts as part of its now-defunct subscription service called “Scholarly Blog Index.” MidlevelU sued Newstex for copyright infringement. The court denied Newstex’s summary judgment motion.
Some RSS feeds publish the whole article and some just have a summary.
If your RSS feed publishes the full article then anyone can scrape it then republish it with or without credit to you.
Something to think about....