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Blog’s RSS Feed May Not Grant an Implied Copyright License

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You may want to adjust your blog's RSS feed after reading this:
MidlevelU 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.
A Blog’s RSS Feed May Not Grant an Implied Copyright License–MidlevelU v. Newstex

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....


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