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In my website, I thought of adding few sections on news and jobs (for local visitors).
However, the only sources of information I can think of are newspapers and other websites. For example if a company is posting few job openings in its careers page will it be fine if I publish the information on my website with a link to the company's site.
no responses are yes's by default
I would not go that far. Only a Yes is a yes, no reply should always be taken as a no. Its about seeking permission.
When it comes to posing information you always need to take copyright into account. For example if company A is hiring and has placed an advert in a newspaper then the copy is under copyright. However, if you simple place on your site "company A is hiring, click here for more information" then this would be safer.
You can post information, but you can't use copy that is protected by copyright.
This is particularly true for paid for adverts. The recruiter wants their jobs adverts to hit as big a target area as possible - after all, they want to find the best candidates for the vacant positions - and if you want to help them in their recruitment drive for free your generous efforts will be warmly welcomed.
Your biggest concern will be if the ad copy and/or design has been written or created in-house by a specific newspaper or site. You reproduce such an ad and then you will be using copyrighted material without permission.
Ok, so you want to reproduce the news that companies place on their own websites.
Go for it. This is news material. Companies publish it because they want people to know about it. Most of the time such information will have been sent out as a press release anyway, so you should consider it as being squarely aimed at the public as news fodder. It is highly unlikely that reproducing such material directly will cause you even the slightest of problems.
By undertaking such a task you are aiding the companies in getting the exposure they seek about their announcements.
Carry on like this and you'll be half way to being a news source :-)
Lifting such stories straight from news sites, on the other hand, will land you in trouble. Don't do it!