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What is news groups exactly?
News portal like www.cnn.com (it is not mine, belive me) is ok or not?
Thanks in advance.
cnn.com is not a newsgroup. It's a news company.
Newsgroups are a copyright issue because the messages are all posted by different individuals--no one person owns the copyright, or even has permission to use them (unlike a forum on a site).
No one owns a newsgroup, unless its their members as a body. If you were to try to use AdSense ads with newsgroup content, it would be like framing a government information website and running AdSense ads on it. Well, it wouldn't be like that exactly, but it would be in some ways.
AND: As a forum owner, you can remove inappropriate content. No one has that kind of control over a newsgroup, as far as I know.
I don't know exactly why Google has a problem with newgroups, but the point is, you can't use AdSense with newsgroups. That's really what you needed to know, isn't it?
But, what if you are the one who owns said mp3 or video files?
Another question -
who owns a copyright on a news?
For instance - Yesterday cross rate US dollar - Evro has changed by 2 %.
I read this on Finance.cnn.com and publish on
my site with active link (a href) to Cnn.com.
Is it ok or is it violation of copyrights
and AS TOS consecuently?
photo200: Nobody owns the copyright on a fact, just the words used to describe it. Rewrite summaries in your own words and don't target any one site too closely and you should be OK. The hard part is adding some value over and above what CNN, Google News, etc. already deliver. If you're not providing some kind of contextual/interpretive/niche value, just drop the idea altogether or use a canned news feed.