How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask KJL LAW Your Own Question
KJL LAW
KJL LAW, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 748
Experience:  Attorney at law Office of KJLLAW
92128996
Type Your Legal Question Here...
KJL LAW is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

If one takes a newswire of XXXXX news story, edits it, and

Customer Question

If one takes a newswire of XXXXX news story, edits it, and places it on his news website but clearly stating that the story belongs to XXXXX, is it considered plagiarism?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  KJL LAW replied 8 months ago.
good morning. If you use another parties news story and give proper credit regarding the source and media then it is not considered plagiarism. However, you would have to provide a link on your site to the story with a brief description of the story. If you post the story directly it would be a violation of their copyright.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Just to confirm, if the story is changed, with an intro of our own, removing some paragraphs but citing the source we would still need a link to their story?
Expert:  KJL LAW replied 8 months ago.
Yes. But keep in mind that you can only summarize the story and not just change it around. You need the link.