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Do I need licence to start with a news site?

Discussion in 'Media Buying' started by pulkitseo, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    Do I need licence to start with a news site?if yes from where can I get it?
    The site i would want will have different perspective of what media shows
     
  2. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You don't need any licence.

    You can operate as Freelance Journalist but some organisations may expect you to be registered with a professional body/union or enquire where you got your qualifications.

    If you are just commentating on News that others have reported, then you you don't have to have anything and anybody can do it.
    The only stipulation would be is that you need to be a very good writer or have very outspoken views.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_journalism
    http://journalists.org/
    http://www.spj.org/index.asp
     
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  3. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    thanks what if i read their news and post it with wordings changed ? whats the cost of getting registered ?
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Forget the registration.

    If you are just scraping News sites and publish posts word for word then copyright may be an issue.

    You need to do some thorough research on the following:
    [h=1]Copyright - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright[/h]
    [h=1]Fair use - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use[/h]
    [h=1]Content curation - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_curation[/h]
    [h=1]Web syndication - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_syndication[/h]
    Good Luck
     
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    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    Thanks for your help..what if I do mention source at the bottom of news...
    well it would need intense research I think.lets see i have 3 months to go for that
     
  6. zigistar

    zigistar Registered Member

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    You don't need any license at all!
    You can write on yourself just be honest and don't sell un-proof stories people will not enter you site :cool:

    Or you can pay journalist to do the job for you ;)

    Any one can run a freelance news sites today...

    Regards,
    Z.