Louisville, KY asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Kentucky

Q: Can I summarize news articles in completely my own words, including unique titles, and publish w/o attributing sources?

It's a substack I want to start where I summarize news from all over the internet, in a very succint way, and in totally my own words (no quotes from sources)

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: It is generally not advisable to publish a summary of news articles without attributing sources. While you may use your own words to summarize the content, it is still important to acknowledge the original sources to avoid any potential issues with plagiarism or copyright infringement.

It is recommended that you either link to the original articles or provide a clear attribution to the source of the information in your summaries. This helps to maintain journalistic integrity and ensures that you are not misrepresenting the original content. Additionally, providing sources can also help to build trust with your audience and establish your credibility as a reliable news source.

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