The news is information about happenings and events, occurring right now. News can be channelled through many different media forms.
Among these news outlets, you will also find a News Site. This is actually an Online Newspaper and a version of a printed paper. The Internet, or going online, created more opportunities for newspapers and independent news sites not linked to a printed version. Publishing, or Broadcasting the latest, breaking news, first, is every news outlet’s top-most priority.
With online newspapers, anything you post is immediate, Out There, current, fresh, Now, news.
An early version of a news site was, “News Report”, in 1974, reporting on the PLATO system. By the late 1990s, many newspapers were also publishing an online version. Printed newspaper versions usually run news that featured 12 hours before, on the online version.
Topics for newsworthy events run, from war, government issues, the entertainment business, politics, health, education, global warming, sports events, unusual happenings and much more. Anything that will bring a change in our daily lives, a change in rules and regulations by governments, taxes, celebrity celebrations, presidential or royal ceremonies, crime, all things that will gain attention, is regarded as news.
A News Site can still use News Reporters, or journalists, to provide them with the news. Journalists are being taught today to be able to write and shoot video that can be used for Internet news sites, as well as, the correct format used for printed versions.
But, News sites can also publish news from other sources; too, for instance, you came upon a rare bird on vacation, took a picture, and submitted it on their website. Or, you found a lost child in a shopping centre and published it online. All newsworthy events and publishable, experienced, first hand, by yourself.…
More and more people are finding and following the news on the Internet via Online News Sites. It is a lot easier and faster to publish a news break on a News Site than through a printed version. Publishing online, however, may have its legal issues just like normal printed publish, or even more so, because of the borderlines between the different online publishing, are still unclear.
Also, take in account, that it is not always, only a journalist, that will be publishing an event, and the source of a news event can easily be a visitor on the news site. Even if a published event were done anonymously through a third party, the news site can be held liable for a legal mishap.
When obtaining images from the web to create original images from drawings, etc. you may still infringe on the copyright of the original image, even when there seem to be nothing similar. It is best to start from scratch than using anthers’ creation.
Do not take images from third-party sources, where the original image might be protected by copyright.
Certain images can be copied but you might have to accept terms and conditions of use.
The use of Clip-art files, provided with your computer software, does not violate any copyright laws. Even though these images are licensed you still need to be careful towards obeying the terms of these licenses.
Free Images, provided by some sights, are available for use by others. Again, as long as the terms stipulated by the creator, are followed.
You may contest the use of a certain domain name by someone else that registered a corporate name before you which is similar to the one you wanted to use.
These are only a few of the complexities of law when you are publishing a news site. The Internet is a global system with no set boundaries and therefore very difficult to regulate.…
These are only a few of the news events and stories happening around us, some of the events taking place as you read. That is ultimately the goal of a news site; providing information about current events as they unfold.…