Proposal talk:Purchase content from Thomson Reuters for Wikinews

From Strategic Planning

News Agencies would not agree to license us to reproduce their content under the CC-By license used by Wikinews - If they did then every other news site would get their news from us instead of from Reuters.

There are moves to try and get the news agencies to agree to (or recognise) a 'bloggers right' - a general right to include a short quotation from an article provided it links back to the original article. I think this might be more useful for Wikinews. Filceolaire 22:14, 19 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Is Wikinews different or is a strict policy for open content desirable even on Wikinews?

One could use media (images and videos) from Reuters and distribute them under an appropriate license (whatever the proper license for content from Reuters is). As far as text is concerned one could use Reuters news items by refering to them, not reproducing them, or reproduce them as received but attach the same license as to other Reuters content. I think the danger that Wikinews could become a source of news for regular publications is negligible, unless of course investigative journalism would become a significant source of news items. --Fasten (Wikinews: Aktion Deutschland Hilft asks for donations after the earthquake in Indonesia) 12:08, 20 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]