Republish Content Legally from Gawker, Lifehacker, Gizmodo

By Posted 2009 Updated   Blogging

Do you want to republish content legally from top tech blogs like Gizmodo and Lifehacker? The Gawker Media Empire which runs several popular blogs has adopted the Attribution Non-Commercial CC License, which allows bloggers to republish content strictly within terms of the license.

The top blogs which are now hosted with the CC license are
Gawker – Media, Gossip, Pop culture
Gizmodo – The Gadget Guide
Jalopnik – Obsessed With The Cult Of Cars
Jezebel – Celebrity, Fashion for Women
Kotaku – The Gamer’s Guide
Lifehacker – Tips and Software for Getting Things Done
Deadspin – Sports News Without Access, Favor, or Discretion
io9 – Strung Out on Science Fiction

cc license 3Before you start scraping content, definitely read the Gawker Legal page to see what is allowed. Read the full page to know about RSS feed usage, web syndication, print syndication, image and video terms of use. Here is a small excerpt –

Under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, Gawker Media permits anyone to do the following with certain types of GM content, in any medium:

To reproduce, remix, or otherwise alter GM site material so long as the logo is displayed and credit is given. This includes, specifically, permission:

  • to reproduce quotes
  • to reproduce screenshots of any page of a GM site
  • to include GM material in mash-ups, mixes, parodies, caricatures, etc for movies, TV, print or online

**NOTE** this does not include the right to republish images from GM sites, for which GM may not the copyright holder, except in the context of a screenshot of the whole site.


5 comments on “Republish Content Legally from Gawker, Lifehacker, Gizmodo

  1. Ganesh says:

    A really great move by these blogs. It also removes apprehension of whether to quote from big blogs like lifehacker.

    It also helps to publicize drastically lifehacker in not only via blogging medium but also in other mediums like TV etc., good move…

    • QuickOnlineTips says:

      And they get lots of free backlinks and traffic too, while retaining all rights.

  2. Bytetips says:

    If bloggers re…publish articles from those sites, they are sending backlinks + traffic = Profit . Big…

  3. Adam Pieniazek says:

    What about duplicate content penalties? Or are they just so big they don’t worry about it?

    Figure they’d get slammed with penalties for their content being pasted all over the web…

  4. bdplay.com says:

    Well i thing this is really useful post for those who do not want to make unique content and write or rewrite content. Anyway i definitely prefer unique content but if legality maintained then this method also good.

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