What is republishing?
Generally, websites tend to allow visitors to republish, copy, distribute, transmit, or publicly display (in hard copy, soft copy or online) material on the website subject to certain conditions.
What are the standard requirements?
Of course, requirements will vary depending on your particular business, however, some of the more general requirement you might see in a ‘republishing’ clause might include:
- Visitors not being allowed to make alterations to any of the materials that it takes from the website and republishes;
- Visitors attributing the material from your website, including linking back to your website whenever possible; and
- Visitors not republishing the material from your website in any way which could reasonably be considered to be obscene, inappropriate, defamatory, disparaging, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, threatening, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence or in breach of privacy, or would bring you, your business, or you website disrepute.