The Guardian Makes It Super Simple For Blogs To Repost Its Content
from the contrarian-journalism dept
The only conditions are that you have to republish the full article in the exact format provided (including "text, links and images"). That's because The Guardian is also embedding ads with those syndicated stories. Assuming the ads are not particularly intrusive or annoying, then I would imagine that many blogs find this to be a perfectly reasonable deal. And, yes, if you were wondering, the site doing the syndication is free to include their own ads elsewhere on the page. However, according to The Guardian's explanation of this offering, you can add your own commentary -- it just needs to go above The Guardian's content.
Basically, the Guardian seems to be realizing what so many other newspapers have failed to grasp: that people republishing your stuff are helping to promote your work and spread your work in useful ways. Rather than breaking out the lawyers and the nastygrams, why not figure out a way to make everyone better off?