Using Articles In Internal Newspaper

Full Question: I found an article in an online newspaper that I want to share with my colleagues. Can I copy and paste the article into my company’s internal newsletter or upload it onto the company’s intranet?

Answer: No, not unless you have permission from the copyright owner of the article. Copying an article and pasting it into a newsletter (whether that newsletter is distributed internally or externally) or onto the company intranet or network will likely be an infringement. Most copyright owners will allow re-use of their articles and other materials with permission, though sometimes you must pay a small license fee. Licensing the content is often very easy, as many publishers have licensing departments who can easily and quickly give you permission to use the content as you wish.