Using Articles Freely When Subscribed
Full Question: Can I post or upload news articles from an online publication that I subscribe to onto my company’s intranet or network?
Answer: If the articles are offered only on a subscription basis, and is meant only for one person, then placing the content on a network has the same effect as sharing passwords because it gives access to more people than are licensed. Placing an item on a network for others to access is a form of distribution that may violate the copyright owner’s rights. Consequently, sharing the content without a license – even with your own co-workers – is still a violation of copyright. Indeed, most of the content infringement that goes on in the workplace is unauthorized intra-office sharing.