News website terms and conditions

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This is an adapted version of our standard website T&Cs, created with news websites in mind.


News websites come in many shapes and sizes, from generalist newspaper sites with millions of readers to specialist journals covering a very particular area or field. This terms and conditions template has been designed to deal with the legal issues that commonly affect such websites.

Articles and artwork published on a news website will be protected by copyright, which may be owned by the publisher or a third party licensor such as a stock photography company. These terms and conditions include a standard copyright notice and a statement of ownership of copyright.  Users are granted express rights to use the copyright material. Typically, users will be permitted to view and cache web pages in a browser, and perhaps to print material from the website. The terms and conditions also include specific prohibitions relating to the copyright material. In the default version, users are prohibited from republishing, selling, renting, sub-licensing, displaying in public, commercially exploiting and redistributing that material.

In addition to the core copyright clauses, the template terms and conditions include clauses covering: the representation of different viewpoints, user content rules and licensing, warranties, liabilities and statutory disclosures.

  1. Introduction
  2. Copyright notice
  3. Licence to use website
  4. RSS feed
  5. News
  6. Acceptable use
  7. Registration and accounts
  8. User IDs and passwords
  9. Cancellation and suspension of account
  10. Comments feature
  11. Your content: licence
  12. Your content: rules
  13. Report abuse
  14. Limited warranties
  15. Limitations and exclusions of liability
  16. Indemnity
  17. Breaches of these terms and conditions
  18. Third party websites
  19. Variation
  20. Assignment
  21. Severability
  22. Third party rights
  23. Entire agreement
  24. Law and jurisdiction
  25. Statutory and regulatory disclosures
  26. Our details

Document statistics

  • Total words: 6523
  • Total characters: 40884
  • Document pages (approx.): 10
  • Guidance notes pages (approx.): 10
  • Total pages (approx., including cover): 21

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