There is lively debate about republishing of RSS feeds on other sites. The argument surrounds use of RSS feeds from feed publisher being used in an unfair manner. This includes republishing entire articles and not displaying sufficient credit to original source.
Before we go into details you may want to brush up on your understanding of RSS. This will help you fully appreciate and fully understand issues involved.
I am glad this conversation is happening now as it needs to be made clear what fair use of RSS feeds actually means. There may be webmasters who are republishing RSS feeds in all innocence at moment not realising furore that is going on around them with regards to their republishing activities. I would like to help clear up any misunderstandings that surround RSS republishing.
Being an RSS publisher myself who is considering republishing other authors RSS feeds I would like to make sure I am not treading on any toes. I am basing following RSS republishing etiquette on good practice that Rok Hrastnik has enthused.
If you wish to republish an RSS feed then you should first consult publisher with your intentions. This would be an email to author stating how you wish to reuse their feed and page or pages feed will be republished on and attributions you will make. You will need to clarify some points. If authors feed contains ads then will they be republished? Will you be monetizing authors work by placing ads on your republished page? To avoid conflict these issues need to be sorted out.