Chapter 1. Introduction

Whatever we possess becomes of double value when we have the opportunity of sharing it with others.

?Jean Nicolas Bouilly

In this chapter, we discuss the definition of content syndication within the scope of the Internet and give a little of its history. We then move on to the business cases for syndicating your own content and a discussion of the philosophy behind content syndication. The chapter finishes with a brief discussion of the legal issues surrounding the provision and use of syndication feeds.