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Knowing DNA Syndication

What is DNA Syndication?

DNA Syndication is a website which provides copyright permission to reproduce content from India’s fastest growing English newspaper

DNA – Daily News & Analysis, DNA Sunday and its online platform www.dnaindia.com (DNA is published from Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Indore)

How it Works?

Four simple steps to follow and you can have the content of your choice within minutes

1. Register / Login to DNA Syndication

2. Browse / Search for content

3. Calculate Price & License content

4. Download & reproduce

Who can license content from DNA Syndication?

All the registered members of DNA Syndication can license content and reproduce. We license content for Newspapers, Magazines, Books, Websites, Ad Agencies, Films, Television, Newsletters and presentations. You can also license for your personal records or use. We also provide complete feed with archives to content aggregators.

For more details write in to syndication@dnaindia.net

How can I access the content of DNA Syndication? Is it must to register?

You can browse the available content on the website to a limited extent without any registration. However we recommend registration for the complete experience.

Why Register

Registration gives you an unique login name and password which permits you to

  • Get full access to all the Content on the site
  • Search for specific Content and calculate the price as per usage
  • Purchase Content instantly
  • Maintain your secure Personal account – check back easily on your past searches, past purchases and more
  • Registered members are eligible for discounts & special offers which will be communicated from time to time

Registration is paid or free?

Registration is free.

How do I register and login?

  1. On the home page of DNA Syndication website
  2. Click on Register button. “Register Now! “
  3. Fill in the Registration Details (Personal, Mailing, login-username and password)
  4. You will receive the registration confirmation e-mail with your unique username and password.
  5. Click on the Link provided in the e-mail. It will take you to the DNA Syndication website.
  6. Key in your unique Username and Password and you are ready to begin.
Types of Content

What are the types of content DNA Syndication provides?

DNA Syndication provides copyright permission for the following types of content

  • News & features   - News Stories, Features, Interviews, Special Reports, Analysis Columns, DNA Exclusives and more
  • Photographs - Editorial and Creative
  • Illustrations
  • Cartoons & Caricatures

How is the content organised on the site?

The content is organised by subject category which also helps in searching for content by specific category. The subject categories are displayed on the Left Panel when you click each content type.

News & features  
  • By City
  • Mumbai
  • Ahmedabad
  • Pune
  • Jaipur
  • Bangalore
  • Indore
  • All News
  • Top News
  • Web Updates
By Section
    • Business
    • Personal Finance
    • Real Estate
    • Entertainment
    • Film Reviews
    • Food
    • Travel
  • Lifestyle & Leisure
  • Art & Culture
  • Health
  • Education
  • Sport
  • Nature & Environment
  • Opinion & Viewpoint
  • India
  • International
Also
  • Features
  • Interviews
  • DNA Exclusive
  • DNA Analysis
Photographs/Cartoons/Illustrations
  • All
  • Creative
By Section
  • News
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Lifestyle
Also
  • Art & Culture
  • Crime, Law & Judiciary
  • Disasters & Accidents
  • Education
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Nature & Environment
  • Politics & Government
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Organisations
  • Places
  • Science & Technology
  • Society & People
  • Unrest, Conflict & War

What is the frequency of content updating on DNA Syndication site?

Daily Updates with multiple refreshing of content during the day.

Is all the content published in DNA, DNA Sunday and www.dnaindia.com available for Syndication?

Any story/photograph/cartoon/illustration to which Diligent Media Corporation Limited holds the copyright is available for syndication. Some stories/images published in the newspaper or on the site could be sourced from other agencies. These are usually credited to the relevant copyright holder who can be contacted directly.

Can I access the complete archive?

Stories of the past 3 months are available on this site and can be syndicated online. The DNA website www.dnaindia.com carries most of the stories published since 2005 as part of the Archives. You can search the site and mail us the story title and story link at syndication@dnaindia.net and we can help you transact for reproduction rights offline and provide the story to you.

The complete Archive of Images is available online – dating back to 2005 which is the year DNA commenced

Search a Story

How does one search for a story?

Click on “News & Features

All the stories for the past one month will be listed in chronological order. When you search by a specific keyword results from past three months archives will be displayed.

Click on a subject category of your choice from left panel to get stories specific to that section/subject. Eg. Click on Entertainment for stories on cinema, television, art & theatre and allied forms of entertainment

Can I search a Story by its Headline?

Yes, you can search a story by its headline as well as its sub headings.

  • Click News & Features
  • See Advance Search feature on Left Panel
  • Search For- Type the full / part of headline or sub headings (Supports Boolean operators)
  • Location-Select Headline from the dropdown box
  • Click Find/Search
  • The Story/Stories that match your search will be retrieved and displayed

Can I search a story by Author’s name?

Yes you can.

  1. Click News & Features
  2. See Advance Search feature on Left Panel
  3. Search For- Type the Author name (Supports Boolean operators)
  4. Location-Select Author from the dropdown box
  5. Click Find
  6. All the syndicated stories authored and co-authored by the author named get retrieved and displayed.

Can I search news for a particular subject category?

Yes you can.

  • Click News & Features tab
  • See By Section on Left Panel– Available Subject Categories are displayed here
  • Select Subject of your choice from the list
  • All the stories for the selected subject get displayed.
  • By City
  • Mumbai
  • Ahmedabad
  • Pune
  • Jaipur
  • Bangalore
  • Indore
  • All News
  • Top News
  • Web Updates
By Section
    • Business
    • Personal Finance
    • Real Estate
    • Entertainment
    • Film Reviews
    • Food
    • Travel
  • Lifestyle & Leisure
  • Art & Culture
  • Health
  • Education
  • Sport
  • Nature & Environment
  • Opinion & Viewpoint
  • India
  • International
Also
  • Features
  • Interviews
  • DNA Exclusive
  • DNA Analysis

Can I search a story if only word or phrase present in the story is known?

Yes you can. DNA Syndication supports free text search. You can search a story by specifying any word or phrase likely to be present in the story.

  1. Click News & Features
  2. See Advance Search feature on Left Panel
  3. Search For- Type the word or phrase in the story (Supports Boolean operators)
  4. Location-Select Full Text from the dropdown box
  5. Click Find /Search
  6. All the syndicated stories that match your search get displayed.

Can I search a story by date or date range?

Yes you can.

  1. Click News & Features
  2. See Advance Search feature on Left Panel
  3. From & To- Specify the date range
  4. Select Find /Search
  5. All the stories matching your criteria get displayed.
Search a Photograph / Cartoon / Illustration

Can I search for Images on DNA Syndication site?

Images are categorized into

Can I see the complete information (metadata) of the images (Photographs/Cartoons/Illustrations)?

Move your mouse over the images short description of the images is displayed as tool tips

To view complete information or the metadata of the images click on the images.

Can I search Photographs/Cartoons/Illustrations by subject?

Yes, you can. The subject categories are displayed on the Left Panel.

To get all the images in a particular subject

  • Click Photographs /Cartoons/ Illustrations tab
  • See By Subject on Left Panel
  • Select Subject of your choice from the list
  • All the Photographs /Cartoons /Illustrations for the selected subject will be retrieved and displayed.

Subject Categories
  • All
  • Creative
By Section
  • News
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Lifestyle
Also
  • Art & Culture
  • Crime, Law & Judiciary
  • Disasters & Accidents
  • Education
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Nature & Environment
  • Politics & Government
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Organisations
  • Places
  • Science & Technology
  • Society & People
  • Unrest, Conflict & War

 

Can I search photographs/cartoons/illustrations by the personality name?

Yes you can.

  1. Click Photographs /Cartoons/ Illustrations
  2. See Advance Search feature on Left Panel
  3. Search For -Type Personality Name in the text box
  4. Location- Select Personality from the dropdown box (Supports Boolean operators)
  5. Click Search
  6. All the images of the said personality are retrieved and displayed

Can I search by Keyword?

Yes you can.

  1. Click Photographs /Cartoons/Illustrations tab
  2. See Advance Search on Left Panel
  3. Search For-Type the Keyword in the text box (Supports Boolean operators)
  4. Location- Select Keyword from the dropdown box
  5. Click Search
  6. All the images matching the keywords will be retrieved and displayed.

Can I search Photographs/ Illustrations /Cartoons by likely words in the caption?

Yes you can.

  1. Click Photographs /Cartoons/Illustrations tab
  2. See Advance Searchon Left Panel
  3. Search For-Type the likely word/s of the caption in the text box (Supports Boolean operators)
  4. Location- Select Caption from the dropdown box
  5. Click Search
  6. All the images matching your search will be retrieved and displayed

Do you provide Search Assistance?

You can send search request if you are unable to find the content required. We will asisst you in finding the content you require. Please ensure that you first login to the site and then put a query which will help us know your email id on which we can reply.

Get reproduction rights (Copyright Permission)
Presuming …
  • You have registered. If not, “Register Now! “
  • You have searched and identified the news/image you want. If not, “Search Now! “
  • You are ready to proceed with purchasing copyright permission for reproduction

Steps to proceed ...

  • Click on Add To Cart to proceed with calculating the price of the selected content. Prices for the licensing of content are calculated according to the usage rights provided
  • Select Extent of Usage, Purpose of Usage, Term of Usage from the options given on the Calculate Price form. According price is computed.
  • Add / Remove Purpose will allow you to delete / date purpose for re-calculations
  • Click on Add To Cart. The My Cart would list the items to be purchased with their particulars. You can take a final check; remove any item from the cart if you wish. Click Proceed
  • Check Out displays the order details. Select Mode of Payment. Options available are online by Credit Card and offline by Cheque/Demand Draft. Click on Payment
  • Confirm your purchase after reading the License Agreement. You are advised to read the License Agreement carefully before proceeding further as your acceptance would be your agreement to be legally bound by the terms of the License Agreement
  • For online payment by Credit Card you will submit the necessary details and complete the transaction instantaneously. You can download the content link from My Account> My Order History> Online. The link will remain valid for 3 days from the date of transaction or 3 clicks whichever is earlier.
  • For offline payment by Cheque/Demand Draft you will submit the necessary details and mail the payment. Incase of Offline payment the download is activated once the payment is received. If you have sent DD, we will activate the link immediately. If you have sent cheque, you need to wait till the payment is realized. The link remains valid for 3 days from activation or 3 clicks whichever is earlier. You can download the link from My Account>My Order History> Offline
Subscription - News & Features

What are the benefits of subscription?

Subscription means annual license arrangement at a fixed payout per month. As the payment is in advance and fixed, we offer you highly discounted rates compared to the individual purchases from the site. You will be provided with a secure login which will allow you to download content instantaneously.

What are the subscription packages available?
Subscription - News & Features

Subscription to DNA Syndication – News & Features is a cost-effective licensing solution for those who need Content on a regular basis and with daily updates. Following are the options available for the Subscription of News & Features

feed from DNA Syndication is similar to RSS feed from websites. However, unlike RSS feed from websites which is available for free for use by individuals for personal, non-commercial use this feed can be hosted on your website for commercial use.

What you get – the Story Headline + first 500 characters of the story

Feed format - XML based format (RSS 2.0)

How you get it - you will be provided with a link where the XML will be uploaded. This XML can be integrated in your site.

Your benefit – The DNA hallmark of quality content. Ample choice of city-centric news besides Business, Sport, Entertainment, Lifestyle and more. Plus benefit of copyright cleared RSS feed, large enough to keep your visitors engaged.

Annual Subscription with Unlimited Downloads

If the volume of your content requirement is high and you need the content regularly then you can go for Annual Subscription with Unlimited Downloads. You get daily updates, one month archives and unlimited downloads of news & features. Contact : syndication@dnaindia.net

Annual Subscription with Limited Downloads

If the volume of your requirement is not regular and there is limited budget you can go for our Annual Subscription with Limited Downloads. You get daily updates and wide variety of news & features and a choice from past one month archives. Contact : syndication@dnaindia.net

Customized Packages from DNA

With top quality content from DNA - Daily News & Analysis, a user friendly interface and an affordable cost structure DNA Syndication offer on 'Customized Packages’ is a super deal for 'niche content 'seekers

These packages include News, Specials, Reports, Analysis, Features and more as covered by DNA- Daily News & Analysis across all its 5 editions in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. Click to sample...

City News Entertainment National News Sport interviews

Real Estate Education Health Business Personal Finance

Travel Food Film Reviews Features

Subscription to the 'Customized Packages' is highly recommended for niche content and tight budgets. Daily updates with one month of archives will be made available for instant download to subscribers. Contact : syndication@dnaindia.net

Subscription - Photographs

Classic Subscriber Plan

Subscription to DNA Syndication Classic Collection gives you access to our entire collection of over 300,000 photographs with at least 1000 fresh updates every week. This is a fixed payout per month annual license. View Collection
For more information Contact : syndication@dnaindia.net

Photo On Demand Subscription service is a good option if you have regular photo requirements but a tight budget. Sign up for the Annual Credit Plan that suits your need. Options are 25/50/75/100 credits. Get instant downloads anytime for up to one year from the DNA Syndication General Collection of over 100,000 photographs with at least 500 fresh updates every week. View Collection
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Offers and Discounts
Super offer on Bulk Buys

DNA Syndication offers discount on bulk buys.
Add to Cart Content worth Rs 10K / USD 250. Get a discount of 15%
Add to Cart Content worth Rs 15K / USD 360. Get a discount of 20%

A lot more offers to come! Please visit our site to know more about the upcoming offers.

Other Features

What are the other features on DNA Syndication site?

My Account

Personal Details

You can modify the personal Details email address, phone numbers, address and change password for security purpose. Click My Account – Personal Account - Modify

Change Password

You can change your password for security reasons. Click My Account – Change Password

My Light box

Light box feature allow you store, share and annotate images in your personal collection. Once you have registered with us and logged into your account you can create Light box.

Create Light box – Click on the icon Add To Light box icon . A popup window allows you to create a new light box.

Add to Light box – To add an item to a light box click on Add To Light box icon. Create / Select Light box for the items. Add Annotation (short note) if required and click Proceed to add the item in the light box.

Delete/Edit light box – Click My Account – My light box - displays list of light boxes created by you. Click on the light box you want to delete/edit and proceed to delete/edit the light box.

View Annotation - Click My Account My light box -displays list of light boxes created by you. Click on the light box for which you want to see annotation. Light box displays the items click view annotation for the item whose annotation you want to see.

My Cart

My Cart allows you to calculate price, add items to your shopping list and purchased the items them browsing / searching content.

Add To Cart - Once you have registered on our site and logged into your account, you can click on Add to Cart icon to add items to your shopping list. You an also remove an item by selecting and deleting an item or remove all the items by clicking clear

View My Cart – Click My Account – My Cart – displays list of items, brief description, and price of items with total. You can remove an item/all items from shopping list or proceed to check out the items in the shopping cart.

My Order History – In your personal area you can view the details of all the orders you’ve placed with DNA Syndication till date. Click My Account – My Order History – displays lists of order placed with Order ID.

My Order Details

Click My Account – My Order History – Order ID – displays the order details with invoice and content details and also allows you to take a print of the invoice.

My Downloads

The content purchased is available for downloads in My Account – My Order History – Order ID-Download File. You can download the files within 3 days of purchase date.

If the payment mode is online (Credit Card) content is available instantaneously for download once the transaction is completed.

In case of Offline payment mode (Cheque or DD) the content is available for download only after the receipt and realization of payment.


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