My wife has a small business with a website, of which I am the maintainer. (I am not a trained web developer, but know the basics of HTML and CSS.) There are already a few articles / blogs / news items about them online on other sites. She would like to keep a list of references to these. However, she would like to ensure that the articles are available even if the other site removed the original content or migrated it to another URL. So she somehow would like to store a copy of these articles on their own site. This raises a few questions to me.
First of all, is it a legal and accepted practice in general (assuming we have the original owner's consent)? I know the legal part is country specific and I should rather consult a lawyer. At this point I am more interested in whether Google and other search engines penalize this, and how to play by the rules if possible.