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Autoblog is safe from Plagiarism?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seekman, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. seekman

    seekman Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I just started an autoblog, with rewriting, but copyscrape still detects the copies... and to say the truth, there are many copies of the same articles (almost always) in the internet.

    Do I risk to be sued for plagiarims?
    How can I be safe? Any best practices?
     
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    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    if you wanna be sure spin the content even more until its at least 70% more unique or passes copyscape
     
  3. seekman

    seekman Regular Member

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    How to do that in WP?
     
  4. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    Could you be sued?

    Here's the standard Lawyer Acme Mark I answer for almost every legal question: "maybe yes; maybe no."

    Here's the paranoid Lawyer Acme Mark I answer for almost every legal question about getting sued, regardless of reason and evidence: "yes."

    So a better question for us working with SEO is "what's the chance I'll be sued and if I am what are the outcomes I'll face."

    People sue for almost everything regardless of the likely outcome or even legal basis for the suit. But offhand I can't recall a single case where a person was sued for violating copyright via article spinning unless they were a rather large and monied corporation.

    The usual worst-case scenario is that the copyright owner discovers something (rare in itself). Then they threaten and huff and puff. But lawsuits cost money to maintain and almost nobody wants to start a lawsuit that's going to cost them money even if they win.

    So probably your chance of even being threatened with a lawsuit is less than 1000-to-1. And chances that a suit will actually be filed drop to almost nothing when, upon getting a letter threatening suit, you adopt a two-prong defense:

    Prong 1: The Bart Simpson Defense

    "I didn't do it!"

    Prong 2: The Reasonable Guy Defense

    "Hey, life is too short to hassle. I didn't do it but I'm perfectly willing to remove anything that bothers you just in the interest of being a decent guy who doesn't want to see you or anybody else bothered by this."
     
  5. seekman

    seekman Regular Member

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    So you consider "a good thing to do" to leave a contact form on the blog in order for somebody to write their Warnings in case they want the content to be deleted?

    In case somebody is ready to go to the lawyer for this, do they usually ask "please delete it" or they go directly to the legal actions?