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Bit confused about PLR legal rights

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Ghoro, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Ghoro

    Ghoro Registered Member

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    So like many others do, I'm looking to use some PLR ebooks as a free give away to build an email list and I seen a lot of people recommend idplr.com. Sadly for my topic while they have a good amount of ebooks for it, most of them under "Product Terms" have "[NO]Can modify/change the main product", so I will stay away from those, as I don't want to be throwing out a 100% copy of what everyone else is. However for the few that can be modified and basically gives you all rights, they all still have "[NO]Can be given away for free", but then has "[YES]Can be offered as a bonus" and "[YES]Can be used to build a list", so I'm confused, can something like this be used to give away to build a list? The full Product Terms for one of the ebooks I'm talking about is below.

    Also with PLRs, legally can you modify one enough that you then own all rights on that rewritten PLR? Lastly does anyone know any other good sites other then idplr.com that could maybe have more ebooks with full PLR rights?

    Edit: Also just after posting I realized this thread would have been more appropriate under the sub-forum "Copywriting & Sales Persuasion", but I don't see anyway to delete this thread or move it my self. Sorry about that.

    Thanks

    Product Terms:

    [YES]Can be sold
    [YES]Can be used for personal use
    [YES]Can be packaged with other products
    [YES]Can modify/change the sales letter
    [YES]Can modify/change the main product
    [YES]Can modify/change the graphics and ecover
    [YES]Can be added into paid membership websites
    [YES]Can put your name on the sales letter
    [YES]Can be offered as a bonus
    [YES]Can be used to build a list
    [YES]Can print/publish offline
    [YES]Can convey and sell Personal Use Rights
    [YES]Can convey and sell Resale Rights
    [YES]Can convey and sell Master Resale Rights

    [NO]Can be given away for free
    [NO]Can be added to free membership websites
    [NO]Can convey and sell Private Label Rights
     
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  2. member8200

    member8200 Regular Member

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    PLR means the owner doesnt care about it. So whatever you do with it you wont get any Copyright content, even if you edit it the owner wouldn't go after you.
     
  3. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    OP, get familiar with the following terms, there are other resale rights, so find the one most suitable for your needs.

    MRR = Master Resale Rights
    PLR = Private Label Rights

    Source: http://master-resale-rights.com/support

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resell_rights


    Do a search for ""niche" PLR private label rights" should reveal some possibilities.
    e.g : http://lmgtfy.com/?q=fishing+PLR+private+label+rights
     
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  4. Ghoro

    Ghoro Registered Member

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    Thanks for the replies, but that sadly doesn't really help in this case, as like what your source says "Private Label Rights vary, with licenses offering full authorship while others limit distribution, and restrict what can be done with the content.", this is a case where the rights very and I'm unsure of my full rights. Just because it's a PLR doesn't mean I have full rights to do whatever I want with it, sadly PLR it self really means nothing legally, it's all about explicitly the rights they say I have and some content marked as a PLR doesn't always allow what you think it should to be a PLR. Below is another PLR example that basically have all the same rights, but doesn't have anything about "Can be used to build a list". So I'm assuming that as long as it has "Can be used to build a list - Yes" then I can give it away for free to build a email list, where the below example I could not and just wanted to check to be sure.

    However I'm realizing now the best option is to just contact idplr and ask them my self what they mean when they say "Can be used to build a list".

    Resale Rights - Yes
    Master Resale Rights - Yes
    Private Label Rights - Yes
    Giveaway Rights - No
    Offered as a Bonus - Yes
    Full Product Copyrights - Yes
    Full Graphic Copyrights - Yes
    May Modify Product - Yes
    Packaged with Other Products - Yes
    Added to Paid Membership Websites - Yes
    Added to Free Membership Websites - No
    May Publish Offline - Yes
    May Sell on Auction Websites - Yes
     
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    If you use the PLR as source material, then get somebody to re-write it and make it substantially different, then I don't think you would need to worry about the license.
     
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  6. Ghoro

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    That was my other thought, that either way I would want to re-wright it just to have it unique to the reader in case they already ran in to that PLR before. I was thinking I would re-wright it my self, but I didn't really think about the idea that I could just pay someone else to do it and I would think it wouldn't cost too much, as I'm just asking for it to be re-written, not for a whole new book. Although I don't really know how much it needs to be different to be legally "substantially different", as well as how you would really measure such a thing.

    Thanks