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Book for content?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rockandcarter, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. rockandcarter

    rockandcarter Junior Member

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    Good evening Hatters,


    I'm 100% sure this has been done/asked I would just like to know some ins and outs, peoples thoughts, attempts etc. Whilst my PC was nuking life into some sites I went on a house clean:D... I found a load of old books in the loft form the 70s. I checked the ISBN numbers and, they are known on some database somewhere as people have tried to sell them. (amazon new and use section, other second hand book places etc) But there are not pictures/googles book references or anything content wise.

    I'm not stupid enough to copy the content word for word on to a web page. But I was just wondering how would you actually get caught?

    One of the books I found was a bird watchers books (no idea where it came from:cool:) it was publish in 76. How much would you have to paraphrase it to avoid being sued?

    My guess would be that the chances of actually getting caught would be pretty slim if you did go word for word. My actual thought was either outsource to one of my writers, send the books out get them to paraphrase it. Or just use a speech recording program to paraphrase myself and learn about the joys of bird watching, train spotting, how steam trains work etc..... after all knowledge is power. Genuinely tempted by the a lot latter. I do love to learn but would need to know how much paraphrasing needs to happen.

    Cheers
     
  2. binaryking

    binaryking Regular Member

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    Same question, could google penalty us for using content from ebook?

    Thanks
     
  3. rockandcarter

    rockandcarter Junior Member

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    I had no intention of taking the content direct. Google will punish you for duplicated content. The days of auto blogged content are over imo.

    The academic papers you write when at uni get published which is why you can't plagiarizer. But you are essentially re wording other peoples work at Honors level.

    be good to get a debate going with people who have actually attempted editing book content. I'd like to know how much they changed and if anyone else noticed.
     
  4. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hello rockandcarter:

    Copyrighting and Copywriting are often confused with each other.

    Copyrighting is a term related to the protection of one's intellectual property.
    Copywriting is related to the process of writing advertising materials designed
    to convince the reader to buy something. Our Copywriting & Sales Persuasion
    section of BHW is for the discussion of Copywriting - Not Copyrighting.

    That being said, i am moving this thread to the Black Hat Lounge for lack of
    a better place to put it.

    Thank You - "Wiz"
     
  5. judson

    judson Power Member

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    Books are a great source of 'research' material for articles.

    That said, you have to rewrite the content a whole lot. Manually.

    Still, using books as your source surely beats traipsing the internet and reading+rewriting the drivel one often finds on article sites, no?

    Mix it up, and use several books as your sources, and mix them up between different sites.
     
  6. SocialMediaManager

    SocialMediaManager Elite Member

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    If Content of that book is not published already online then its unique
     
  7. PreacherJesse

    PreacherJesse Registered Member

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    just do some proper attribution. people won't mind. :)
     
  8. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    if it ain't for your money site just read it straight into dragon - everybody else is.
     
  9. LeMerovigian

    LeMerovigian BANNED BANNED

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    Google is actually in a class action suit as they are set to acquire 1000's of works as copyrighting certificates expire, so they may not be online now but Google will have them up soon as they initiate new world order!