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Content Rewrite From Source, Do i still liable from Copyright?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by souleclipse, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. souleclipse

    souleclipse Senior Member

    Apr 28, 2011
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    Basically one my clients, get this content from his competitor and is now threaten to sue by the competitor.

    The content is rewritten, nothing is match for match. However copyscape show a slight similarity due to the various product name.

    Basically the competitor website did put a copyright logo , but i believe they did not actually reserve or document their right to proof of originality.

    Plus..Read online: (They are also copy for commercial reason, to be exact is their services.)

    Exceptions to copyright infringement
    The Copyright Act provides for certain exceptions to copyright infringement. If you fall within the following situations, you may use copyrighted works without seeking permission from the copyright owner.
    Fair dealing
    Under the provisions of the Copyright Act, copying the whole or a part of a copyright work is permissible as long as it is a 'fair dealing'. Factors that will be taken into account in deciding whether such copying is a fair dealing include the following:

    • purpose and character of the dealing, including whether such dealing is of a commercial nature or is for non-profit educational purposes;
    • nature of the work;
    • amount and substantiality of the part copied taken in relation to the whole work;
    • effect of the dealing upon the potential market for, or value of, the work;
    • the possibility of obtaining the work within a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price.
    Where the copying is for the specific purposes of research or study, it shall be taken to be a fair dealing as long as the copying limits are observed. For a published work of at least 10 pages, the copying limits are up to 10% of the number of pages or one chapter, whichever is the greater.
    In other cases, fair dealings for the purposes of criticism, review or reporting current events would not constitute copyright infringement. In the case of criticism or review and the reporting of current events in a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical, a sufficient acknowledgment of the work is required.

    My question is, what are the chances we lose the lawsuit?
  2. bignose

    bignose Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Dec 6, 2009
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    This should depend totally on a uniqueness level. If the content is re-written well, what can they bring to the court? But if they have brought it, i'm sure the content wasn't rewritten well.
  3. nichexposure

    nichexposure Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jul 4, 2013
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    I just pretend to know SEO
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    you can rewrite anything what ever copy writed content or not but keep in mind you need to make sure your that steal article must me unique with its formatting