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Copy & Paste Articles From Other Websites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Kostya76, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Kostya76

    Kostya76 Junior Member

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    What exactly is going to happen to me if I copy and paste to my website articles I find on the Internet?

    I am not really concerned about being penalized by Google as most of my traffic is either viral or paid.

    Can I keep it on my site until somebody submits a removal notice without being fined or legally penalize in any way?
     
  2. guille0331

    guille0331 Newbie

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    can't they ask you to take it off if it's from another web and they see it?
     
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  3. Kostya76

    Kostya76 Junior Member

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    So, to clarify my question.

    I don't mind taking down the content if copyright owner contacts me and asks to do so.

    My question is whether they can go after and fail a lawsuit right away without asking to remove their content first ?
     
  4. wealthyslacker

    wealthyslacker Regular Member

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    Why not spin the content?

    Are you using Wordpress?
     
  5. Kostya76

    Kostya76 Junior Member

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    Shopify
     
  6. kboxer7

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    Yes, they can. Is it worth their time? Most often not, and instead they take the initial route of filing a DMCA takedown request...or complain to your hosting provider or domain provider. However, they CAN directly sue if they wanted to, it is just a less likely scenario.

    Either way I'm not advocating for using copied content. I get pissed when I pay $60+ for an article only to have it ripped by randoms across the internet. And it is copyright infringement, which is illegal.

    Regards,
     
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  7. j3r3myk3n

    j3r3myk3n Newbie

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    Can one really be sure of not being flagged out by Google after spin? Please I am learning.
     
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  8. Kostya76

    Kostya76 Junior Member

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    I forgot to mention that I always cite my sources properly, so no harm intended.

    The reason why I am asking is because I had a bad experience with one copyright owner once. Basically, she sent me a letter stating that I owed a few hundred bucks for using her content on my website. The thing is that I received that piece of content from one of the PR agencies that I work with all the time. I tried to explain it to her, but she didn't care. She was insisting on the payment and threatened to sue me. She was completely unreasonable and even after I took it down she still demanded a compensation.

    I think that in the end PR agency ended up paying her off, but it was a pretty stressful experience...
     
  9. arc323

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    It's unlikely someone would actually follow through and sue for a couple hundred bucks. Especially if you acted in good faith and removed the content when asked.

    To answer your initial question: yes, someone could actually sue you without warning but it's extremely unlikely. They will send you a cease and desist letter and then DMCA.

    If you're in the USA you might go with DMCA ignored offshore hosting and maybe even an offshore registrar. However, if it's an ecommerce site the people who want to know who you are would just need to make a purchase and check their credit card statement.

    Personally I think you will be fine. There are monetized websites that repost content all the time and they just attribute the article to it's original source. Not saying this is the right thing to do, just that you are very unlikely to actually be sued.
     
  10. a hungry bear

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    Here's a little secret I'll tell you on how you can copy/paste whole articles and not get flagged by google or the owners. So what you do is find an article in another language and copy it and then put it though an online translator and give it a quick proof read to make sure it makes sense and then publish it. Google won't know and the site owner won't give a shit. Cheers
     
  11. MisterF

    MisterF Moderator-In-Training Jr. VIP

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    You use that quality of article on a moneysite or just on pumper sites?
     
  12. a hungry bear

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    I use them on quota answers, forum posts, and pumper sites. I post half of the article on quota/forums and tell them to visit my site to read the whole thing and then promote them clickbank products.
     
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    adeniyi faith Regular Member

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    I have no problem with post from other site because most of the article I use are not in english and are from expired domain such article are not used on the site am spending $$$ on am just using them for building backlink.
    So for me i don't give a fuck for such article.
     
  14. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Senior Member

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    If your site isn't popular/indexed on Google or if you're lucky, nothing will happen and you won't get caught.
    But, it's too risky. Your choice, however! :)
     
  15. Geasy

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    As far as I know Google does nothing about copied. Simply you can't rank higher than the original site(Besides some times)

    Check what Google says

     
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  16. j3r3myk3n

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    Thanks for the reply bro.
     
  17. Wolf Of SEO

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    If it doesn't matter for Google purposes - make it a no-follow/no-index ?
     
  18. nazhaRu

    nazhaRu Newbie

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    Basically you will be penalized by Google. generally, write content yourself or just use paraphrasing.
     
  19. stranger99

    stranger99 Registered Member

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    does google recognise languages too
     
  20. seoes

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    but u cant earn from adsense