Hi Guys, I'm posting this question for a specific reason. I already have my "own" opinion on the subject. However, I am trying to create a report and had it critiqued. Below is what I say in my report: "Many new and uninformed internet marketers live in fear of Google's dark shadow, the duplicate content penalty. I need to tell you, the penalty exists but it's not what a lot of people think. There is a chance of a penalty if you are putting duplicate content on your own website. For example two exact articles in different places on your website would make Google notice. There is no penalty if you are using another websites content on your own website. I can give you pages of examples, however I will stick with two." _______________________________________________________________ From there I give 2 relevant examples of my beliefs. One of my reviewers emailed this little comment: ----------------------- "Hmmm... I don't have "moral" opinion on the whole thing. I have automated websites/blogs. Just don't confuse your novice readers with controversial statements, i.e. if I do it, it's fine, if others dare to do it with my feeds, that's duplicate content penalty. BTW, the "duplicate content" as described here by you... is an urban myth - Stop spreading it, please!" _______________________________________________________________ So as there is no confusion- this relates to autoblogs. So is this guy on crack? Am I wrong? What are your opinions?