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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cjmo75, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. cjmo75

    cjmo75 BANNED BANNED

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    I was wondering if I could get some input from the forum members on this one. I have a few Blogger blogs, and I recently got into private label rights. Since starting my PLR marketing campaign, I've compiled quite a collection of PLR products (ebooks, software, articles, etc.).

    I got a lot of them for free and some I bought. I thought it would be a great idea for a blog if I gave away PLR downloads. I started my Blogger blog and so far I have 20+ downloads available on it. I want to try and add at least two every day.

    To make a long story short, I'm looking for advice on whether I'm violating any copyright laws by doing this. I've come across tons of websites that give away free PLR product downloads. Some give away dozens on one site. However, I've yet to find a blog that offers these products for free with no strings attached like I do. My whole goal is to offer PLR products with no strings attached. No BS, just downloads. I don't ask for anyone's email address. I don't ask for any money, etc.

    I've researched and have not been able to find any articles or information that say it's wrong, but I want to make sure. It's not worth getting sued over. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. maxxtuner

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    For giving them away for free, totally cool. For some though, there are restrictions on packaging them with other products, or selling for money.
     
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    Basically you're saying that giving away the single products for others to download is fine? Please clarify if you have time. Thanks.
     
  4. tanay46

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    Hey, I don't think there should be a problem with you giving them away for free. However, some ebooks specifically mention something like [NO] Cannot be given away for free. Just avoid putting these up for download
     
  5. noober

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    You should have received a Readme file with your plr items when you downloaded them that would explain your "plr rights". A typical list would look like this:

    Private Label Distribution Rights:

    YES) or (NO) You can sell Private Label Rights
    YES) or (NO) You can claim Full Authorship
    YES) or (NO) You can sell Master Resale Rights
    YES) or (NO) You can original Package Sales Material Included
    YES) or (NO) You may Sell Products Individually
    YES) or (NO) You can edit/Alter the Sales Materials
    YES) or (NO) Can be added to Paid Membership Sites
    YES) or (NO) Can be added to Free Membership Sites
    YES) or (NO) Can be Broken Down Into Articles
    YES) or (NO) Can be Packaged with Other Products
    YES) or (NO) You can sell at Auction Sites
    YES) or (NO) Can be offered as Free Bonus
    YES) or (NO) Can be given Away for Free <---

    Each ebook, script, or article package you buy or receive as a gift or free download should tell you exactly what your rights are. Do not asume anything and do not do anything in violation of the author's specific intent or you could find yourself in a heap of trouble. Make sure anything you intend to sell, rewrite, or give away is authorized by the author or originator.
     
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    A lot of those packages that I've gotten for free from other blogs say that they can't be given away, but yet I dowloaded them for free. I also joined a paid download site just to find that the 250 products I got access to were available for free somewhere else on the internet. Most all of the PLR products I've come across so far say that they can't be given away for free. I wonder if it really matters. also, if 100 different people are giving the product away, how can I be singled out?
     
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    cjmo75 BANNED BANNED

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    If you go on to sites like Tradebit or Payloadz, you'll find products that are being sold on Clickbank for $40 or $50 being sold for $.99. I think most of the products on Clickbank are PLR or a re-hash of other products. Seriously, I'd never buy anything from Clickbank.
     
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    By the way, my download blog is located at http://freeplrdownloads.co.cc
     
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    I've decided to shut the blog down until I can properly research this situation. I don't need to get sued over a free blog! Thanks to all who replied.
     
  10. fox1

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    I agree with "noober". Each PLR product that you buy, get free, etc., will has specific "rights" that you need to honor to avoid getting sued. (UNLESS you're a black enough blackhatter to not give a s*it, lol!)

    Anyway, it's a pain in the back side, but you need to open each product and read your rights before giving them away. MOST plr rights that I've seen DON'T allow that, but you might take some of the free ones, and set them up to give away. Then, follow up via your autoresponder or OTO and offer the 'good stuff' for a 'bargain' price, OR, setup a monthly membership for ongoing $$$. :)

    It's nice that you want to offer them for free, though. Don't see too much of that GENUINE attitude these days - well, except for here a bhw, lol!
     
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    Thanks, Fox! The reason I want to give them away is because I've been the victim of a few of these "membership" sites. You pay $10 or $20+ to get access to their "exclusive" library, and it's the same re-hashed products that were on the last membership site, or worse, ones you've already found and downloaded for free! I think it's time to give something back to the public. I say f**k 'em if they can't take a joke!

    I've heard that since I'm using a Google Blogger blog, even if I was at fault, I couldn't be touched because Google is technically hosting the blog, not me. All that could happen is that someone would complain to Google, and they would take down the blog. Anybody know anything about this?

    Also, I have made the blog by invitation only. If anyone wants access, all they have to do is shoot me a PM with their email address. I'll then send them an invitation. You'll just need a Google account (most people already have that).
     
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    Well said.

    Just a month ago I joined an "exclusive" PLR product library for $29 a month.

    Only to find out I already have at the very least 80% of their products (some free and some by other membership sites).

    Im sure if you dig around these same materials are offered as "package PLRs" around.

    Thanks for being generous cjmo.

    All the best,
    -Jarby
     
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    I hear you, Jarby. It just gets rificulous after a while when people try to sell things on the internet that you can already download for free. If you are going to sell a digital product, make it a good one that no one else is selling. Ya know what I mean?
     
  14. noober

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    The basis of this discussion should be, I thnk, that the artifcles in question did not appear on the internet out of thin air. Someone at some point had to write them. Once someone writes and publishes anything on the internet, the work is presumed to be copywrite protected.

    The original author owns all of the rights to that article, plus any derivitave rights. The more these articles are purloined and given away, assuming they had a monetary value to begin with, the less value they will retain until the rights owned by the original author have no value.

    The question that should be asked is "Is it fair to give away someone else's work?"


    I think you are mistaken about your responsibilites when using Blogger. It might be well for you to read paragraph #2 under Blogger's terms of service.
     
  15. noober

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    What many people do with plr articles is rewrite them so that they are unique and then either sell them or give them away.

    If you really want to give away articles, reports, and ebooks perhaps you should be looking at works already in the public domain.

    With certain exceptions, you would not have to worry about copyrights and ownership of the work.