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how to get around with duplicate content checker like copyscape

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by xangage, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. xangage

    xangage Newbie

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    i have scraped a website. but at the bottom of the page it is written

    page protected by copyscape.do not copy


    is it possible if my website is not indexed and i have not build any backlinks
    to it copyscape can still find my website.
     
  2. LyNHS

    LyNHS Regular Member

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    I wouldn't of thought so. The only way copyscape can begin to hunt for duplicate content is to know of websites that currently exists - which I presume would be through indexed pages in the major search engines.

    If your page isn't indexed, then CS doesn't know you exist.

    On another hand, the majority of webmasters simply add that banner to their pages to act like a 'warning' ... that they hope will have the effect of potential content thief's backing away, scaring them - when in fact, their pages aren't being protected by CS. After all, there is no real way of telling if a page is really protected by CS, because they offer their banner out to add to any page, for free.

    If the site you are copying the content from has hundreds of articles that are 'protected by CopyScape', then its highly likely that the content isn't officially protected, because CS charge something like $10 per week/month per article .. and if they have hundreds ....

    Hope that helps :D
     
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  3. xangage

    xangage Newbie

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    thank you.

    at the bottom of website they have warning

    Information for people wanting to copy any material from our site - We will sue you for $5000 per day per page for any material copied from our site.
    You are being warned in advance against any such action on your part.

    i live thailand. they can still sue me?
     
  4. sowhatever

    sowhatever Newbie

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    It doesn't matter if they can or not - they damn straight can't get $5,000 per day for copyright violations...lol. That being bogus tells you the rest just might be BS, too.

    It can be a good chunk, if you get sued, though. I wouldn't rely on being in Thailand to help because over 160 countries have reciprocal copyright laws with the US (if it's a US site you scraped).

    The sucky part of it is if they can sue, you'll be out tons to pay a lawyer and you will lose. It won't be for what they're claiming but it could cost you a hella lot more than it would be to just pay someone to write a site for you.
     
  5. LyNHS

    LyNHS Regular Member

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    Honestly. Pure rubbish!

    Xangage, I really wouldn't worry about that if I were you. That statement right there doesn't only prove their unprofessional, but also that they're bluffing.

    Look at the real professional websites; do you see such statement on their website?

    I wouldn't worry. Just don't use their Content to gain a significant amount of advantage over them, credit them, and make sure you aren't harming them in anyway - just as effecting any ranks, or anything else unethical.

    You'll be fine :D
     
  6. rebroker

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    I agree with sowhatever. But, why do an exact copy? Wh:drinking8y not just copy the idea/layout and than re-write some of the copy and change the photos??
     
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    xxmalouinxx Junior Member

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    Like everyone said, they can't sue you. They can send you warning, they can ask you to delete their content, but 99% of time, they will not sue anyone. Pure bull$hit.
     
  8. summertime1

    summertime1 Junior Member

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    They can sue you. Copyright infringement, look it up. Its not even hard to proof and if they are professional, they have their own layer anyway. Do you have your own layer? Guess not. Guess who has to take the costs if this goes to court...
     
  9. faraox

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    Thanks for the info
     
  10. bakxos

    bakxos Regular Member

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    these banners are provided from copyspape (even to visitors..they are backlinks for them).i have it in my sites and they mean absolutely nothing.