Is it copyright infringement if I sell info. from an info. product but in my own words?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by jsnoodle, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. jsnoodle

    jsnoodle Newbie

    Apr 13, 2008
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    Hi Folks,

    Got a quick question...

    Would I run into any legal copyright infringement problems if I copied the content from an information product that is copyrighted (in a health niche), but then re-wrote it in my own words then sold it? The steps (and techniques for each step) to solving the problem would be the same, but simply in my own writing and in my own product.

  2. CEPI

    CEPI Power Member

    May 15, 2009
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    Business Turn Around & Management Consultant
    Copyrights generally cover concepts that are proprietary as well so yes you would be in violation. However, if it is a non-proprietary concept (eg. Eat fewer calories and exercise 4 days a week) then you should be fine.

    It will all depend on how proprietary and specifically recognizable the material is.

    If you sold a hamburger, fries, drink, and toy in a colorful box and called it a Happiness Meal you'd be getting sued. But call it a Box Fo' Kiddies and you would be fine even though it's the same concept as a Happy Meal from McDonalds.

    So will all depend on the level of proprietary info you have going out in the public.