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Is it illegal to copy and spin content with WordAI?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by davids355, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think a similar thing may have been asked recently, but I can't remember where.

    i use wordAI quite a lot for making unique content from scraped articles and so on.

    I normally use it for spammy sites or tier2/3 etc. But recently I was asked about making unique content for HQ projects - the plan bring:

    1.scrape an article
    2.run it through wordAI to make it unique
    3.proof read it so it reads well.

    on these projects I don't really want to break the law, so just wondering if it's legal or not - I'm sort of thinking that it wouldn't be illegal to print, annotate and re-write an article would it? And I'm sort of doing that, but using tools to expedite the process.

    but having said that, I once painted a celebrity from a photograph taking by Getty images, and was told by them that even my reproduction was still infringing on their copyright because I had based it on their photograph, so maybe it's the same here?

    interested to hear others comments?
     
  2. martyyyy

    martyyyy Regular Member

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    people copy shit everyday as long as it isn't your money site who cares.
     
  3. Meloman

    Meloman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wow I am planning on doing the same thing, you must have read my mind, only difference is I plan on doing it for 4 sites and compile 100 articles for each site so I can post 2 articles everyday for 2 months once I launch the site. Then do some SEO work and see how it goes.

    Back to the topic, what you are speaking of is not illegal.
     
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    ziplack Senior Member

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    it really depens on the source
    stay safer and scrape articles from article directories
    everybody does that
     
  5. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Unfortunately I am now talking about a money site.
    but it will be 100% copyscape passed from wordAI AND it's going to be proof read by client.

    Thanks

    True, I'm thinking of scraping from more prominent sources though, like the competition:)
     
  6. SaulGoodman

    SaulGoodman Registered Member

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    I wouldn't worry to much about copyright, as long as you don't copy/rewrite articles from sites in very small niches...

    Imho its very unlikely to get sued for (c) infringement when using spun articles :)
    As long as your articles are 90%+ unique and pass copyscape, there is almost no way of finding the "copy" via Google or any other anti-plagiarism tool/service..

    Most people are also not aware of the fact that content spinning exists ;)
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Who better to answer my legal query!!!
    thanks :/)
     
  8. PhilipZeplin

    PhilipZeplin Newbie

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    It's a bit of a weird grey area, law wise.
    That said, I could see someone making a legitimate case for violating copyright, as well as for plagiarized content. Technically, this would probably hold up in court.
    (copyright law happens to be something I know a bit about, as my main day job is in Design, an industry plagued with copyright violations)

    That said, it depends on a lot of circumstances, and not least what countries we're talking about.

    In reality though... is this likely? No. I've never heard of anyone being sued over spun content, nor do I find it likely that I'll hear about it in the near future.
    I wouldn't imagine something like this becoming a problem, unless you essentially build a moneysite around mass-copying/spinning other peoples writings (for instance, a news site that purely functioned on spinning news articles from another site), where eventually other sites might get a little pissed off.

    Is it illegal? Technically, probably yes.
    Is it likely to get you in trouble? No more so than downloading an illegal MP3 file, in my opinion.
     
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  9. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks for the comprehensive answer. That makes good sense.