Is rewriting articles = plagiarism?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bookmarc, May 18, 2017.

  1. bookmarc

    bookmarc Senior Member

    Jul 11, 2009
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    Hi guys,

    Is rewriting articles = plagiarism?

    Note: my major income from adsense.

    The subject i write on is ancient knowledge. with countless research material both online and offline. my site was published between 3 to 7 years ago.

    I check and recheck for plagiarism, using 2 different tools and then also manual checks.

    I got a sort of - kind of threatening email which says "It is pretty obvious your section was built by re-writing / plagiarizing my copyright protected material" and ends with "I prefer to make a deal, which may improve your bottom line as well, by becoming an affiliate or a reseller."

    What next? what kind of reply should i give? should i ask other experts on google webmaster or write to adsense also?

    Thanks guys,
  2. Zatoichi

    Zatoichi Junior Member

    Nov 10, 2015
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    Seems to me this guy is offering a way for you to make more money by being an affiliate for him (his products).

    In your place I would ask for more details on the affiliate program he has in mind. He doesn't seem to want to put DMCA claims against you or some other complaining actions. Instead he sees it as an opportunity to earn more money.

    I think you are dealing with some really smart guy here. And don't panic. Ask him for more info and say that you are interested in his proposal.
  3. MisterF

    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Nov 29, 2009
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    Tell him to fuck off, if he starts trying to scare you.

    Think back to the first person who wrote a recipe for Prawn Bhuna... Does that mean every other recipe since is in breach of copyright?

    I see it weekly when some gurutard does a 20k word page on their blog about how they create and sell affiliate sites and it's the same crap that's been rehashed time and time again.

    As long as it's not a blatant copy with just a word here and there switched, there's not a lot they can do.