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Quoting an Interview Answer from Another Article

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by ray657, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. ray657

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    Let's say someone is rewriting an article. In the original article they quote an answer from an athlete in a press conference.

    Example:

    "I hit the ball really well today", Johnson said.

    Can I copy and paste that into my article since it is a direct quote from a press conference?
     
  2. VijaySEO

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    Yes, just make sure you make it clear that it is a quote and where the source is.
     
  3. MisterF

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    If it's just a single line comment, you'd be fine.

    Quoting paragraphs you'll need to cite the origin of the speech.
     
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    Hi, @ray657. Personally, I won't do that for one technical reason. I don't like to be penalized for plagiarism. Call it an obsessive-compulsive point of view, but I want the articles of my clients to be Copyscape-passed. Unless and until my client says that it's okay to quote direct speeches (usually, they allow this on news articles), we won't do that.
     
  5. Auctoritas

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    It shouldn't be that big of a deal but attribute it just to be sure
     
  6. sadecentpoint

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    Its better not to get your self in any kind of trouble. when you are rewriting then why not rewrite for complete uniqueness so you have peace of mind.
     
  7. nanetto

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    Try to change it a little.. keep the same sense but change a little some words.
     
  8. articlewritingwork

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    Yes. You can do it without any problem.
     
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    If in doubt do not quote him. Rather go for something like "In an interview after the game Johnson said he hit the ball well". Yeah I know the structure is a bit weak but you get the idea ;)