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selling autoblogs on ebay illegal?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by echaz, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. echaz

    echaz Regular Member

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    Hey guys!

    I'm new to the autoblogging topic and would like to know whether selling autoblogs for example on ebay is illegal?
     
  2. fun4uoc

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    How would it possibly be illegal? Are you referring to it being against Ebay's TOS?
     
  3. echaz

    echaz Regular Member

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    I mean in general.. are autoblogs illegal?
    Because as far as i understand you "steal" content from other websites through the rss feeds. (that's what i've done with wordpress and the wp-0-matic plugin)
     
  4. dexterfly

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    Depends on what you gonna tell the person that will buy it. Just say that the site is generated out of content from other sites.
    Alltop.com is a famous site and what they do is to get the feed from thousands of sites and post it there.
     
  5. echaz

    echaz Regular Member

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    ok thanks for the information!
     
  6. the_demon

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    Google steals data from your site... Are you going to sue them or send them to jail?

    eg. metatags and description, images, etc.


    ... Now bear in mind there is a possibility of copyright infringement depending on the degree of content copied.
     
  7. werrich

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    it's not illegal. the key to good autoblogs though is don't take rss from one site only, or it will be a cheap ugly version of someone else's site. have many sources so your site is a collection of "news" from all over. like google news.
     
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    Why ebay especially? Its hard to sell on there....
    You can try DP or Sitepoint, I am sure that you will get better results.
     
  9. netjedi

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    i would agree with otto
    sell em at sitepoint :)
     
  10. LHaskins

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    What makes each autoblog different from others and keeps people coming back is your
    combo of feeds, videos, PLR, and content you create or hire someone to
    do for you. Your still blogging, in the traditional sense, your just doing it much more
    effeciently than your traditional blogger. ;)