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Using eBook content for website

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bvb, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. bvb

    bvb Regular Member

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    Hello all,

    I was wondering if I could use the content from eBooks with resell rights as website content. Could I copy the eBook content and paste it onto my website?

    This has probably been asked. If so, please point me the right way. Otherwise, please discuss on ways to make money out of this.

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  2. FleshJoe

    FleshJoe Power Member

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    You're asking these questions in a thieves den? LOL

    OK, to actually answer your question: resell rights do NOT give you rights to the content.

    If you have private label rights to the ebook, then it *might* be OK to use the content on a web site. Private label rights mean that you can modify and repurpose the content for a lot of uses (not all, some sellers will restrict you).

    I'm not sure if its OK to post links to wikipedia, and I'll err on the safe side, so just search wikipedia for the definition of 'resale rights', 'master resale rights', and 'private label rights'.

    And you can hit the 'Thanks' button if you like my answer :)
     
  3. bvb

    bvb Regular Member

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    Thanks! :)

    So there's no real way around this. I'm guessing there are barely any eBooks that will allow you to mess with the content.

    Are there any other ways of getting some good content out of similar situations?
     
  4. citizenxs

    citizenxs Newbie

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    Why not? you can also use ebooks to generate traffic via articles if you find stuff that hasn't already been indexed by google. Much easier way to get unique content than trying to do it yourself or outsourcing it.
     
  5. bvb

    bvb Regular Member

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    So you are saying it's OK to copy the content out of the eBook and post it on your website? Is this not against copyright laws or something? If I don't edit the content, just put it out through different means, it it legal?
     
  6. FleshJoe

    FleshJoe Power Member

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    He's saying its OK, and I'm saying it depends on the license you have to the ebook. If its PLR then probably OK, if not then not.

    You get to choose the answer you like most, based on your ethics and what your risk tolerance is :)
     
  7. Vashtai

    Vashtai Junior Member

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    I personally don't give a crap about the original writer's "Intellectual Rights" being infringed upon, but just to protect yourself... Paste it into your website, change up some words.. There must be a 10% difference rule, to protect yourself from Copyright laws, etc.
    To err on the even safer side, take the entire eBook and just write it in your own words. You are then a genius on your topic, even if you know nothing about what you are writing at all.
     
  8. bvb

    bvb Regular Member

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    Is anybody using this method to create content and make money off it? I'm guessing if I took a loan eBook and used that for my primarily content, it could be quite successful.
     
  9. ukescuba

    ukescuba Senior Member

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    check out articlesbase.com as well for tons of articles - dont see why you cant use those for content... :)
     
  10. budhi1976

    budhi1976 Registered Member

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    Yeah I agree, basically you can use anything for your content but be smart, there are at least 2 things you better consider: you should re-write those articles OR you can also copy-paste and then you give the real author credit for the articles, your choice.

    This way you'll be able to avoid being de-indexed for duplicate contents.

    Hope it helps.
     
  11. tukhat

    tukhat Registered Member

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    You can and always rewrite the articles that you found on e-book or article directory with your own word (let say about 80% original and 20% you) to prevent copyright infringements. Respect the author. This way you won't be blacklisted by the SE.
     
  12. madinaz

    madinaz BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    This has worked for me for over a year no problems yet