1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Website with copied content, can be legal?

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by trendfol, Mar 13, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. trendfol

    trendfol Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    14
    Hello,

    Would like to know if I can have an website with copied content from another website, and how can it be legal. Linking to the article source would be legal?

    Thank you
     
  2. nitoos

    nitoos Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2015
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    Yes, just put the source of website.
     
  3. artemis42

    artemis42 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    84
    Occupation:
    Self-employed
    It will be legal. I doubt people would mind. Just make sure the content is not all copied as that'll get flagged quickly for plagiarism. Research on how to do it on the forums, even though personally I would not do it.
     
  4. trendfol

    trendfol Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    14
    The objective is not to rank in SE, or make money with that articles it is just to populate the website with usefull information (the articles that I will monetize will be written by me).
    The articles will be interelly copied, but I don't want to violate any rights, so what I have to do is write in the end of all articles: Article copied from http://www.xxxxxxxxxxxx.com?
     
  5. Peter Ngo

    Peter Ngo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    2,108
    Likes Received:
    1,713
    Occupation:
    I browse BHW for a living
    Location:
    The Internet
    What the hell, it is NOT legal even if you link it to the source. You gurus should do some proper research before advising others.

    You will need the permission from the original owner to use their content copied pasted in your website.

    Your best bet is host ur website offshore, and do whatever you want.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Bengr86

    Bengr86 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    Don't copy content, you'll just get marked as a plagiarizer. Black marks on your website are never good.

    I know that the Articoolo article rewriter works pretty decently for me, rewriting 500 words in a couple of minutes, and then about 10 minutes or so of editing and proofreading on my part, and I never get hit with plagiarizing charges.
     
  7. living2xl

    living2xl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    367
    Occupation:
    Sippin dat juice - Shout it louder!
    Location:
    Not sleeping!
    Home Page:
    I don't think it'll be legal.
    If it'll be legal then, you'll not successful in ranking your site up. Because your site will be treated as a cheated site. You can use spinners to spin content in a unique content. Why you are going to take a risk!
     
  8. koliman

    koliman Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2013
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Greece
    Spend 10-20 minutes to write a unique paragrafh for the article and a couple of setences at the end. E-mail the owner of the content and ask them if you can share their content and images (if you want) if they say yes put a link at the bottom of the article with the source of the article. Then you can ask them if they can share your site with their readers and win a backlink.
     
  9. tompots

    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    4,371
    Likes Received:
    3,964
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Full Time Bot Developer
    Location:
    Automation Alternatives
    Home Page:
    Make sure your spinning the content before you use it, and make sure it passes copyscrape.
     
  10. okazaki

    okazaki Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    362
    Home Page:
    Yes illegal but you need to put the source of article
     
  11. ceniicr7

    ceniicr7 Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2015
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    13
    when rewrite content should i add source or not ?
     
  12. Bleght

    Bleght BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    170
    It actually depends. Some websites do allow "re-blogging" but they are few and far between. Something you could do, is copy the first few paragraphs of an article and then link to the source especially if they have an RSS feed with long enough excerpts, because you could easily claim that copying from the RSS feed is not copyright infringement because it is meant for public syndication. But you will have parts of articles, not full articles. Off shore hosting will probably be easier.
     
  13. joevplan

    joevplan Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Rain Maker
    Location:
    CCCP
    As long as you don't sell anything on the website where you put someone else's content you will be ok, all what can happen owner of an article or your Hoster will contact you to remove page with copied content.
     
  14. yungsat

    yungsat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2016
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    15
    If you want to abide by the rules then you should ask for permission from the owners of the article and they will advise you on how to go about copying the content. Otherwise if you don't mind just spin/rewrite the articles and make sure they pass copyscape you will be safe.
     
  15. Jormungand

    Jormungand Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Advertiser Sales Manager at Adcash
    Location:
    Tallinn & Sofia
    It won't be totally legal unless you get a permission from the sites you get the content from. Some websites specifically mention that getting their content even with giving references are not accepted. This can create legal problems. Read their privacy policy if you want to keep yourself legally safe.
     
  16. kickthat

    kickthat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    507
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    It is definitely not legal just because you link to the source. The real issue is whether any of the sources you take content from are going to find it or care enough to challenge you over it.
    I would suspect that in most cases if the original source has an issue you will get a request to remove it or a warning over it before any legal issues arise, so I wouldn't stress too much over a lawsuit. It's always going to be easier for them to issue a cease and desist before taking expensive legal action.

    However, it certainly is possible that some bigger guys might take more aggressive action - if they ever do come across it.
     
  17. bossofthebosses

    bossofthebosses Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2015
    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    275
    According to the DMCA Act, u put a link or put the name or resource whatever, if u do not get written permission from the respective author, it is illegal.
     
  18. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    4,121
    Likes Received:
    55,853
    NOTE: The Copywriting & Sales Persuasion section is for questions and discussion around the topic of Copywriting - NOT Copyrighting. There is a difference. CopyWRITING is the art/science of writing words designed to entice people into buying your product or service, whereas, CopyRIGHTING is all about protecting ones intellectual property.

    With the above-mentioned in mind, I am now closing this thread. I hope that I have clarified the difference between the two.

    Thank You - "Wiz"
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.