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Will we get sue if we spin article from the famous site?

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  1. White Night

    White Night Power Member

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    sorry for my silly question, but will I get sue if I spin article from some famous site like: BBC.com or huffingtonpost.com or michaelbay.com/

    thank you
     
  2. Cratos

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    just cover your ass with private reg. so you don't get sue. You should be good.
     
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    I agree with above, but the thing is, is u spin it and change some words, they can not say anything, as faar as Iknow, but hey Im not an expert only a newbie since 2008..... so maybe someone more experience can answer, but if it was me, and i have several own brands, just go for it...
     
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  4. pastilan

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    i do it all the time and nobody sued me.
     
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  5. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    If its spinned you won't get sued, its the same as rewriting something manually, both aren't plagiarizing.
     
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  6. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It's not a silly question, it's a good question that many people don't ask but they learn the answer to it the hard way.

    Anyway, to answer your question, a blogger can technically sue you for stealing and spinning their content (unless they've attached a creative commons license to the article) the same way they can sue you for pilfering their images, even if you try to claim it as "derivative work" (view my previous posts below for more about image copyright). Although, this doesn't necessarily mean they'll win the case since the only time they can actually become litigious (in the United States) is if they are registered with the U.S Copyright Office. There's also the issue with proving that the spinned content is indeed spinned content from someone else's website. For example, if you've managed to spin the article well enough that it can be distinguished as a unique article from the original, then it would be difficult to prove in court.

    At the end of the day, most bloggers wouldn't go through the effort of searching for spinned copies of their articles so that they could sue the infringer, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
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  7. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    It would cost $x,xxx + to sue someone, even more if they are located in another country.
     
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  8. White Night

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    thank you, I really appreciated
     
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    We have spun hundreds of thousands of articles without any issues over the past few years; I would suppose you are probably safe.
     
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    Spinning an article is basically in Grey Area. It's best to have your ass covered.
    for cratos - Can you explain in detail about what you mean by "private reg." ?
     
  11. cobaltblue87

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    In America, you can sue anyone for anything. Chances are they're not going to bother with you. It simply isn't worth their time.
     
  12. Zwielicht

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    No kidding. :D
    http://www.lawsuit.no/michael_jackson.html