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Can I use Scraped Content Found via web.archive?

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Vineet Gupta, May 27, 2017.

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    While searching for Expired Domains & looking at its history via web.archive.org I see some expired domains still have content on it.
    When I check that content on google, its deindexed from there. In Plagrism checking tools also it shows 90%-95% unique.

    **Questions:**
    1) Can I use such content?
    2) If Yes, where? (Own Blog? Guest Blog? PBN? Web 2.0?, etc.??)
    3) Can there be any copyright issues?
    SEMrush
    Thanks in advance
     
    Vineet Gupta, May 27, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. hoadongtien

    hoadongtien Greenhorn

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    I think it does not matter. However much of this information is outdated, it will be of little value to the reader.
     
    hoadongtien, May 29, 2017 IP
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    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    The content has been developed by someone who still owns the copyright to it. Just because a website is expired does not mean that the author has lost ownership of the copyright. Here's an example: if a book is no longer being actively published can you blatantly use excerpts from it as your own? Of course not as the copyright is still owned by the original author. It is no different with an inactive website. In fact, you did find it online in the archives which is proof of the original ownership of the content should the owner want to go after you for using his content. Developing your own content is the best way to go.
     
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    LilibethSantos Greenhorn

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    If the owner finds out, they can definitely take legal action against you. You may also be in hot water with Google Adsense or other advertisers if they detect that you are using plagiarized content. If you register their old domain and take their archived content, they may also send a report to your registrar. Do so at your own risk.
     
    LilibethSantos, May 30, 2017 IP
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    There is no shortcut, to get indexed in google, you will need to write your own and work hard for that.
     
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    archivarix Peon

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    1) Yes - you can download it and use, but...
    2) It is better to use it on expired domains, free blog platform etc. It must be cheap or free. Do not try to use it on some expensive sites.
    3) Yes - 99% previous owners never know about it. 1% will write abuse. It is nothing serious - you just need to delete content. I have private blog network for seo whit recreated domains, and I know how does it works.
     
    archivarix, Oct 12, 2017 at 6:59 AM IP
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    billzo Well-Known Member

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    No, you cannot use it and yes, there are copyright issues. Copyright does not die if the website goes offline. Someone digging through dead website archives looking for content to use is pretty desperate.
     
    billzo, Oct 15, 2017 at 1:11 PM IP
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