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How to track if content is PARTIALLY Copied form another site

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Potzel1, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hi,


    I would like to know if there are any tools where u can paste in an article and it will provide info related to articles that are very similar,

    I know that u can use CopyScope to see if there is an exact match, But I find lot of times pepole take your article and change few words and then its diffrent and wont get picked up by Copy Scope, If there is some tool that can give u a percentage match to your article it would be very useful.


    Please let me know if you know of anything out there.
     
    Potzel1, Oct 11, 2006 IP
  2. gamer

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    you may search some parts of article in google, i don't know any tool.
     
    gamer, Oct 11, 2006 IP
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    #3
    it's incredibly unlikely such a tool exists.

    however, it's also incredibly unlikely that they changed every piece of the article if they're truly just trying to copy your content. don't search for one particular phrase, search for many.

    it may also be possible doing so manually: pick out unique key words you use in your article, as many as you can find that are very unlikely to show up all on another page, and enter that into some search engines.

    apart from that, or people letting you know about content theft, it's going to be tough, if not impossible.
     
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  4. Weirfire

    Weirfire Language Translation Company

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    Google is by far the best tool to use. If it's an online source chances are Google will pick up any excerts.

    You could also try turnitin.com
     
    Weirfire, Oct 11, 2006 IP
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    Pat Gael Banned

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    #5
    This issue has been discussed inside this forum

    Copyscape and quoting words using Google are just two of the techniques finding out plagiarized content, however there was a DP member who provided another useful tool that might serve for this purpose.

    Right now I have not the link though, but have a look back to previous related threads.
     
    Pat Gael, Oct 11, 2006 IP
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    turnitin appears to be for academic environments only. I did not see a purchase option for individuals not associated with a school, college or university.
     
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  7. anbee

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    #7
    Unfortunately, many "writers" and content buyers have a weird view of what plagiarism is.

    I've seen projects posted on sites like elance which specifically ask someone to "rewrite" a book, an ebook, a Web site, a batch of articles, etc. This kind of "rewriting" is plagiarism.

    However, since much of Web content is rewritten in this way, it's hard to track.

    If you're paying someone to write for you, and you're paying $10 or less for it, you must realize that it's been "rewritten", because no one can research and write original material at this price.

    The best way to guard against this kind of copying is to be clear in what you're asking for. Demand original, quality writing, and be willing to pay for it. When the writer sends you the article/ ebook, ask for the sources the writer used, and the email addresses of interview subjects.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers

    Angela
     
    anbee, Oct 12, 2006 IP
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    abdussamad Active Member

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    Yes they can. $10 is a days wage in my part of the planet. And so it is in many many countries around the world.
     
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  9. Weirfire

    Weirfire Language Translation Company

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    This is a very good point Angela. I can only comment on my experience with Copyright laws in the UK but I'm sure that unless a source is over 50 years old, if you use any of the content from the source you must acknowledge that you took it from that source. You must also ask the owners permission if you are taking any sort of extract from their publication.

    I'm really scraping my memory and possibly an expert on these matters would be able to describe it better.

     
    Weirfire, Oct 13, 2006 IP
  10. Potzel1

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    I have to respectfully disagree with you about the amount paid, If you are an honest person then u dont steal content and if u are not it doesnt matter how much u get paid u will still find it easier to steal content from others.
     
    Potzel1, Oct 13, 2006 IP
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    #11
    Have to agree with Potzel. At www.ArticlesandContent.com we have over 60 excellent writers onboard, most have been with us for over a year and we are never compromised with plagiarism. We are absolutely inundated with work. Any offerings can be easily checked for copying. The simplest method is to place full sentences or paragraphs into Google which usually identifies stuff.

    Regards
    JohnT
     
    Wordsmith, Oct 14, 2006 IP
  12. Weirfire

    Weirfire Language Translation Company

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    I think the point that anbee is making is that if you rewrite the content from another source it is actually still plagiarism even if you have the content rewritten. If anyone is an expert on copyright laws it would be great to hear the actual facts concerning this.
     
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    I beg to differ - If there are certain facts about a subject then that can be written in many ways but the facts will always remain the same - that cannot be plagiarism.....

    sentence....
    The President of the USA is George Bush.
    George Bush is the President of the USA.

    JohnT
     
    Wordsmith, Oct 14, 2006 IP
  14. Weirfire

    Weirfire Language Translation Company

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    ok... perhaps it is more concerned with content which has required so many man hours to research... such as science related subjects. Your example is facts which the majority of the country already knows and can adapt their own knowledge to.

    Like I said... it would be good if there was a copyright specialist who could enlighten us with the actual facts.

     
    Weirfire, Oct 16, 2006 IP
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    Well there are many tools out there which can do that.

    the two best ones -

    http://www.copyscape.com
    http://www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker/

    For copyscape, u need to upload the file first. Usually i use blogger to quickly upload...check and then delete!

    Hope this Helps :)


     
    Black_Hand, Oct 16, 2006 IP