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is it illegal to copy articles/news from a site ?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by mike4uuu, Sep 15, 2009.

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    Is it illegal to copy articles/news from a site provided i put a link back or source: from site abc.com ?

    What if i edit the words use in the article / news ?

    Plz advice !
    SEMrush
    thanks
     
    mike4uuu, Sep 15, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Zirkon Kalti

    Zirkon Kalti Well-Known Member

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    You can use an article from a website provided you link back to the article source page.
     
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    oo87 Well-Known Member

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    Like the previous writer said, a link back is necessary as a source credit. However, some news sources will still cite you, such as AP.
     
    oo87, Sep 15, 2009 IP
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    gr8liverpoolfan Notable Member

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    Merely linking back to the source does not allow you to rip articles off.

    Unless and until you have express permission of the source, you shouldn't be copying articles.
     
    gr8liverpoolfan, Sep 15, 2009 IP
  5. wanay11

    wanay11 Peon

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    in paper base, you should mention the origin source (and the author), in internet the most important is linkback. Not only to mention the source, but also to give it a credit for SEO
     
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    Nonny Notable Member

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    No, that is not true. Copying an article without permission is copyright infringement, even if you give a link back to the source.

    You are allowed to take the facts in the article and use those facts to completely rewrite it in your own words.
     
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    oo87 Well-Known Member

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    Oops, I had assumed this is what he had meant to begin with.
     
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  8. mike4uuu

    mike4uuu Active Member

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    i'm talking about news site only ,,,
     
    mike4uuu, Sep 15, 2009 IP
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    So are we, but even with news sites you cannot legally copy articles. You can only use the information to rewrite the stories, and then post a source code somewhere within the article.

    You should also mention where the source came from if you plan on using any direction quotations. For example:

    Do you understand?
     
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    i heard somewhere in this section that u r allowed to post any article from ezine if and only if u keep the original resource box or signature box whatever it is..
     
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    mike4uuu Active Member

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    thanks 0087 for the info .....
     
    mike4uuu, Sep 15, 2009 IP
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    varundbest Active Member

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    Well i think you can rewrite articles as they are in your own words so there is no copyright...
     
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    You need to read the terms and conditions of whatever site is providing the articles. Here is the ezinearticles.com ToS:

    http://ezinearticles.com/terms-of-service.html
     
    Nonny, Sep 15, 2009 IP