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Is This A Violation of Copyright?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by Trevlaw, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. #1
    I read a plan where the author made a ton
    of money by copying and posting viral articles
    on his blog then running facebook ads to make
    his blog go viral. He said he would give credit to
    the original writer of the article and also link to
    the original article and write an introduction as to
    how he found this great article and why he is
    posting it. But even with all that he is still copying
    and posting the full article. Is that not a violation
    of copyright?
    I saw a similar question and many replies were that
    google will penalize duplicate content. That is not
    an issue here. He is getting traffic from ads. he does
    not need google
    But is it not a copyright violation posting the full article
    even giving full credit and linking to the original?
    SEMrush
     
    Trevlaw, Jul 3, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
  2. 20i Hosting

    20i Hosting Member

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    I think you'd best ask legal professionals - as opposed to a forum - if you want certainty.

    But my (unprofessional) opinion is that even if it's legal, the guy is a <insert negative expletive>. What's more important, money or self respect..? :)
     
    20i Hosting, Jul 3, 2018 IP
  3. Trevlaw

    Trevlaw Banned

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    What concerns me is that he is selling this to others as a
    plan to follow. So others might end up creating copyright
    violations and the fines are no joke. They can run into
    thousands of dollars. I think he has no idea that just because
    you credit where you got an article that does not give
    you the right to copy and post the full article.
     
    Trevlaw, Jul 3, 2018 IP
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    Agent000 Notable Member

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    Of course its a copyright violation!
     
    Agent000, Jul 4, 2018 IP
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    It becomes an issue, I believe, as soon as you start running ads and profiting from it. It doesn't matter if you're giving credit to the author or not.
     
    Andrew141, Jul 5, 2018 IP
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    Rob Whisonant Well-Known Member

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    That would definitely be a copyright violation. The sad part is many people feel this is perfectly OK to do since they give a link to the original article. It's not. I guess they won't mind if I come take their car and put a note in the window, "This car taken from 123 Main St' :) It's the same thing.
     
    Rob Whisonant, Jul 5, 2018 IP
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