Blogging - are we allow to copy and paste?

by Spark
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Hi guys,

As i am starting to write a new blog. For the time being i don't have any content to write off so i was wondering whether can i copy and paste from certain post but mention that author name. Is it possible to do this?

My main idea is to look for specify keyword content, copy and post and give some thought about it instead of writing a topic / title for new posts.

Does doing this make my blog illegal? i notice it's not right to copy and paste from a certain source and name it as yours [unless you are talking about spinning the post]

Any blogger can advise on this? Would really appreciate it.
#blogging #copy #paste
  • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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    You can find articles at Ezinearticles, from there you can publish other writer's articles and post them on your blog BUT you can't remove any link from the blog or author name, or anything on the article in that matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spark
    Hi CDawson,

    Thanks for your help on this. So you mean as long as we credit them [by putting their name / links] will be enough to post their articles / posts in our blog?

    That's great! Will be looking for great content and post it on my blog. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Spark
    Hi Markquinn,

    Thanks for the post, will be looking at it.
    Finally that's a guide that show and teach us how to use trackbacks correctly. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author acedalright
    Yes you have to include the affiliate link, but you can nofollow it.

    It's a horrible practice frankly.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Yes you have to include the affiliate link, but you can nofollow it.

        It's a horrible practice frankly.
        It's a totally underhanded practice when you are using material (for free) someone else took the time to research and write and you are too stingy to give them a link for using it. Says a lot about the person doing it - and nothing good.

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        • Profile picture of the author hilltan
          You could always take the articles that they have written, use them for a guid or an idea and then rewrite them into your own unique content.

          You then would not have to give credit for the article or include their affiliate link.
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          • Profile picture of the author aquablue
            Originally Posted by hilltan View Post

            You could always take the articles that they have written, use them for a guid or an idea and then rewrite them into your own unique content.

            You then would not have to give credit for the article or include their affiliate link.
            This happens more often than people care to admit. Rewriting and changing things around is still plagiarism. Put yourself on the other side of that coin. How would you feel if it was done to you? I really,really dislike anyone skunking my work, and I don't do it to anyone else.

            Spark, if you're not yet up to writing your own posts, you could purchase plr content and rewrite that, or just use the bits you want. That way nobody gets mad (and you're legal)
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        • Profile picture of the author Glenn Leader
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          It's a totally underhanded practice when you are using material (for free) someone else took the time to research and write and you are too stingy to give them a link for using it. Says a lot about the person doing it - and nothing good.

          kay

          Right on Kay!
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  • Profile picture of the author Spark
    After looking through the blogging do's and don'ts.

    I intend to do trackback with my comment on my blog will be better as i think it's better to credit people's articles instead of getting the article and 'spin' it for the sake of writing the content.

    Plus trackbacks is something that will help us to get ourself out and more people will take notice of your blog instead of commenting it on the author post.

    Hey markquinn, thanks for your link on the trackbacks. It's does look good to me. Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Spark View Post

      After looking through the blogging do's and don'ts.

      I intend to do trackback with my comment on my blog will be better as i think it's better to credit people's articles instead of getting the article and 'spin' it for the sake of writing the content.

      Plus trackbacks is something that will help us to get ourself out and more people will take notice of your blog instead of commenting it on the author post.
      Cheers!
      Spark - You have chosen to work with class and honesty. That will NEVER be the wrong way to do things. Never listen to anyone who tells you how to cheat - never step on someone else's toes to get ahead and you will build a reputation that will serve you well always. Let us know when you have your blog ready to show off to us. I'd like to see it.
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    Last time I submitted an article to ezinearticles.com that I had also published on my blog they refused it claiming that the articles cannot be a blog post also
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  • Profile picture of the author iwebtopia
    How would I be able to monetize my own blog if I use an article from EZA for blog post on my blog (with author resource box intact)? If someone clicks link in the resource box link, I would imagine that the author of the article would get credit for sale? So how can I monetize blog if I use EZA on my site? I don't have time to write articles right now (or hire anyone due to lack of funds) because of long hours at my day job, but need to start making some money to supplement my income, so can anyone please advise.

    Many thanks,
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    • Profile picture of the author newBum76
      Originally Posted by iwebtopia View Post

      How would I be able to monetize my own blog if I use an article from EZA for blog post on my blog (with author resource box intact)? If someone clicks link in the resource box link, I would imagine that the author of the article would get credit for sale? So how can I monetize blog if I use EZA on my site? I don't have time to write articles right now (or hire anyone due to lack of funds) because of long hours at my day job, but need to start making some money to supplement my income, so can anyone please advise.

      Many thanks,
      That's what I was concerned about......but at the same time, it's pretty rotten to not include their link and just exploit their work for nothing.

      I have an idea I'm going to try out to save on some writing. First I'll write a couple articles on my own for my landing page, then create a linkwheel, but post other people's articles on the pages pointing back to mine. I figure since I'm just using the pages to build links to my landing page, it doesn't really matter if I post other peoples affiliate links on those since those aren't the actual pages I'm trying to rank for......make sense?
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  • Profile picture of the author markshields
    I used to feel the same once upon a time however I found after I read alot of other peoples work writing similar material became easier and was not as time consuming as it first seemed to be
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  • Profile picture of the author Spark
    Hey Terese,

    Thanks for your suggestion on this. For the time being, i will concentrate on posting comments on my blog that it's interesting [Using trackbacks ] since their post is interesting we should give credit to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    John Smith, CEO of XYZ123 inc says "-----" There an example of copy pasting in action. Actually, I prefer to use my own orig content. Make sure if you buy content it passes the copyscape test.
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    • Profile picture of the author ex9to5guy
      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      John Smith, CEO of XYZ123 inc says "-----" There an example of copy pasting in action. Actually, I prefer to use my own orig content. Make sure if you buy content it passes the copyscape test.
      how do you know if it passes copyscape test before you buy it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Spark
    Hey HeySal,

    Thanks for your compliment.

    I agree with you, i think we should credit to people who write the post / articles instead of scraping it and own it.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jerry Reeder
    Many affiliate programs provide content you can use
    on your blog. That will solve your problem

    There are giveaways where you can get articles for
    free. Use those articles if they are within your niche

    They aint best solutions but getting something done
    is far better than wasting your time figuring out what
    to do first.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyNeverSleeps
    Just keep jotting down ideas and thoughts for a couple days. You would be surprised at what you can write when you put your mind and heart into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spark
    Ok, i will just indicated i got the article from this 'blog name' [With the url insert] , then i will start typing my comment on my post. hope this help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Money Maker
    If you want to make money online, you have to think for yourself....the easy way out will not get the job done......you'd be trying to stand on the work of others....and there are copyright laws.
    Did you know that the first person to post an article on a blog or website, with the date posted, owns the rights?......It's not right to steal information....that's my thoughts.....Thanks
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