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Currently rebuilding my website and I am considering putting some articles from other authority sites obviously stating source of information and linking back, I used to do this with an old site that I had but had a plugin which I used.
Just wondering if there are still any plugins for this or do you use other methods?
By the way this will not be the main part of my site the rest will be original content

Thanks

Brett
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Reposting complete articles from other sites without permission, credit and linkback or not, is still a copyright violation. It's okay to post a small excerpt, with proper attribution, along with your commentary and a link to the full article.

    I hope nobody trots out that old idea that the original source should be happy for the exposure. That may have been true back in the days that every link, no matter how worthless, was worth having. That's no longer the case.

    As for plugins, I've never tried one that wasn't more work than it was worth.
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    I don't know why you would need a plugin for this. Simply enter a few keywords into Google or Bing and you should find some articles you are looking for. The other option I am familiar with is setting up and RSS feed or setting up a page with a Yahoo or Google feed using plugins from here....

    I don't wish to get into the content curation debate at this time. Only to say that publications like the Huffington Post and Business Insider thrive on this model. I am not aware of what their arranges are with other the publications.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Look into wprobot

    I do not use it so I do not know how it works, but someone i knew a while back was using it with some success (so he claimed)

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  • Profile picture of the author mostCPA
    With using plugin that mention the source, I do think that's not a copyright violation
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Originally Posted by mostCPA View Post

      With using plugin that mention the source, I do think that's not a copyright violation

      The only way this would not be a copyright infringement is if the plugin only drew from articles where the author had given previous permission to reprint the articles. Otherwise, simply mentioning the source is not sufficient to justify using other people's content.

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Most Business Insider articles are extremely thin content, large images, short paragraphs scattered around the page, ads everywhere, related internal pages, large images from related internal pages.

    Mostly filler.
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  • Profile picture of the author BRETTBrtsk
    Just to clarify this was just a section to bring snippets of current information from news sites not from other peoples blogs which if I used there articles it would be with there consent. Curation is used across the web, hence why we have share buttons and RSS feeds on the majority of sites. I personally believe the majority of any site should be unique content but discussing current news is also acceptable done in the appropriate manner
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by BRETTBrtsk View Post

      Just to clarify this was just a section to bring snippets of current information from news sites not from other peoples blogs which if I used there articles it would be with there consent. Curation is used across the web, hence why we have share buttons and RSS feeds on the majority of sites. I personally believe the majority of any site should be unique content but discussing current news is also acceptable done in the appropriate manner
      Curation is not the same thing as clicking a share button or reading an RSS feed. Even with news sites, you should check the TOS -- many of them make money by selling reprint permission.

      RSS was never meant to be an accessory for scraping tools. It was intended to be used to bring content into personal readers.

      Scraping and republishing an RSS feed is almost the same as copying an image because it's available to the public.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        Curation is not the same thing as clicking a share button or reading an RSS feed. Even with news sites, you should check the TOS -- many of them make money by selling reprint permission.

        RSS was never meant to be an accessory for scraping tools. It was intended to be used to bring content into personal readers.

        Scraping and republishing an RSS feed is almost the same as copying an image because it's available to the public.
        I disagree. When Netscape created RSS it was intended for the purpose of syndicating content from one website to another. I also disagree with RSS being like copying an image. Because of the real purpose of RSS, having an RSS button can be considered "implied consent" IMO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Originally Posted by BRETTBrtsk View Post

      . . . discussing current news is also acceptable done in the appropriate manner

      Brett,

      "Discussing current news" on your web site is very much different than your original post which said you were rebuilding your web site and "I am considering putting some articles from other authority sites . . ." onto your site.

      Certainly you can discuss current news and even use small snippets of other people's content as topics for your own opinions, analysis, or evaluation. That's what curation really is.

      But your original post talked about plugins that bring entire articles into your web site for posting on your server. Sadly, many people don't really know the difference between true curation and infringing on other people's copyright protection.

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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    This issue is not whether you like the content on Business Insider. It's whether content curation is a viable option.

    I use a plugin that's no longer supported (Simple Google News). Still works fine. Here's a list of some plugins that do something similar...
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      This won't end well.
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