PLR Ebook Being Given Away With MRR Rights

by Gary Ning Lo 11 replies
Hi Guys,

Got a serious issue.

2 Months ago, i was selling an ebook(with PLR rights) on one of my weight loss sites.

1 week ago, i saw the same ebook (apart from the author all the contents were identical) being given away as a free gift with MRR rights on another site. I contacted the seller (let's call him seller A) and it seems that he downloaded this ebook from a forum with MRR rights. (let's call the seller giving away the ebook as a free gift with MRR rights on the forum seller B)

So to summarize, I was selling an ebook with PLR rights and seller B put his name as the author and he's giving it away with MRR rights. Then seller A downloaded the ebook and he's also giving it away as a FREE gift with MRR rights.

I asked seller A to stop giving away the product as a free gift but as he got the product with MRR rights and due to me not being the "author", i can't really force him to do so.

As this ever happened to someone else?

Can someone please guide me possible actions i can take for above situation?

Thanks in advance,

~Gary
#main internet marketing discussion forum #ebook #mrr #plr #rights
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    any feedback would be greatly appreciated
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  • Profile picture of the author masterjani
    You just ask the forum where he downloaded the book to delete the links,Some forums require DMCA policy so,Send all required documents they will remove it and send a message to say seller A as well.Don't fight with him directly.As this will not give any help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Seller A told be that he does not remember on which forum he downloaded the ebook...

    So I can't really force him to stop giving away the ebook with MRR:S
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      What did your original license say? If you sold it to A with PLR rights and no specific prohibition on giving it away, you have no right to say anything about how A is selling to B or how B is selling to C.
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    • Profile picture of the author edlewis
      What rights did you grant when you sold PLR?

      Despite what some people seem to think...there is NO universal definition of what PLR actually is.

      It's not like it's a legal term.

      Some sell what they call PLR that allows the buyer to label the product as their own and re-sell it...or keep it the same and re-sell it. They just don't let you re-sell PLR to that content.

      However, when other authors sell what they call PLR...it basically gives the buyer freedom to do anything with the content.

      When PLR first started becoming really popular online in the IM market, this is the definition most sellers were using.

      However, selling those rights often resulted in the product becoming completely de-valued in a matter of days...if not hours.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
      Originally Posted by garytsang View Post

      Seller A told be that he does not remember on which forum he downloaded the ebook...

      So I can't really force him to stop giving away the ebook with MRR:S
      Due to above situation, i can't stop neither seller A nor seller B from giving away the product as MRR
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Baker
    If you could be so kind as to list the rights you had in the license, we may be able to help you further.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Here's the PLR rights:

    [YES] Personal use
    [YES] Publish on websites as content
    [YES] Can edit, extract, change the content
    [YES] You can put your name as the author
    [YES] Use the graphics on your websites
    [YES] Can be compiled into an eBook
    [YES] Can use it as content for your newsletter to be given away
    [YES] Can be packaged with other products
    [YES] Can resell the articles as a product
    [YES] Modify the graphics
    [NO] Pass on Resell Rights/Private Label Rights/Source code
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Baker
      Originally Posted by garytsang View Post

      Here's the PLR rights:

      [YES] Personal use
      [YES] Publish on websites as content
      [YES] Can edit, extract, change the content
      [YES] You can put your name as the author
      [YES] Use the graphics on your websites
      [YES] Can be compiled into an eBook
      [YES] Can use it as content for your newsletter to be given away
      [YES] Can be packaged with other products
      [YES] Can resell the articles as a product
      [YES] Modify the graphics
      [NO] Pass on Resell Rights/Private Label Rights/Source code
      Then you need to contact the person who sold it with MRR and ask them to stop selling it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Baker
    You can show Seller A your product that matches the one he has already and ask him to stop selling it/giving it away.

    If he only got it recently from Seller B, then he will some history of where he got it from in his browser history. I'm sure if Seller A tried he could find the name of the forum for you. Ask him again nicely to try a little harder to remember the forum name, and then remind him to look in his browser history to see if can find it there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    ok i'll try to show some proof to seller A.

    Thanks alot for your help guys

    I got a last question.

    If i ever manage to find out who seller B is (the one who did not respect the PLR rights) i guess that i should be able to force him to stop selling the product. But can i sue him in some way?
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