Is it Ok? if I copy the parts of my own articles and share it with my list with other 'Pen Name'?

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I want to use the parts of my some valuable articles which are on Ezinearticles right now. Is it Ok if I copy the parts of my own articles and share it with my subscribers list, or use it in short report, with my other pen name?? (I not got my subscribers from those articles).

And, by mistake, my those articles are only on ezinearticles. I mean to say I not published it on my site first by mistake and less knowledge.

And, I don't want to give the credit to my own(original) pen name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Marc
    Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

    I want to use the parts of my some valuable articles which are on Ezinearticles right now. Is it Ok if I copy the parts of my own articles and share it with my subscribers list, or use it in short report, with my other pen name?? (I not got my subscribers from those articles).

    And, by mistake, my those articles are only on ezinearticles. I mean to say I not published it on my site first by mistake and less knowledge.
    You may give credit to your 'original' pen name, if it doesn't defeat your purpose. Like, say you published on EZA with pen name 'nick' and your are addressing your subscribers with pen name 'robi', you can introduce the content like...

    As my good friend nick has observed in xyz article...
    EZA content
    ...so you see...
    More content
    yours,
    robi
    Ken
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    • Profile picture of the author EricBaglio
      I see no reason why not. Just give your pen name credit.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Lengley
        What if I don't want to give credit then?
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        • Profile picture of the author Ken Marc
          Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

          What if I don't want to give credit then?
          Then you should make some creative story, like...

          The other day I was talking to my friend 'nick', and he asked me "(some question here)". IT got me thinking, and I responded him thus, "(a variation of EZA)". Nick was so excited that he incorporated my suggestions in his article he has wrote somewhere (without giving the link, if you prefer).

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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

          What if I don't want to give credit then?
          In theory, what you suggest shouldn't lead to any specific problems, but it's not too difficult to imagine it getting a little complicated. This "short report" you speak of: that's something that some subscriber/recipient might share on a torrent/content-sharing/black-hat site in PDF form, possibly? And that would then leave you with two copies of the same information published online in two different author names? Clearly less than ideal.

          I don't say that EZA will necessarily notice or even care, but it's not something I'd be too comfortable about at all, myself, I have to say. (Especially if one of the names is my own real name).

          And it's not too difficult to envisage other, future complications arising from this, too. It sounds to me like one of those things which "ought to be alright, in principle" but can quite easily produce some unexpected complications, Chris. :confused:

          Do you have to do it this way? It seems unnecessarily complicated. Isn't it possible to use the information as you want either by attributing it to the pen-name, or even just by announcing openly that you wrote it all yourself a while ago but previously published some of it elsewhere under a pen-name? :confused:

          What are you doing with two different names in one niche, anyway?
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          • Profile picture of the author Chris Lengley
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            Do you have to do it this way? It seems unnecessarily complicated. Isn't it possible to use the information as you want either by attributing it to the pen-name, or even just by announcing openly that you wrote it all yourself a while ago but previously published some of it elsewhere under a pen-name? :confused:

            What are you doing with two different names in one niche, anyway?
            Woww Alexa... What a wonderful Idea. Thank you Sooo much.

            And what I am doing with two different names in one niche?

            Actually, I love to do competition with my ownself and never tell my list/customers that the other person is also me. "Some people think that Coke is better than Dew and some people think that Dew is better than Coke." But the people don't realize that in both cases only one MAN is earning.

            By competing with my ownself... I get the subscribers, I dominate the niche, and only I get the prize.

            (I got this tip from my father in business and now trying to apply the actual business tactics here on net. I am new in this internet game. Let's see what happens.)

            Again, Thank you soo much Alexa. You given me a wonderful Idea.
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            • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
              Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

              Actually, I love to do competition with my ownself and never tell my list/customers that the other person is also me. "Some people think that Coke is better than Dew and some people think that Dew is better than Coke." But the people don't realize that in both cases only one MAN is earning.

              By competing with my ownself... I get the subscribers, I dominate the niche, and only I get the prize.
              Interesting idea! I wonder how many other people are doing the same thing???

              The only potential issue I see with copying parts of your own articles is what happens if someone on your list stumbles upon the EZA article? Now they have the same content, from 2 different names, and they have no idea that you're actually both people! Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I'd be afraid that someone would think I ripped off someone else's article and tried to pass it off as my own (and, really, if you're dealing with the same niche, is it really so preposterous to think that someone may do a search on the subject to learn a little more after reading your email and discover the EZA article sitting there?)

              Why not just use the same points from your EZA articles, but re-word them so that they're not verbatim? It really wouldn't take very long (probably only a few minutes), and it saves you from a potential headache later.
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            • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
              Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

              "Some people think that Coke is better than Dew and some people think that Dew is better than Coke." But the people don't realize that in both cases only one MAN is earning.
              Except, of course, that Mountain Dew is a Pepsi product. Maybe you should use a slightly different example.

              Seriously, this idea is strongly suggested by some of the greats; Frank Kern and George Sepich, most frequently. Among other things, competing with yourself allows you to test something risky without losing your entire business if it blows up in your face.

              Case in point: large price hikes. Let's say you've been selling annotated editions of public domain stuff for a few months at $7, and you start wondering if you can sell the same basic thing for $20. Instead of jacking up the prices, start a whole new business under a different banner that sells different titles at $20 instead of $7. If nobody bites, hey, drop it like a bad habit. But if it takes off, just quietly stop publishing $7 stuff and put everything up as $20.

              Risk to your business: zero. And if you successfully jack it up to $20, why not try to push it all the way to $50?
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              • Profile picture of the author Chris Lengley
                Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

                Except, of course, that Mountain Dew is a Pepsi product. Maybe you should use a slightly different example.

                Seriously, this idea is strongly suggested by some of the greats; Frank Kern and George Sepich, most frequently. Among other things, competing with yourself allows you to test something risky without losing your entire business if it blows up in your face.

                Case in point: large price hikes. Let's say you've been selling annotated editions of public domain stuff for a few months at $7, and you start wondering if you can sell the same basic thing for $20. Instead of jacking up the prices, start a whole new business under a different banner that sells different titles at $20 instead of $7. If nobody bites, hey, drop it like a bad habit. But if it takes off, just quietly stop publishing $7 stuff and put everything up as $20.

                Risk to your business: zero. And if you successfully jack it up to $20, why not try to push it all the way to $50?
                Ya I am not good at it. But it's a great example... Valuable.
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  • Profile picture of the author angela99
    Chris, do you really need the pen name? Do you have a specific reason for this persona?

    If you don't, and it sounds as if you might not, since you want to use your own articles, just change the name at Ezine Articles.

    That shouldn't be too difficult.

    Just tell them what you're doing, and ask how you'd do that.

    The online world is all about credibility. You can use your own articles in any way you wish of course, but why bother with a pen name when you want to use your own articles...

    Heaven knows, it's hard enough to promote ONE name, let alone saddle yourself with another persona if you don't have to.

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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Lengley
      Originally Posted by NicoleBeckett View Post

      Interesting idea! I wonder how many other people are doing the same thing???

      The only potential issue I see with copying parts of your own articles is what happens if someone on your list stumbles upon the EZA article? Now they have the same content, from 2 different names, and they have no idea that you're actually both people! Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I'd be afraid that someone would think I ripped off someone else's article and tried to pass it off as my own (and, really, if you're dealing with the same niche, is it really so preposterous to think that someone may do a search on the subject to learn a little more after reading your email and discover the EZA article sitting there?)

      Why not just use the same points from your EZA articles, but re-word them so that they're not verbatim? It really wouldn't take very long (probably only a few minutes), and it saves you from a potential headache later.
      You are saying right. This thing is also coming in my mind but .. actually... just for saving the time I was finding some authentic way to handle this... But this will definitely help me if I reword them. Thank you Nicole. That's a nice tip.

      Originally Posted by angela99 View Post

      Chris, do you really need the pen name? Do you have a specific reason for this persona?

      If you don't, and it sounds as if you might not, since you want to use your own articles, just change the name at Ezine Articles.

      That shouldn't be too difficult.

      Just tell them what you're doing, and ask how you'd do that.

      The online world is all about credibility. You can use your own articles in any way you wish of course, but why bother with a pen name when you want to use your own articles...

      Heaven knows, it's hard enough to promote ONE name, let alone saddle yourself with another persona if you don't have to.

      Angela
      Is it possible to change the name on EZA? (I don't want to change but still you told me something new...).

      Ya you completely right, it's all about credibility. I should be careful about it. Thank you Angela...
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      • Profile picture of the author joseph despariak
        Chris,

        If I understand it, your idea is to re-purpose your own content under a different pen name, likely for the purpose of re-introducing or reinforcing your point or concept in the original articles yet under a different name.

        Actually, this is an excellent and age-old concept in business: For example a company introduces TWO similar products under different brand labels, a canned food manufacturer producing say, canned tomatoes under their own well-known brand and also under the "store" brand.

        What this accomplishes is to allow for multiple choices of the product under two different names, yet the sale (profit) going to the same company for both products.

        This is a practice in business that dates back to the early 1900's where even durable goods manufacturers would introduce TWO products under different labels to compete with each other, one product promoted as superior and more expensive, while the other is promoted as a bargain yet high quality.

        To use your content for the same purpose is not only efficient, it is smart business! I do the same when promoting two products that are similar, I just use the major points and rewrite the article to lean towards the good points of each individual product.

        To achieve the rewriting of articles, I use an online article rewriter (its free open source http://caligonia.com/a2/rewrite.php ) that will help you accomplish this while preserving your original and allow you to rewrite the entire article multiple times in different ways.

        Hope this helps

        Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    I'd say you're ok, as long as you give yourself
    permission... but if you don't give yourself permission,
    they you could get in trouble when you get upset
    with you for not having permission or perhaps not
    giving proper credit.

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  • Profile picture of the author kennykjtan
    Why don't you just re-write the whole thing? Moreover you are the owner of the article and I don't see anything is wrong with not giving that pen name any credit as it is still you. Nobody is going to make any noise about that because it is your article.

    Just an opinion
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