PLR Ebook "Giveaway rights"

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I have a question and I don't exactly know where to ask this.

If you are checking out a plr ebook and you see "no giveaway rights" - does that mean I cannot offer that as an incentive for adding themselves to my mailing list on a squeeze page?

If that is the case, why make than stipulation (cant give it away as a free incentive) but you can make money off it? That doesn't make sense to me
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  • Profile picture of the author john01a
    I can't really give a proper answer without seeing all the terms of the PLR license.

    But, if one of the terms of the PLR license just said, "No Give Away Rights" and that was the only term that makes any reference to "giving away"... I'd say it's way too ambiguous and you should contact the person who created that PLR eBook for further clarification.

    I've seen a lot of PLR licenses that doesn't allow the holder of the PLR product, to give away the product outright, but does allow them to give it away to their list. Normally, those licenses will actually make that very clear. It's most likely because those product creators know that a lot of people buy PLR products to give to their list.

    If the PLR license that you have, doesn't make any reference to being allowed to give away the product to your list and doesn't allow you "give away rights"... then it could mean that the PLR eBook is not allowed to be given away for free... not even to your list.

    But, it's far too ambiguous and it's probably best to contact the product creator.
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  • Profile picture of the author redstanford
    here are the details. I will try to contact them anyways



    Reseller Tools
    • Includes Sales Page - No
    • Includes Download Page - No
    • Other Included Pages - None
    • Notable Reseller Extras - None
    Distribution Rights
    • Resale Rights - Yes
    • Master Resale Rights - Yes
    • Private Label Rights - Yes
    • Giveaway Rights - No
    • Offered as a Bonus - Yes
    • Full Product Copyrights - Yes
    • Full Graphic Copyrights - Yes
    • May Modify Product - Yes
    • Packaged with Other Products - Yes
    • Added to Paid Membership Websites - Yes
    • Added to Free Membership Websites - No
    • May Publish Offline - Yes
    • May Sell on Auction Websites - Yes
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    • Profile picture of the author john01a
      Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

      here are the details. I will try to contact them anyways

      Reseller Tools
      • Includes Sales Page - No
      • Includes Download Page - No
      • Other Included Pages - None
      • Notable Reseller Extras - None
      Distribution Rights
      • Resale Rights - Yes
      • Master Resale Rights - Yes
      • Private Label Rights - Yes
      • Giveaway Rights - No
      • Offered as a Bonus - Yes
      • Full Product Copyrights - Yes
      • Full Graphic Copyrights - Yes
      • May Modify Product - Yes
      • Packaged with Other Products - Yes
      • Added to Paid Membership Websites - Yes
      • Added to Free Membership Websites - No
      • May Publish Offline - Yes
      • May Sell on Auction Websites - Yes
      Given the wording of the license, I'd say you're not allowed to give away the eBook, not even to your list.

      The wording of the PLR license is... well, to be blunt, bad.

      Since nothing in the license suggests any exceptions to the "give away rights - No" term, it seems like it would make sense to assume a wide interpretation of "giving away." In other words, you can't give it away at all, not even to your list.

      It seems like you can only use the eBook as a bonus or sell it. You can't give it away.

      So, if you planned on giving the eBook away to your list... it's probably best to find another PLR eBook. There's loads of PLR eBooks out there that allow you to give away the eBooks to your list. So, it's probably best to just find a different PLR eBook.
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    • Profile picture of the author SKULL
      Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

      here are the details. I will try to contact them anyways



      Reseller Tools
      • Includes Sales Page - No
      • Includes Download Page - No
      • Other Included Pages - None
      • Notable Reseller Extras - None
      Distribution Rights
      • Resale Rights - Yes
      • Master Resale Rights - Yes
      • Private Label Rights - Yes
      • Giveaway Rights - No
      • Offered as a Bonus - Yes
      • Full Product Copyrights - Yes
      • Full Graphic Copyrights - Yes
      • May Modify Product - Yes
      • Packaged with Other Products - Yes
      • Added to Paid Membership Websites - Yes
      • Added to Free Membership Websites - No
      • May Publish Offline - Yes
      • May Sell on Auction Websites - Yes
      To me it looks like you are allowed to do more aless anything with the PLR Ebook but give it away, meaning not even to your mail list or anyone.

      Kinda strange you get resell rights but you do not get a sales or download page with it,
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Most PLR is vague and generic anyway.

        My opinion on PLR is to use it as a Article/ebook starter. Meaning, take the idea, that is vague and generic anyway, re-write, make it complete and there you have it, it is all yours do with it what you will

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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Mortimer
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    I have a question and I don't exactly know where to ask this.

    If you are checking out a plr ebook and you see "no giveaway rights" - does that mean I cannot offer that as an incentive for adding themselves to my mailing list on a squeeze page?

    If that is the case, why make than stipulation (cant give it away as a free incentive) but you can make money off it? That doesn't make sense to me
    You can't offer such a product as a free report. You can't use it on a squeeze page.
    You have to charge for it.

    However, the best thing to do is learn the techniques listed. (There's no copyright on ideas).
    Record them and make your own MP3 product (don't just read the PDF, unless you have asked the originator's permission). But, an MP3 product has higher perceived value, plus people have to listen right through, therefore they get better results.

    Thanks,

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  • Profile picture of the author Martinsee
    You have no authorized to GIVE it away even to your list.
    You have to resell it. or set up membership site to give (Yes,membership is required $$)
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    You can give it as part of the bonuses on paid purchase of your product.
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  • Profile picture of the author adsassist
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    I have a question and I don't exactly know where to ask this.

    If you are checking out a plr ebook and you see "no giveaway rights" - does that mean I cannot offer that as an incentive for adding themselves to my mailing list on a squeeze page?

    If that is the case, why make than stipulation (cant give it away as a free incentive) but you can make money off it? That doesn't make sense to me
    In simple terms. You have to charge a fee to give it away.

    It can be a free gift in a paid membership.

    Can be a free bonus with a paid product.

    There has to be some sort of fee charged with the product.

    If they paid for a product and they signed up to a list for that paid product, you can give it for free in that list and only that list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian Armstrong
    If I give away an ebook that Does have giveaway rights. Do I have to include the license terms with the giveaway?
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    • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
      Originally Posted by Ian Armstrong View Post

      If I give away an ebook that Does have giveaway rights. Do I have to include the license terms with the giveaway?
      If you're giving away plr or resale rights, yes.

      If you're using it as a free offer and not allowed to pass on rights, then it Should contain proper copywrite instructions inside and not require any additional mention of rights, since recipients aren't assuming any rights upon receipt. I hope that made sense.


      To OP: do a little research and rewrite the plr. Now its your own product and you can give it away or sell it as you please.
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      • Profile picture of the author asc
        Originally Posted by Victor Edson View Post

        If you're giving away plr or resale rights, yes.

        If you're using it as a free offer and not allowed to pass on rights, then it Should contain proper copywrite instructions inside and not require any additional mention of rights, since recipients aren't assuming any rights upon receipt. I hope that made sense.


        To OP: do a little research and rewrite the plr. Now its your own product and you can give it away or sell it as you please.
        Any advice as to how much changing or rewriting might be required on a product that is complete and reads well? The whole point for me in looking for plr is to avoid doing the groundwork of research and writing...but if it were acceptable for simple retweaks etc, and after all it is only something that would be getting emailed to people for enticing to sign up to a list, rather than being used as actual content for a website (if that even makes a difference...).

        Any thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author gregdavidson727
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    I have a question and I don't exactly know where to ask this.

    If you are checking out a plr ebook and you see "no giveaway rights" - does that mean I cannot offer that as an incentive for adding themselves to my mailing list on a squeeze page?

    If that is the case, why make than stipulation (cant give it away as a free incentive) but you can make money off it? That doesn't make sense to me
    You shouldn't but I don't believe any PLR authors will take legal action against you. A PLR ebook is made to be sold once by the author. After that it's in the hands of the resellers.
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  • Profile picture of the author alodie
    Hello Redstanford,

    "If that is the case, why make than stipulation (cant
    give it away as a free incentive) but you can make
    money off it? That doesn't make sense to me "

    Whatever you do, please make sure that you get a full
    explanation regarding the license of that product.

    Recently, I learned of another internet marketer who
    gt into some serious problems because of this same
    issue.

    What was most troubling was that the owner of the
    product was not just satisfied that the marketer was
    more than willing to immediately correct the mistake.

    That owner was hell bent on taking the marketer to
    court.

    I could hardly believe my eyes and ears.

    To tell you the truth, it frightened the life
    out of me.

    You cannot be too careful these days,
    when using other people's products.

    So yes, make sure that you get very clear
    directives as to what you can and cannot do
    with the product.

    Save yourself some unnecessary headache
    and heartache

    Just my 2 cents on the matter.

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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    usually with plr you are free to do what you want with it seems odd that there us is no giveaway rights.

    I would definitely check more into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post


    If that is the case, why make than stipulation (cant give it away as a free incentive) but you can make money off it? That doesn't make sense to me
    The reason for not allowing giveaway rights is to protect the value of the content for the buyers. If it can be given away, it doesn't take long before it's everywhere and it soon becomes worthless as a product.
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