What happens when someone copies blog contents?

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Let's say, someone is copying someone's blog contents. Does it have any consequences on that blog? Will the blog get penalized for duplicated contents?
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  • Profile picture of the author Leslie B
    When copying content from another site I personally wouldn't worry about duplicate content penalties in Google. What I would be worrying about is the original content owner finding out and sending a request to my hosting to take down my site (which with most hostings mean you could lose your whole account) or that I get into a legal issue for stealing content. Believe me, Google would be the least of your problems.
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    • Profile picture of the author charbrown
      Originally Posted by Leslie B View Post

      When copying content from another site I personally wouldn't worry about duplicate content penalties in Google. What I would be worrying about is the original content owner finding out and sending a request to my hosting to take down my site (which with most hostings mean you could lose your whole account) or that I get into a legal issue for stealing content. Believe me, Google would be the least of your problems.
      So right. I did that to one client who agreed to pay me to write several articles. My confirmation email before I began the job said that the copyright would not transfer to him until I was paid in full.

      He sent me about 1/3 of the agreed to amount, saying the price we had agreed to was too much. Then he posted them on his site.

      After attempting to get paid the full amount, I sent a copy of everything to his host provider and they took down his site until he paid me.
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  • Profile picture of the author l0gic
    Copying someone's content without permission is the epitome of copyright violation. This is a layman's description but as Leslie stated, I'd be much more worried about the content creator seeking recourse than Google penalizing you for duplicate content.
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    • Let's not be coy - are you talking about you using other people's content?
      Do you give a credit/link?
      Did you ask the original blog owner for permission?
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      • Profile picture of the author salegurus
        Originally Posted by The Great Gordino View Post

        Let's not be coy - are you talking about you using other people's content?
        Yes please clarify?

        Originally Posted by The Great Gordino View Post

        Do you give a credit/link?
        That means nothing, it's still stealing...

        Originally Posted by The Great Gordino View Post

        Did you ask the original blog owner for permission?
        Probably not but that would be better than giving credit...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ean Stark
    Daddy google is smarter than you think and yes,the copy cat gets penalised.

    Live your dreams,
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  • You people are misunderstanding.

    I did not say I am going to copy. I am using a site called Atcontent, where my blog articles can be copied and pasted (by others) unless I pay a fee. That is why I am asking.
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  • Profile picture of the author PureSEO101
    they will get penlized
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