Copyrighted content in follow up emails?

by arteg
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Hi!

May I use copyrighted content (from ezine article) without mentioning anything about the source in my follow-up emails?

Thank you.
#content #copyrighted #emails #follow
  • Profile picture of the author GlenH
    Short answer is ....NO.

    Do so at your own risk
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  • Profile picture of the author Gavin Stephenson
    You're suppose have a link back to where the article originated.

    The best thing to do is rewrite it.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    I wouldn't do it. Not recommended. Use that article or any article for that matter to rewrite in your own words.
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  • Profile picture of the author lastreporter
    Originally Posted by arteg View Post

    Hi!

    May I use copyrighted content (from ezine article) without mentioning anything about the source in my follow-up emails?

    Thank you.
    Seriously, don't you really know the answer to that one?

    If it was content you created and copyrighted, would you like others using it without permission to earn income off of your hard work?
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    • Profile picture of the author RonGold
      Originally Posted by lastreporter View Post

      Seriously, don't you really know the answer to that one?

      If it was content you created and copyrighted, would you like others using it without permission to earn income off of your hard work?
      This. So much this.

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    • Profile picture of the author arteg
      Originally Posted by lastreporter View Post

      Seriously, don't you really know the answer to that one?

      If it was content you created and copyrighted, would you like others using it without permission to earn income off of your hard work?
      Ok! I agree!

      P.S. My first report I created was stolen twice. Through Google I found that someone put it on his website and also in the blackhatforum. And from that I concluded that my report was good enough
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      • Profile picture of the author Heuristic
        Copyright is copyright, no matter how it is used (web or email).

        Try getting some PLR that you can rewrite into your own words. This is going to add your own personality to the email and, as mentioned above, it will probably convert a lot better for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by arteg View Post

    May I use copyrighted content (from ezine article) without mentioning anything about the source in my follow-up emails?
    Nope ... but you can use articles from the article directory called "Ezine Articles", or from any other article directory, as long as you do so in compliance with their terms of service. (Those will always include "retaining the author's resource-box and link(s) in a clickable form" and "using the entire article without amending, editing or truncating".)

    That's one of the things that article directory articles have been put there for. "Ezine Articles" is called that because it's a source of articles for ezines.

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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    Originally Posted by arteg View Post

    Hi!

    May I use copyrighted content (from ezine article) without mentioning anything about the source in my follow-up emails?

    Thank you.
    If you are using Ezine, always mention the source. In fact, if those are the rules, always include the source because someone did put their hard work and effort into providing you with content that is free.

    Will you get in trouble? Probably not, but you can get in trouble since it is copyrighted content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by arteg View Post

    Hi!

    May I use copyrighted content (from ezine article) without mentioning anything about the source in my follow-up emails?

    Thank you.
    No. Besides, why would you want to? With a little bit of research and adding your own voice to your e-mails you'll have much higher conversions which means more profit in the long run.

    It doesn't make good business sense to steal someone else's hard work. Yes, what you're talking about is stealing and could get you into hot, legal water.

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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    Why not just look for PLR aticles to get ideas and rewrite the content in your own words.

    Don't be lazy and copy somebody else's work if you don't have permission
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexander Mak
    You need to get the writer's consent first and usually the writer will only allow you to do so by keeping his resource box when you quote his article.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi,

    You'll be far better off re-writing that content and making it 100% unique to you.

    You'll then look like an expert and someone who provides real value to their subscribers.

    This will BUILD the long lasting relationships between you and your subscribers
    that can last for months and years to come.

    So well worth spending the time on re-writing them don't you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
    If you are concerned that your email subscribers will object, then you could simply call the person the guest author of the week and providing their linking info under the article. That way, it would make sense that you were linking to another person's site. Though I wonder if maybe you are objecting to using the link as you think they will more likely click through to someone else's site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      You'll be far better off re-writing that content and making it 100% unique to you.
      If you are RE-WRITING someone else's article - it isn't going to be "unique".
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by gcbmark20 View Post

        You'll be far better off re-writing that content and making it 100% unique to you.
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        If you are RE-WRITING someone else's article - it isn't going to be "unique".

        To elaborate on what Kay was saying...

        Technically speaking, my response to you is "100% original", but it is not "100% unique", because my response used many of the same words that you used in your response.
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  • Profile picture of the author djginter
    Copyright stuff is a brutal line to dance on. I had a friend that got sued and it caused him great stress. Beware!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Originally Posted by arteg View Post

    Hi!

    May I use copyrighted content (from ezine article) without mentioning anything about the source in my follow-up emails?

    Thank you.

    Seriously? I think you know the answer to that one. Everyone knows the answer to that one. And if you thought otherwise, what made you think this would be okay?
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  • Profile picture of the author richgerald
    it is highly unlikely you would get caught, but what you are doing constitutes copyright infringement.

    The owner of the material has the sole right to publish that content and you have no rights to it without a license.

    Having said that, it is very difficult to prove unless that person sees what you are doing, they then have to start an action against you which is costly and you probably don't have much cash to sue for since you are asking this question (no offense).

    Why don't you just add some commentary to it or modify it in a way to make is a new "work". You'll sleep better.
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