Plagiarism and stealing content
contacting me to reuse my articles
These are the things everyone wants to know about Plagiarism and stealing content or contacting me or someone else to reuse my or their articles. So many time will I see this message in my comment approval of my Netcommercial.net WordPress Dashboard; “I want to use your content for my site!” or “I hope it is OK if I use your article for my site?” I am here to set the proper etiquette when wanting to use someones hard work or intellectual property. The excuse of: “Hey I am a non-profit website.” The least one can do is give props where props are due. Don’t worry I will show you the proper etiquette when ‘borrowing’ or using someone Else’s (My) content for ‘fill’. I am not an Attorney just a content Blogger, Business Holder, Patent Holder and Hobbyist. Most of our websites are either monitored by the Owner or someone the Owner has authorized on their behalf to make business decisions in reference to the websites layout, SEO, etc…
With that being stated, when you want to use someone’s content or intellectual property the proper etiquette would be to use their Contact Form. (As spam is so bad if you leave an email on a HTML page) Not a comment on their Blog! Title your Subject Permission to Use? A title that is specific will usually get the proper attention needed to find it’s intended recipient. In the body of text introduce yourself and the exclusive website that you want to place the Owners content. Better yet, use the Content as you desire, before publishing show the Rights Holder a preview for their permission. Do not leave it open ended, most of us care what or where our Website is associated with. Show the Permission holder where you want to place their content and if you do not want to allow them a backlink; show them in your pre-check article credit showing no backlink.
Do you know about Copycat com? That is where you can see if an article is being used currently on the Net. Due to the constant ‘fake’ blogging that goes on for lazy or basically, Plagiarist creeps. There you can check an article to see if your Blogger you are paying to Blog for your site is really writing or stealing intellectual property. I am sure a Cease and Desist order will get their attention. All of my content on Netcommercial.net is original content, as far as I am aware of. In other words, I may go to a comparison or technical shoot out website and learn about a product. The Pro’s and Con’s of some item then I will write a synopsis of what they and three other websites conclusions were. Or a culmination of learning by reading someone Else’s published stuff and then trying it myself and then writing of my experience. However, when credit is due it is shown. Like a University paper or reading a published article from New York Film School. Write in the University or School or researcher who discovered it. By writing a school’s name you are not making a backlink on that page till you .com it or http it, or the likes of. To me; that is writing original content. Cross referencing facts and when including facts where possible to credit whomever discovered those facts.
This why I would rather pass on the Plagiarism and stealing content or trying to contact a website owner to reuse their articles. Another simple way is by stating where you read it and then describing the content, or using cut and paste and using Quote & Unquote text. You have filled your page with what must be boiler plate stuff or unique enough to want to share or diggit or stumbleupon it. Or whatever new Twitter, Facebook, myspace area you want to placed on. I mean, if someone has published an article and you reference it in another article with quote and unquote without tampering with any links installed in it or changing a bit here and there, you should be fine. After all it is published and out there all you are doing is saying here is what this article says quote an unquote. Just keep in mind what your site is and how you are referencing or quoting the ‘others’ content. You should not assume that it is going to be fine to place someones information on a website that is controversial or Adult themed even though that particular article jibes with your particular article. Use some common sense. Or creating a How to website and ripping How to articles for your site.
Maybe it is a good idea when publishing original content you plant or nestle your company name (like I did with http:///www.Netcommercial.net in the above text) in it, so you get the benefit of someone quoting your content, Just a suggestion.
Here is a cool link to probe who is linked to my website software. This tracks backlinks to ones site http://www.wholinks2me.com)
That is it for now on using someone Else’s content, Plagiarism or getting permission from content writers.
I try to stay focused on website commercials or how to make website videos for business. However, I do sometimes get block or busy trying to figure a cool tip or trick but do not have the ‘set’ to show you in video and it may not come across as well in text. As usual if you want to be considered a real organic comment, use the words Plagiarism and stealing content along with your experiences you may be having with someone stealing content or contacting me to reuse my articles on your website.
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