Do you copy other content on the web?

@wolveren (1569)
Cebu, Philippines
November 6, 2008 12:11am CST
Hey guys, I placed this discussion on here because I feel it's still under the making money online thingy. I've heard about this plagarize thing. It means when you copy another content on the web and put it on your own site, blog or whatever write up online you have. There have been a lot of cases about these online, thousands of them actually. Same content all over the web. Some of the get paid to write sites have a rule about plagarizing content. But my question is... Is it plagarizing if you copy your own content on some site you have onto another site you are also a member of? I mean it can't be too criminal if you just copied your own stuff? For instance, I made a review about a product on Ciao, and is it plagarizing if I copied that same content onto my own account on ReviewStream? Or I copied my own blog in blogspot to another blog site? What are your views on this thing? Cheers! Happy MyLotting!!!
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6 responses
@paid2write (5202)
6 Nov 08
If you submit exactly the same review to ReviewStream it will be rejected because they don't accept any previously published reviews, and they don't allow you to republish any review that has appeared on their site. Even if you publish your own review on your own blog it will be picked up by ReviewStream. Some writing sites will reject anything that is already on the internet, others will accept it only if the first site does not hold exclusive rights. You really need to read the terms and conditions of each site before submitting. You can of course post your own content on several blogs, but search engines will place the original site highest in search results. Seach engines pick up new content more easily and will give lower ranking to pages with duplicate content.
@wolveren (1569)
• Cebu, Philippines
6 Nov 08
Oh thanks for the great advise. But would it pass if I rewrote the whole thing so they can't find any similarities (besides the name of the product) and still would be an original write up of the same story?. Associated Content on the other hand has different rules on rights of the content. they allow similarities and syndication of the copy from anywhere else but the pay would be slightly different. You also have the option to give Associated Content full rights of the write up and that you have not published it or any similarities elsewhere.
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6 Nov 08
I think when you rewrite your own reviews and articles there is no problem. You should get paid for submitting original work, even if you have previously written on the same topic or reviewed the same item.
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@wolveren (1569)
• Cebu, Philippines
6 Nov 08
Oh thanks. I guess there's only one way to find out. I'll rewrite the whole thing and see how it goes. Cool!!! Happy MyLotting!!!
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I don't think copying your own material and pasting it elsewhere is plagiarizing. It would be wise to mention that you have posted your material elsewhere. Something like see my original post on whatever site. As defined by Merriam-Webster Online: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarizing Main Entry: pla·gia·rize Listen to the pronunciation of plagiarize Pronunciation: \'pla-j?-?riz also -je-?-\ Function: verb Inflected Form(s): pla·gia·rized; pla·gia·riz·ing Etymology: plagiary Date: 1716 transitive verb : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source intransitive verb : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source — pla·gia·riz·er noun
@wolveren (1569)
• Cebu, Philippines
6 Nov 08
Oh thanks for the spelling correction that was real dumb of me. Hehe. I can't even spell the word right. Lol. Great advice, I think you hit that one right on the head. I love the part where you proclaim that you have an original post or series of posts of the same or similar content elsewhere online. Do you think it's also good to reword some of your own content for use on another site or would that even matter all?
@wolveren (1569)
• Cebu, Philippines
6 Nov 08
But as in the case of some rules in ReviewStream, way down at the bottom where you write your review it has a box there to check and the words "IMPORTANT! I certify that the review was written by me, not published anywhere and not copyrighted in any manner". Does that mean I can't copy or even reword my own content from another site into this site? Or do I just have to reword it entirely so that it doesn't look 100% copied material? cheers!!!
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
8 Nov 08
No I don't plagiarize other people's posts or writings. i think it is unfair and if caught here I think your account can be cancelled. I don't even copy my contents on another site. If they have ways and means they will find out and you can be in trouble.
@wolveren (1569)
• Cebu, Philippines
8 Nov 08
True my friend. That's why sticking to writing something unique is always the key! cheers!!!
@nadooa247 (1096)
• United States
6 Nov 08
No i don't think so but you might want to check if that is alright by the terms of the site that you are pasting your article/review to. Some sites have a policy against having the same writing published or posted on other sites. Plagiarism as another mylotter defined is when you copy someone elses work and have it seem as your own and not giving any credit AT all to the originator of the work you copied.
@wolveren (1569)
• Cebu, Philippines
7 Nov 08
I think it matters really if it both posts are totally the same. Rewriting it to make it unique would be more suitable. Thanks!
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Some sites have rules or guidelines about this (I'm thinking). Associated Content, if I remember right when I read some of their policies has it both ways.. you get paid a little more for something you publish on their site and on no other.. but a little less for content you use or will use elsewhere..
@wolveren (1569)
• Cebu, Philippines
7 Nov 08
Yes Associated Content does allow you to have another post elsewhere but you will get less pay for it. Thanks!!! Cheers!
@yangshuai (136)
• China
7 Nov 08
when i appreciated their words or comments,i stopped for a long time to think it over.what did it mean?if i found a charming pic ,i think i'l save it into my computer.but i won't copy their words or contents.perhaps i have an innovation,just similar,but absolutely different.