helium and assosciated content?

United States
May 30, 2009 7:46pm CST
Is it against the rules at helium if I post an article that I wrote for that site to Assosciated Content? I read the rules and terms of service and it just isnt clear if i can....can anyone help me ?
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
31 May 09
You can post your Helium articles to Associated Content, as long as you tell Associated Content that they were published elsewhere, and you can only earn income from page views. I have begun doing this. The other thing you should know is that your name on Associated Content and on Helium must be the same. You can't use SpicySweetie on one and Pat Jones on the other, for example. They must be identical. Helium lets you retain the rights to your article, so I often post mine to Associated Content and sometimes to Gather as well. Hope this clears things up.
• United States
1 Jun 09
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• Singapore
1 Jun 09
Well, technically you can use different pen names on both sites for the same article, it just makes it slightly easier for you, since staff from AC/Helium conducting a plagiarism check assume that it's you on the other site when they see the same name and won't pursue the matter, which saves you having to explain that yes, it's you on the other site. It's not always the case though, since I have heard of writers who have had been impersonated on other sites, although thankfully, these cases are rare.
@scheng1 (24742)
• Singapore
31 May 09
Hi Spicysweetie, Helium does not require exclusive rights, so it is ok for you to post the articles to AC or elsewhere. If you intend to post the articles to Bukisa, do read the TOS carefully, because Bukisa is using Creative Commons License. So if you intend to post there, make sure you select the no-Syndicate, else you will find your articles download by bloggers worldwide.
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
31 May 09
No, although they do like you to post to Helium first. The only stipulation would be that you could not use the article for a marketplace submission. Those are exclusive. It also depends on which option you choose for AC. If you picked from the non-exclusive options, than you are fine. Just don't submit if you choose for AC to own the rights than you would be in violation of copyright laws.
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
31 May 09
I would not know if this is against the rules. I tried writing for helium last year and I never made any money for my efforts. I guess I will just stick with the discussions on mylot. Cheers!!
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
31 May 09
www.helium.com//content/tos The link to Helium TOS. Although, I don't see where it specifically says you can't do that as long as you own the copyrights. But make sure you read it for yourself and if you have any questions shoot an email off to help@helium for a more specific answer.
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• Philippines
31 May 09
No you may not. You can only post links directing to your Helium article. Sorry, I can't paste the statement. Just look at the TOS - Site Usage Requirements - Non commercial use/no distribution.
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