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How much text can you quote from another website?

  1. Learn Things Web profile image90
    Learn Things Webposted 4 years ago

    I just had a hub unpublished because I had quoted a paragraph from another website. I had the paragraph in blockquotes and a link underneath to the source. Unpublishing seems like a really extreme reaction and I once again find myself extremely angry at Hubpages. It's the second time this has happened. So, how much can you quote from someone else without these ridiculous automated systems picking it up falsely as a duplicate rather than a quote?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How much of your own text did you have in the article? I got a duplicate once because I posted a speech in it's entirety. I cut it down to one paragraph and wrote more text and it was accepted.

      1. Learn Things Web profile image90
        Learn Things Webposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I used one paragraph and I had a few other quotes in other area but the rest was original content. What I quoted was well within fair use for copyright purposes.

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 4 years ago

    oh that's too bad...i don't know the answer...hopefully hub staff will see your thread or send them a message

 
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