If I let someone use the content of one of my hubs, how does that square with "duplicate content"?
Duplicate content is a big no-no but the following can be found on the Copyright link at the end of page:
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I believe it would only count as duplicate content only if the person copy/pasted your entire hub at another site. If the person is only using parts of your hub in the form of block quotes, it isn't duplicating because there is a lot more of their own content to make it original.
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