Does anybody know about how many words you have to change in order for an article not to be considered copying?
Plagiarizing can happen if you copy someone's ideas too, even if you use all your own words.
Thank you for your help, but I'm not really actually copying. See I gonna do a hub where there are pictures of cars and just the basic facts. The problem is that there are already articles like this all over the web and the cars will all have the same facts so I am going to try may best and make it original
If you are producing a Hub that is just a regurgitation of stuff that's already out there, it's not going to do all that well. You not only have to use original copy in a Hub, you need to have an original angle or idea if you want it to catch the attention of the search engines and the reading audience.
I would think that someone who acuses you a stealing their ideas on a website where there are hundreds, even thousands of hub articles, it would be next to impossible to do anything about it. Where you find someone else doing what you are doing, there may be a dozen more that you don't know about.
One thing I learned from going to a writing seminar, is to save and date your work! If you plan to publish it, make copies of everything you write. Sign your name to it, date it, and stick it in an envelope and mail it to yourself. But, do not open it when you get it back! If someone steals your work, this will be your dated evidence that you created it.
I'm not saying this is 100 percent foolproof. But, it is something you can do to protect yourself. But, wether or not that is possible on an internet site might not matter. As I would think it would be up to hubpages to decide what to do about it. More than likely cancelling your, and the accusers
accounts, so that the problem no longer exists.
One of the reasons why I do music reviews, and movie reviews.
There are hundreds of critics out there, so to say that someone
is copying your idea would be idiotic. Unless that person has developed their own language or code to post, and you copy that.
I don't see that happening here. If someone copies you, or you copy them, it is one of the downfalls of publishing in a free
public forum. One of the reasons why my monster hub has been a could be anything post. How are you going to steal an idea, when you don't know what it is?
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