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Copywright question

  1. Psychedelic profile image49
    Psychedelicposted 8 years ago

    Does anybody know about how many words you have to change in order for an article not to be considered copying?

    1. DogSiDaed profile image57
      DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In theory an infinite amount, as you are essentially plagiarising. Although, as many as it takes for nobody to notice really. It's all very well and good, but it'd be great if you didn't have to try and copy?

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Plagiarizing can happen if you copy someone's ideas too, even if you use all your own words.

  3. Psychedelic profile image49
    Psychedelicposted 8 years ago

    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

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Psychedelic profile image49
        Psychedelicposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Like I said, I'm gonna put my own twist on it to make it somewhat original, but the one I started on (which I haven't published yet) said duplicate. I did fix it though so now it doesn't say that anymore.

  4. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    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?