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Are you allowed to post other people's writing?

  1. snakebaby profile image67
    snakebabyposted 7 years ago

    I've received something about liver health which I like very much. For the first time, I wanted to beautify it (the original was in a mess) and publish it here. I have stated on the top that I am not the author. I just published it, but began to wonder whether it is actually allowed. Any simple answer? Thanks!

    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What you have just described here is plagiarism.  Acknowledging that you are not the author is still a violation of the original author's copyrights, as you do not have their express permission to reuse and repurpose their work.  "Beautifying" in this context is still stealing.

      1. snakebaby profile image67
        snakebabyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If you read an article you like, and want to reproduce it, the right thing to do is ask the author's permission to use it.  Just crediting them in your Hub isn't enough.

  2. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    if this is published anywhere else on the net it will be determined as duplicate and later removed - if it is written by you in a way that is not published anywhere else then that should be ok...if the content is someone elses work then acknowledge that or it is plagarism....... smile

    1. snakebaby profile image67
      snakebabyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the quick answer. Yes, I did acknowledge the work belonged to others. I'm concerned whether this would affect my hubscore? Though I know it may not mean that much, I just don't want see a low score, it's fun to have a higher number :-)

      Also I do have few duplicates that were written by myself but have also been submitted to free articles sites. It has been a while, none of them ever got removed. Are you sure they would remove them later? How long?

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Duplicate content that you have written and published in different places will not be removed; at most you will get a warning, and the score may drop. In case of copyright infringement, contents may be removed or unpublished.

        I have written a hub about how to avoid publishing unlawfully copied content by writing a review.

        1. snakebaby profile image67
          snakebabyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If that's the case, then I'd just remove it now. Thanks for the help

 
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