One of these sets of instructions has been taken from a website which I have referenced and the other instructions are just instructions. They will be the same no matter what. This means I am getting duplicate in my title.
Should I ignore this or should I take out the instructions. They aren't really necessary I just thought they would go well with what I'd written about.
When it comes to copyright, just because you have referenced a website does not mean you can take content from them. Your best bet is to either contact the website owner and ask permission to reprint, or just put the instructions into your own words.
Ad verbum copying of game instructions could well be a copyright violation, even though the explanation seems straightforward. The answer depends on a correct understanding of what constitutes "fair use" under US copyright law.
If you are confident that you are within fair use, then you could leave the instructions in place - and maybe ask a moderator to review the hub to get rid of the flag. Another option is to take a screenshot and convert the instructions into an image file, which should take care of the flag. However, none of these options would resolve potential copyright infringement issues.
Thanks guys, I'll take them out and put them in as a link. I really don't want to infringe on someone else's copyright.
by daisyjae 6 years ago
Why was my hub flagged as duplicate? I had written it on another website over a year ago. I only got about 4 views so I deleted it a few months ago and just put it up here a couple of days ago. The next day it was unpublished. It's not on the other website at all anymore, I even ran it through a...
by Kristin Kaldahl 6 years ago
I published my first hub, and am looking for feedback. I'll be linking this hub to another I'll soon publish on the basics of puppy socialization.However, before publishing my second hub, I'd love to hear some feedback. Am I making any big mistakes? Is the layout OK? How can...
by pedagog 5 years ago
After publishing my hub can I copy it to my website? will it come in "duplicate" category later?
by Jyoti Kothari 9 years ago
Yesterday I had seen notice of duplicate content in my hub "Why Americans are in Financial Problem? Part I" that really worried me. This article has been in the first page of google and yahoo search for a very long time for the search words financial problem america. I have contacted team...
by Rochelle Frank 6 years ago
A hub of mine was copied on a blogger blog. I saw the copyright symbol on my account and found the blog. Clicking on "report abuse" I filled out their form, and the article was removed in a few hours. It was very easy, thanks to the notification by HP and quick action by blogger.
by Heather Edgens 5 years ago
So, I understand I can't publish any content on here that I have used for another site. But can I publish on here first, then carry those articles over to another site? Is that allowed? Cause on the other sites I write for allow me to republish content on them... Also, I read that the hubs are...
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|