Can I use Previously published material for which I have the rights?

  1. Bernard Mendillo profile image61
    Bernard Mendilloposted 5 years ago

    Can I use Previously published material for which I have the rights?

    Can I use articles that I've written which have been published in a local newspaper? I own the rights to subsequent uses.

  2. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    I think as long as HubPages can't find the duplicate, then you're fine. A search is performed each time you publish a hub, looking for an exact duplicate of the words you posted. If it finds a match anywhere on the internet, your hub gets flagged. Whether or not you own the rights to the article is irrelevant; HubPages wants original content and a duplicate tag will hurt your presence here. If, however, that newspaper article was never posted online, then you can probably publish it without any penalties.

  3. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    As long as there are no copies anywhere that search engines can find; for instance if the newspaper also published some of its articles online.

 
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