Never Plagiarize Content Because It Is Unethical And Unwanted

By Michelle L Published 12/6/2009 | Legal

Just because you found some content on the internet that you like does not mean that you can use it on your site. Few weeks ago, I found out that the content that I have written was stolen and used by someone else without my permission. The content was changed a little but the person who stole the content did not realize that taking my content and changing it a little does not make it his. I am not the only person who is facing this problem. There are probably hundreds and thousands of people whose content has been stolen.

You should never take someone else’s content and use it on your website if you do not get the permission from the owner. This action is not just wrong but it is also unethical. If you are in need of content then you should write it yourself or you can hire someone to write the content for you. Just make sure that you ask the writer to sign the copyright of the content to you once you have paid for the work. This may cost you some money but it will be worth it because the content that will be created will be yours to use as you please.

Now just imagine a situation when a person steals the copyright of someone else. First of all, when the owner of the content finds out about this then this can lead to trouble because copyrighted materials are strictly off-limits. You can read them but you can not use them. The owner of the content can enforce a legal action on the person who has used the content without permission, if he feels the need to do that. This is the reason why people always advise that the content of someone else should not be utilized until and unless you have taken the permission from the owner.

If you steal someone else’s copyright, then the first thing that the owner will do is to get in touch with you and ask you to get the content off your site. If you do not comply to the request then the owner may just go and get in touch with the Association for the Protection of Internet Copyright or APIC for help. This is the last thing that you want as it will only create trouble for you. So make sure you write your own content or hire someone else to write it for you.