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    is it illegal to rewrite plr articles?

    What else can i do with PLR articles, is it illegal to rewrite them and sell?
    i've search this topic in google and still their opinions were vague.
    some says its okay and some didn't.

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    PLR Articles are Private Label Rights. There is no problem with re-writing the artciles. But to resell them, you should have master resale rights. Check the license included with the articles.

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    Not only can you rewrite them but you should be rewriting them, at least a bit. Put your own personality and voice to them.

    As to selling them, it all depends on the license that comes with the product. Sometimes you'll find unrestricted PLR where you can do anything you want. Most of the better quality stuff will not let you sell on rights without major changes being made. That is to help maintain the value of the materials.

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    i was downloading PLR articles from rapidshare which i'm not sure who actually owns. then i've rewrite these plr articles, am i doing illegal thru iit?

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    If you're going to post the PLR online anywhere, it has to be rewritten, or else you will get busted for duplicate content. The people selling you the PLR expect you (and everyone else who bought it) to rewrite it.

    The next time you buy PLR, check the terms of service. It will be very clear what you can and cannot do with it.
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    You definitely need to check the terms of service. But, what I like to do is combine 2 or 3 or even more PLR articles to create an even better article.
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    According to my knowledge everybody can get PLR articles easily from net and PLR articles are not copyrighted so you can sell it to as many people you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seoexpert View Post
    According to my knowledge everybody can get PLR articles easily from net and PLR articles are not copyrighted so you can sell it to as many people you want.
    That's actually not true. PLR articles are copyrighted. It's just that the owner of the articles are selling you permission to use them. However, if you want to sell them, then you need to purchase that copyright from the original owner.

    The OP also said they were downloading them from Rapidshare which kind of gave me a weird feeling like they actually didn't pay for them at all. If that is the case then you almost certainly will need to rewrite them because sometimes the articles that are offered "Free" through sites like Rapidshare have actually been ripped off from article directories. Therefore, if you submit them to article directories you will be flagged for plagiarism. If you try to sell them as is then you could be sued for copyright infringement.

    If you are going to use PLR articles, always get them from a reputable source.
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    That's true James Stein. Possibly many people to steal material probably will not get caught or taken to court.

    However, I do know of a woman who had her articles stolen from an article directory and sold as a part of a PLR article package. People who bought the package didn't bother to rewrite the articles. They just used them as is and put their byline on them. By contacting these people directly, she managed to track down the source of the theft. She had no special detective skills or anything. She was just very determined.

    My whole thing is, why even open the door to trouble? If you deal in original content, you won't have to worry the possibility of someone tracking you down and making your life miserable. But to each his own
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