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Copied information - when is it too much

when is it too much

     
8:04 pm on Feb 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I'm wondering when a site copies data/information from another site, how much data would need to be copied before you started trying to get the information removed via a DMCA or other means?

8:35 pm on Feb 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Someone copying something from your site?

What do you mean by data? by information?

From my perspective, any stolen original content is enough to start my action.

FarmBoy

9:21 pm on Feb 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I agree but practically there must be a limit of some sort. I would suggest any more than one complete sentence but I am sure that someone will argue with this. :)
9:50 pm on Feb 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the information, yes someone copying information from my site, they have copied what would work out about 8-10 lines worth of writing (comments/reviews) which is why I was wondering if thats enough for me to start complaining.

I think whats bothering me more is the fact they also copied my html code to keep the same style but on their site.

4:51 am on Feb 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If it is enough for me to find and identify they are going to get a C&D.

If it includes one or more of my favorite, efficient, or clever 'fine-tuned phrases or sentences' then it ticks me off a whole lot more. I keep a list of my favorites because I know that they are good and the thief won't be able to bring themselves to take it out if they bother to edit at all. That list is mighty long now, and turned out to be a great tool as well.

I have had I don't know how many people say that they 'rewrote' my article and so that was okay. Then they get the lawyer letterhead C&D which points out every first class phrase that was too good to change. End of story. In US anyway. It still winds up as a ripped rewrite, but inferior. That's the main thing.

1:39 pm on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Well, I can't say exactly, but usually in laws it's mentioned that 10% or less of the similar information - no matter text, music or even video - can be used in another work so not to be illegal. But, well, maybe in the newest laws about internet sphere there are other rules of it...
1:44 pm on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)



but usually in laws it's mentioned that 10% or less of the similar information - no matter text, music or even video

Really? What's your source for this information? I'm curious. What law is that specifically?
 

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