Some folks (including some article bank competitors) are confused about the difference between “copyright free articles” vs. “copyrighted articles” vs. “licensed articles.”
Let me make it very clear:
100% of all articles on EzineArticles.com are COPYRIGHTED articles. We do not have ANY copyright free articles. zip. none. nadda. not here.
Every single article on our site is copyright owned by the author that wrote the article or the company that hired the author to write the article.
A “Copyright Free” article is a term that usually refers to the private labeled article crap crowd that allows you to put your name on the article as if you were the coward author of it. We call these articles “non-exclusive rights” articles and don’t accept them knowingly because we don’t want duplicate content on our site.
A “Licensed article” is one where the copyright is restricted to some defined reprint or usage rules and usually includes a financial payment for such use.