PLR *Yawn*

You may already know that we don’t accept private label rights content, but lately a few PLR providers have asked us to become their enforcement division by asking us to shut down EzineArticles accounts when their PLR members submit their PLR content to us against their own limited reprint rights TOS.

What’s really funny: Who should we believe? The guy who owns or created the PLR content or the EzineArticles member who submitted it? You already know our low opinion of PLR content and those who engage in it.

It’s almost even more absurd to contemplate how a PLR service provider can begin to enforce copyright when they know what type of clients they are getting by selling PLR content in the first place — The very nature of PLR is in its non-exclusive rights license… Heck, most of the PLR producers encourage rewriting (Arrghhh!) and that’s the very reason why we work very hard to keep it out of our site!

So, in closing, a few words of advice to our authors/members: Be a real expert and don’t buy PLR content. You can do better than that.

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Lance Winslow writes:

Wow, this is not EzineArticle.com’s battle, how absurd that someone would sell their articles as PLR and then tell you to help them stop their so-called; unauthorized use? Pretty funy stuff indeed.

Comment provided October 12, 2006 at 3:58 PM

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Edward Weiss writes:

For some reason, I just don’t understand this PLR thing. It must be some kind of mental block on my part.

Comment provided October 12, 2006 at 7:48 PM

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Keith Renninson writes:

Chris,

I agree with Ed…I don’t get it!

Does the issue surround the fact that these authors re-write other authors material and claim it as their own? That is what your last paragraph seemed to imply.

I look forward to some clarity.

Thanks,

Keith……

Comment provided October 12, 2006 at 11:12 PM

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Within the PLR providers (those who sell PLR content), the source of how they create the PLR articles varies from honest to evil:

Honest PLR would be paying ghostwriters to crank out original articles that they then sell as PLR.

Dirty PLR is content that is already PLR and they just rewrite it, never knowing if the original PLR content was Honest PLR content or otherwise.

Evil PLR would be content that is scraped and then rewritten or reorganized as if it was original, but it is not.

The overall problem with PLR is that those who buy it, think they can do anything they want with it because it is PLR content…so the content morphs …and every once in a while, some PLR provider (whether they be honest, dirty or evil) will try to assert a limited rights license PLR that states that the content they sell can only be used a certain way (such as never being allowed to be syndicated).

For now, we continue to invest an enormous amount of resources (both human and server) to identify, tag, and attempt to reject 100% of all PLR content that is submitted to us.

Comment provided October 13, 2006 at 5:57 AM

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First of all – “honest, dirty evil”

Nice categorizing Chris!

What amuses me is that this reminds me of the neighbor kid who called the police cuz someone stole his pot out of his car.

Simply hilarious.

Comment provided October 13, 2006 at 6:20 AM

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Edward Weiss writes:

Thanks for the clarification Chris. It really helps. Now I understand. I normally don’t know a subject explained to me but for some reason, I just didn’t get it…until now!

Comment provided October 13, 2006 at 11:20 AM

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Nancy writes:

I hate to sound dumb, but what is PLR?

Comment provided November 4, 2006 at 3:50 PM

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PLR = Private Label Rights

Translation = Article content that you don’t have an exclusive right to.

Comment provided November 5, 2006 at 5:03 AM

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resell ebooks writes:

That sounds is so irritating!!!!!!!!!!

Comment provided October 7, 2010 at 2:13 PM

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john writes:

The overall problem with PLR is that those who buy it, think they can do anything they want with it because it is PLR content…so the content morphs …and every once in a while, some PLR provider (whether they be honest, dirty or evil) will try to assert a limited rights license PLR that states that the content they sell can only be used a certain way (such as never being allowed to be syndicated).
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Comment provided November 22, 2010 at 6:25 AM

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