Where does your Website content come from?
Did you originate all of it from your own experience or did you research topics to build out your theme or ideas?
Let’s start the discussion with copyright.
Copyright, is a form of intellectual property law, that protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.
“Private Label Rights, along with Master Resale Rights, and Resale Rights.” What is the difference?
If you are collecting and reusing data for a Website (or blog) it is necessary to distinguish between information which may be under product license and therefore under certain restrictions. Much of this digital information whether it is an e-book, or an MP3 audio file, graphics, a video, or a software script, should generally speaking have information on what type of license it is under.
If not, and you plan to use it in your work, you should check with the seller to establish where the information came from, who created it, and how you can use it.
The above three types of rights can be categorized as Follows:
PRIVATE LABEL RIGHTS: This is the most commonly used right because it allows the basic content to be reused by the marketer.
PLR product rights may also be re-sold to others. The product can then be added to, with portions deleted or changed and you can still claim it as your own. Depending on the license, these same PLR rights may or may not be conveyed to the new owner.
MASTER RESALE RIGHTS: These products may be re-sold to others and you may keep 100% of the profits. Are you able to sell the products with those resell rights…. Yes, you are!
RESELL RIGHTS: These are products which may be sold to others and you keep 100% of the profits. You may NOT however, pass along Resell Rights for these products to others.
By the way, the question arises, can I copyright my domain name?
Copyright law does not protect domain names. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit organization that has assumed the responsibility for domain name system management, administers the assigning of domain names through accredited registers.
The Pros and Cons of using PLR Rights.
The biggest “negative” of using PLR rights is that they are not unique and can be sold to many others. You don’t want to be using the same article that others could be copying.
The “positives” however, are that you can totally change the article’s content by rewriting so that it appears unique and you are then not competing with others who have purchased the same content. In fact if the article is changed you can use it as your own and take credit for it thereby increasing your authority in the area of discussion.
Also, the savings in time and money has to be considered if content needs to be delivered and original research can be saved.
If you have to hire someone to do research and produce content for you, it can become expensive.
It should be noted that there are thousands and thousands of articles with PLR rights which are available. You will have to decide and carefully review what is useful for you and what is just useless filler.