Gonna start IT Blog. Info and advices on legality required.



  • Hello there,

    Thinking to start an own website for IT how-to's, articles, stories etc.

    Have passion to run own website from long ago, now decided to start it and of course, for commercial (income source) too 🙂

    While being in "age of information", most of us not referring to Books to gain knowledge but mostly Google it and books may not be fully-fledged to rely on them these days ?

    1. Now here is my question, we are learning from different websites on Internet and how to make sure our content (articles/blogs) are legal ?

    Did you mean :

    Copy and paste of content from other website to our website is different from "Learning/gaining knowledge from a website and doing similar kind of article is different and legal ?"

    Let's say, I seen the article "IT is Complex" done by @scottalanmiller and I liked it very much. Now after reading it, I got idea and knowledge to write my own article in my website, so, is that legal ?

    What if I say same thing on my article with different words, approach etc. ?

    1. Let's talk about "Installing Snipe-IT on CentOS 7" written by @scottalanmiller. I learned from his article to set it up. How can I write article "Installation of Snipe-IT on CentOS 7" while being legal (in-case of content/copyright) ?

    Maybe two questions are same 😉 ?

    I am very confused about legality things related content, pics usage etc.



  • As long as you are writing your own material, there is no legal problem with it.



  • @openit said in Gonna start IT Blog. Info and advices on legality required.:

    While being in "age of information", most of us not referring to Books to gain knowledge but mostly Google it and books may not be fully-fledged to rely on them these days ?

    Books remain often the best for learning the real stuff, websites are more for just learning specifics of products.



  • @openit said in Gonna start IT Blog. Info and advices on legality required.:

    Have passion to run own website from long ago, now decided to start it and of course, for commercial (income source) too 🙂

    You have to have tons and tons of readers to even cover the cost of hosting a site. Don't expect to make an income from it. Even with tens of thousands of monthly readers you will often be unable to make any money. And if you are primarily copying content ideas from other locations, it will be that much harder as you will struggle to get SEO in comparison to the source material, which is obviously older.

    You don't write a blog to make money, that's not a realistic option. If you have writing of value, you can get paid to be a writer for an existing publication. Writing your own blog is harder, not easier, than doing that.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Gonna start IT Blog. Info and advices on legality required.:

    @openit said in Gonna start IT Blog. Info and advices on legality required.:

    Have passion to run own website from long ago, now decided to start it and of course, for commercial (income source) too 🙂

    You have to have tons and tons of readers to even cover the cost of hosting a site. Don't expect to make an income from it. Even with tens of thousands of monthly readers you will often be unable to make any money. And if you are primarily copying content ideas from other locations, it will be that much harder as you will struggle to get SEO in comparison to the source material, which is obviously older.

    You don't write a blog to make money, that's not a realistic option. If you have writing of value, you can get paid to be a writer for an existing publication. Writing your own blog is harder, not easier, than doing that.

    I understand that even after thousands of viewers, there will be less income.

    My main target is not to make money, I can effort for hosting etc. expenses as I am doing job. So it's more about Passion.



  • Gather knowledge from different websites and after doing depth research for the topic, you can write for the same topic in your blog too with your own words. But rewrite the same article by changing words and sentences is not good and you should have to suffer from legality.

    For you second question,

    Technical steps for the same topic remain mostly the same for all articles. So if you think for write the topic which you have suggested here "Installing Snipe-IT on CentOS 7" then also technical steps remain the same which is the legal. But that doesn't mean that you can copy/paste in place of write in your own words.

    Content flow is also important to make content more interesting for users. This article will help you to know how to write the article in the proper way.