It is more important than ever to create original content for your sites. Wholesale copying and pasting another’s writing or media without license or permission or attribution is wrong but rampant on the Net.
On August 10, Google announced its algorithm has incorporated changes designed to flag sites which have many copyright infringement complaints against them. (Read Google’s announcement in its entirety here)
Said Google: “We will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site. Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results. This ranking change should help users find legitimate, quality sources of content more easily whether it’s a song previewed on NPR’s music website, a TV show on Hulu or new music streamed from Spotify.”