Fair Use

A problem with the Google search results ranking is that for some reason content scraped pages can often rank  higher than the original blog post. This can be pretty discouraging for a blogger trying to write useful articles. I have been having this problem as well, with scraping sites taking my original writing for their own and then outranking my post. This is discouraging to say the least.

If you are reading this complete article on a site other than jwcooney.com, then you are likely reading a version of my article that has been taken from my site without my consent. As I state in my copyright notice, you may copy, take, duplicate and use any code on my site as you wish at your own risk. I do, however, not agree for anyone to take an entire article from my site and post it word for word on their own site, even if a link back to my site is provided.

I am not writing content on my site for others to use to make money from or for them to enrich their own Web sites. I am writing articles on my Web site to provide a place where I can give back to the programming community and help fellow programmers with their craft.

Here are the fair use details for my site:


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


© Justin Cooney – Programming Tips (http://jwcooney.com), 2023. You may copy/use any of the CODE found in my articles at your own risk. The code I provide is meant to be illustrative of a point and is not meant to be used in a live application. I do NOT consent to duplication of my articles. Specifically, you may not copy entire articles and publish them on your own site even if you provide a link back to my site.

5 thoughts on “Fair Use”

  1. sorry to hear about those who would rip you off rather tan learn to code and enjoy the experience of creating something. amazing amount of output on your part, i must say! very impressive!

    1. Hi, thanks for your feedback. Yes its no fun seeing all ones hard work get copy and pasted to someone else’s site with no reference back. Its happened to me a few times now. Still its great to be able to write and research and maybe even help some people out, so I try not to take things too seriously.

      Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog!

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