I have an upcoming project that I’ll likely be starting on soon. I had an initial meeting with the client and we’ve been discussing site outline, potential pages, etc. When I told him about expectations around content (i.e. that he’d be responsible for the majority and I could edit, wordsmith if needed) he mentioned a few sites that he could get content from.
I received an email last night that had a few pages of potential content. I did a random sample of one paragraph and it looks like it’s been lifted from another site. Almost word for word.
I won’t get into the merits of that (i’m sure we’re all on the same page regarding taking other people’s work) and I imagine I will gently suggest he reconsider his words.
However, I am wondering if the onus falls on the site owner or the site developer when there is duplicated content. Any personal experience out there?