Briefly – maybe…so why risk it?
Great article trying to puzzle out if Google will put a black mark on your Permanent Record for duplicate content on multiple pages on your site. Their mouths/Twitter account say no…but their hearts say yes.
For SEO, it is not necessarily the abundance of duplicate content on a website that is the real issue. It’s the lack of positive signals that NO unique content or added value provides that will fail to help you rank faster and better in Google.
Like when your dad says, “I’m not angry…just disappointed…” and you feel even worse. I think in essence Google is saying, just try your best to have a good site with lot of quality, original content, frequently updated. And we won’t explicitly deduct points for duplicate content if you have some.