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Filed A DMCA...Success!

  1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 4 years ago

    Just wanted to let everyone know that examiner.com was 100% responsive when I filed a DMCA after finding stolen content of mine "written" by a person named Sharon Burns.  They not only jerked the article down, but took down all of her articles after finding she had plagiarized a number of them.  She had even posted it on her blog!  So now my article is back to number one on Google after taking a back seat to hers (mine!) for weeks!  So file that DMCA!  Sometimes it actually works!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's great. Glad it had the desired result.  Why is it that we are surprised when something works like it should?
      I currently have one copied on a site that sells counterfeit designer purses, and I think it originates in China.  I have  commented and requested that they delete it, but I don't think they care. The funny thing is, my hub is about why I don't carry a purse.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I find a DMCA works most of the time!  The only exceptions have been Chinese sites, so far.

      The way I usually do it is to look for an email address or Contact page, then send the webmaster an email using DMCA-style wording, though I soften it a bit, and give them the alternative of buying the article from me (someone did pay me $50 for one once, so it's worth giving them the option!).     If that doesn't work, and if they're running Adsense ads, I then file with Google.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's brilliant, Marisa!
        I did try using a mild threat-- though, if these people understood English, I don't think they would have posted my anti-purse article in the first place.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It's always hard to know which way to go.  People who have a lot of trouble with theft often don't even bother contacting the webmaster, they just go straight for Google Adsense.  However after I had that success with an article sale, I've decided to stick to my practice of webmaster first, and Adsense if they don't respond.

          I always include a threat!   I usually say something like "you may not be aware that using an article without permission is against Adsense terms of service.  If you do not remove my article within the next week, I will have no alternative but to report this matter to Google, who may cancel your Adsense account as a result."

          1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
            DIYweddingplannerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I never heard word one from Google when I filed with them. That was actually my second time reporting to examiner, but they told me they never received the first. I'm just happy she got nailed for it and they actually took the time to look at her other articles and realize most of her content was plagiarized.

            1. Tess45 profile image86
              Tess45posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              THAT is fantastic news! I am so glad they pulled all her articles!

              1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
                DIYweddingplannerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Me, too, Tess. I wish more places would be as proactive as they were. If someone is going to copy an article and present it as their own one time, chances are, they'll do it again. I even left comments on the article three different times, but either she was ignoring them, or they don't go directly to your inbox like they do here.

            2. Marisa Wright profile image94
              Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              From memory, I've never received a response from Google either - but the articles were all removed.  I always report to Google by clicking on the link at the bottom of the ad on the site itself.

              1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
                DIYweddingplannerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                That's good info, Marisa. I think I just looked up how to file a DMCA with Google and followed the link.

                1. Marisa Wright profile image94
                  Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  That's probably why it didn't work.  You want to lodge your complaint with the Adsense side of Google, so to ensure you do that, click on the little tag at the bottom of the Adsense ad on the site, and follow the links.

  2. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 4 years ago

    That's hilarious, Rochelle!  That's a little counter-productive, isn't it?

    I originally went to Google with the DMCA, no response whatsoever!  Live and learn!

 
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