Seems they may be less than cooperative...
Tumblr was notified of stolen content and given the link. Instead of deleting the content, they came back yammering about permalinks and dog ears. That's the gist of it anyway. I don't know the full story.
So, if someone would post a step-by-step guide as to how to notify Tumblr of stolen content, it would probably help a lot of Hubbers. And feel free to toss in whatever other comments and advice.
Well, I guess I've got some research to do.
Not showing off - that's a for-real request! Unlike Google, which, after some back & forth negotiation, will address copied content, Tumblr wrote back & said they couldn't identify it with just the link I sent (??? it clearly showed my content, and a Tumblr URL), and to send a permalink. So I asked what the heck that was - being either blonde or dumb here - or both. They wrote back about dog ears.
Here's just part of their reply:
If you're on a Tumblr dashboard or tag page, the easiest way to get a permalinks is to go to the upper right hand corner and click the dog ear that pops up. That will bring you to the permalinked post on their blog.
What is a Tumblr dashboard or tag page? And how, based on this brief sentence, does the 'dog ear' take you to the 'permalink' ???
"It doesn't bother me when someone calls me a dumb blonde, because I know I'm not dumb. And I also know I'm not blonde" Dolly Parton (date of quote unknown).
I have just started a Tumblr blog. The dashboard is only seen if you are a member and/or have a blog. If you are member, I do believe you have to have a blog with them. I can see my dashboard....now for puppy ears, let go look for that. Okay on the dashboard you get a feed of those you follow. On those posts is like the upper right corner had it folded over. When I floated my mouse over it it gives you the opportunity to view the post you are seeing in your feed on the author's blog. You click that and you then see the url of the article and such.
So that does not help you if you need to view it from that perspective. The permalinks I do believe is the URL you find on the blog page and should looks like below:
http://dale-hyde.tumblr.com/post/436848 … 2013-pagan
It is laid out similar to the ones we have here on HP.
Thanks, Dale - I messed with the dog-ear thing and sent them the link that turned up from that. But I am really getting tired of their stalling. It's their site, the link I sent clearly gave them what they needed in order to track down the offending page. Arrrggghh!
I love tumblr (it's targeted more towards creative types, or angsty/socially awkward teens--- at least, those are the groups that use it the most) but it's downright terrible with stolen work. It's a common practice to lift things from all over the internet and remove credit.
I wish I could offer advice for how to deal with it-- it's hard to draw attention to a stolen article unless you have a large tumblr following-- but I'm as ignorant as you guys are for dealing with it.
Some person on Tumblr had one of my images on his site and I ask them to take it off. I did get the dog ear thing also. I clicked the dog ear, it's in the right hand corner of the image, and sent them the link and they took it off right away and I received this message.
(We've removed this media file, but you may need to clear your web browser's cache or temporary internet files to see the removal. It also may take up to three hours for these changes to take effect.
You can find info on how to clear your web browser's cache here)
They do help but it takes awhile.
I've never had problems getting Tumblr to take down content.
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