I have three Hubs that were copied and pasted onto other sites. I followed the instructions on how to send a DCMA, and I sent one to each site. One was posted on a Blogspot, so I sent one to Google. This was the beginning of November last year.
However it's March now, and nothing has happened. The three stolen hubs are still on the sites, and in my list of Hubs, they have the red (C) copyright sign, showing they're still with the problem.
Is this normal? What to do?
I hope you will receive an answer as this too is my problem. I am thinking now what to do next. Thanks for starting this forum.
Cardia, just checking ... but did you actually go to the sites and see your work is still copied there, or are you just going by those little red Cs? I ask because I have little red Cs that have been on my HP dashboard for months since the copied content was removed. It's like they never go away. HP says their system rechecks and eventually removes the Cs if the content has been taken down, but I'm not seeing that happen. It makes it difficult to actually know what's still out there and what's been removed.
Did you use the blogspot product specific form on Google? Google used to accept normal DMCA notices via email like other ISPs do but no longer accepts any that do not arrive through the correct form.
Okay admittedly I went to check on all three, because I was going by the little red Cs, and the Blogspot one was removed. However the other two - one is on a Turkish site and the other is on Slideshare, are still there. They even copied the photos that I used.
Is there anything I can do? Should I file another set of DMCAs?
Who did you file the DMCA with for those two sites?
Slideshare is owned by Linkedin and you have to submit your complain to them
I seem to remember they don't make it easy, so good luck.
When you see an article copied on a website and it's obviously spammy, then don't bother sending a DMCA to the site, try to find out their host and lodge the DMCA direct with the host.
The 'good' news it that if it is on a Blogger/blogspot blog google will take it down within a few days, I have gotten about 10 taken down in the last few weeks. The little red c will stay next to your Hub for ages, just check the blog to see if it has gone.
Here is the link https://support.google.com/legal/contac … ct=blogger
I've had this same thing happen to me with some foreign sites. They don't have the copyright laws that we do.
Even if it is a foreign site they are usually hosted by an American hosting company so getting it taken down isn't too difficult. Failing that you can get Google to deindex it, ie it won't show up in search results, it's not as good as it being taken down but it is better than nothing.
I feel for you - this is so frustrating.
I have filed seven times and have only had one site taken down. Very frustrating! I jumped for joy on the one that was finally taken down! The attorney contacted me on LinkedIn. Thank goodness! One down, six to go!
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