Over the last few months I've found articles of mine that have been spun or rewritten, but that contain many of the same partial sentences.
How much text needs to be copied in order to file a DMCA?
Do I have a leg to stand on in this type of situation?
Edit: I found this which has a small section on rewriting text http://www.whatiscopyright.org/
I don't know the percentage but I filed a DMCA about one of mine that was spun and it got removed.
Although in the end, I guess it depends how well they spun it - if they lost all the keywords and it's not duplicate content, it may not hurt your article.
Was that with google Wry?
It's more a matter of principal for me - it just makes me mad!
I found several examples of this type of thing on one particular website that we all know and love *cough* and they haven't removed the articles. Every time I think about it my brain boils!
The original site took it down, but it was some type of rev share site, can't remember which.
I'm not sure which site you mean, there are too many that we "know and love"
EVERY Single Doc is a Breach of your Copyright.
Spun docs are created from genuine docs... therefore your infringement claims can always be substantiated!
Go Hard and Kick Their Damn Butts!
Here on Hubpages? Where spinning articles is against TOS, and they refuse to take it down?
I'll leave it to your imagination.
All I can say is that the thief has done a pretty good job on spinning/rewriting which has made it difficult for me to know how to deal with it.
That's why I was wondering how others have tackled this kind of thing and how much text needs to be directly copied - or does it just need to be substantially similar?
I'd say it depends on the amount spun too. If it is almost the same word count, same paragraph count, and synonyms then it is definitely a duplicate. Funny how the big media companies can sue at will with SOPA but individuals go the old route with a request. The Corps are getting too strong.
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