Problem filing a DMCA

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (12 posts)
  1. Melovy profile image95
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    I'm trying to file a DMCA, but the WHOIS record is not like any I've seen before. It isn't showing up any email address that I can send it to.

    Has anyone had this experience and how did you get round it? There is no way to leave comments on the blog post with my copied content, but there is an email address in it. Anyone know if it's okay to use that email?

    This is the WHOIS entry in case I'm missing anything.  http://whois.domaintools.com/createapartybag.co.uk

  2. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    On the site itself, you will find:

    To get in touch, please use one of the following options:

    Email; . info@createapartybag.co.uk

    Mobile Phone or Text; 07974 141 339 or 07909 422 733 If you text we will call you back.

    Company Address; 3 Lea Court, Orchard End Avenue, Amersham, Bucks HP7 9LS

    South East Office: The Crest, Beach Road, Eccles on Sea, Norwich NR12 0SL

    You could also send snail mail to the two company addresses.

    1. Melovy profile image95
      Melovyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Write Angled. I haven't had to do many DMCAs so wasn't sure of the protocol. I did see the email address but wasn't sure if that was the right one or if I had to find the hosting company. Thanks again.

  3. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    If you look right at the very bottom of the pages on that site, in the turquoise border, there is some not very legible text.

    It says "powered by Google Sites"

    If you want to report them directly to Google, the link is:
    http://support.google.com/bin/static.py … page=ts.cs

    You have to expand the list of options by selecting "see more products" to find Google Sites.

    1. Melovy profile image95
      Melovyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, thanks very much for that - I missed it. Now I know where to go if she doesn't respond to my email.
      That's very helpful of you!

  4. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for helping Melovy out, WriteAngled!

    I'll update our LC entry on filing DMCAs to make that option more clear. big_smile

    1. mary615 profile image91
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am in the process of filing DMCAs for a Blogger who stole 3 of my Hubs (that I know of, could be more).  He included my family photos on my Hub about my daughter winning 18 college scholarships.  Do I need to file a separate complaint about the photos?
      This is SO time consuming!  Also, I'm afraid HP will see his Blogs and interpret his as a duplicate on mine.  Could that happen, Simone??

  5. Marketing Merit profile image95
    Marketing Meritposted 5 years ago

    As far as I am aware, living in the UK, DMCA does not apply to sites hosted here.

    However, even though it is a .co.uk site, this one appears to be hosted in the US with Register....just scroll down towards the bottom of the WHOIS page to see the domain name servers.

    The link you need for this is:

    http://www.register.com/policy/copyright.rcmx

    Again, as far as I am aware, DMCA notices should be filed to the hosting company.

    I personally wouldn't waste my breath contacting someone who has stolen your work in the first place, but that is up to you Melovy.

    1. psycheskinner profile image84
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Most UK companies comply with a DMCA notice because there are similar laws in the UK and they have no desire to use material illegally.

  6. Melovy profile image95
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    Thanks Marketing Merit. This person had only copied a part of the hub, so may not realise what she'd done was illegal. I have emailed her and if I don't get a reply by tomorrow I will file a DMCA.
    I've just found 2 more copied hubs - both on the same Blogger blog, so probably by the same person who had copied others. It is probably a large part of why I've had traffic problems.

    1. moonlake profile image88
      moonlakeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You may be right about traffic. I filed a report against homedecor1231.blogspot.com. He had one of my hubs on his blog. When google took it down I started getting traffic on that hub.

      1. Melovy profile image95
        Melovyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Moonlake, I've been checking hubs and filing DMCAs all day! I think I've done 4 so far. So fingers crossed I get my traffic back soon, just like you did.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)