Hello to all fellow writers,
the following site Pitlane Magazine (pitlanemagazine.com) has stolen several articles of mine. They've been doing this for a while, considering that one article dates back to my Helium days. You may want to find out if they took anything from you. At this point, I'm gathering whatever information I can in order to report them. If you've dealt with them, however, and you have the proper information to get the ball rolling against this site.
p.s. The site chose its name wisely. It is very close in name to a legitimate website about racing.
Send them an invoice for each stolen article.
I wanted to check for my articles but my security software is warning me to not open it
Thanks to all that responded. I've taken the steps to rectify the situation. The thing that gets me is that this site has been doing this for years. And, it appears they had targeted Helium...meaning they culled these articles for three or four years (although most of these articles were published on their sites in 2015 and early 2016).
To date I found more articles. The remainder had been taken down before Helium went belly-up and they haven't been re-posted by me since then.
I've used whois.com...which helped for a site like this. Still, it's annoying,...
If you use to post on Helium, there's another site that has stolen a lot of articles from you. The site is called WH-Magazine. The individual that runs this site culled nearly all the education articles -- and didn't even bother to edit much of (used the same titles) . To date, I've counted at least ten articles of mine...and I'm not finished looking.
If you check it out and have an article published without your approval, you may want to contact DMCA. I'v already contacted them and haven't seen any changes to remove these articles.
Thanks for the warning. I haven't written on Helium in years, but I'll check both websites anyway to make sure none of my old articles were stolen.
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