What to do if hosting company won't remove stolen content?

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  1. carolynkaye profile image94
    carolynkayeposted 5 years ago

    Some Turkish website has had my article on their site for months and I can't figure out how to get them to remove it. They've actually stolen this article 2 or 3 times before and used it on several different sites they run. I've sent a few emails to the site it's on and they don't respond. They're using Cloudflare (a firewall service), who tells me that the site's hosting company is OVH. OVH is denying they're hosting it because the IP address belongs to Cloudflare. Cloudflare told me they will give the actual IP to OVH so they can confirm it's an OVH site, but OVH has stopped replying to my copyright infringement emails I've sent. Their Twitter support doesn't follow up on anything and calling their 800# was useless. Is there anything else I can do?

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    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      About all that's left is to contact Google (and Bing and any other search engines you think of).  Explain it is an illegally copied article, that you have repeatedly ask that it be taken down and request that the search engines remove reference to it from their SERP's. 

      You can try the Turkish government, too, but I'd be really surprised if that would work.  I have had some success going through government, but it wasn't Turkey!

      1. carolynkaye profile image94
        carolynkayeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the suggestions. I'll try the search engines and see what happens.

        1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
          Matt Wellsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          As wilderness said, if the site that copied your content refuses to remove it you can contact Bing and Google to get it removed from search results. Please visit the FAQ for contact information: http://hubpages.com/faq/#copiedhub

          1. carolynkaye profile image94
            carolynkayeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for the link!

  2. profile image57
    Marion coathposted 5 years ago

    Accept it and get over it..deal with it!

  3. stephenteacher profile image66
    stephenteacherposted 5 years ago

    Turkey does not care. Very few countries outside the US care about US law. They don't really care about google or bing weither. Google doesn't really care about stolen content, unless ordered by a court in the country of the suit. Just do a search for wikileaks.....and see what comes up. Google, bing are not internet police, although many think they are. Google does not control what is on the web. Stolen is probably not the right word anyway. Using it without your permission might be, but even in the US you must jump through several hurdles to get anywhere. Most people blow off stuff like this. The internet was made prime for stolen content.

    People need to realize that there are popular search engines in parts of the world. Like yandex and eastern europe. Yandex could give a rip about stolen anything.

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sure they care about search engines.  A public-facing site that doesn't rank in search engine might as well not exist at all, because most sites target affluent American and European audiences.  Those targeting purely a Chinese or Korean audience or one of the other handful of countries where people do not overwhelmingly use Google certainly could be ignored, but that is a tiny minority of sites. 

      Sites that use Adsense or other ad-services also respond very quickly if you report them there. It is not so much where the site is, as where all the factors they need for success are.  Usually at least one of them (servers, owner, domain, search engine, advertisers) is in the US or Europe and so responds to a take down notice. 

      I serve notices very often for various digital properties and have one-step (one email with take down notice) success well over 90% of the time. And that includes Russian filesharing sites and the like.

  4. youstable profile image60
    youstableposted 5 years ago

    1. Try to contact website and ask them to delete your content
    2. Generate DMCA report and send to hosting provider
    3. Report Google and other search engines for duplicate content

    1. carolynkaye profile image94
      carolynkayeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I've finally been able to get the articles taken down.


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