Can I file a complain with google for stolen content, if I have changed the cont

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  1. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 2 years ago

    Can I file a complain with google for stolen content, if I have changed the content...

    on my page? TWO STATE websites copy and pasted a large part of one of my articles. It was bullet point. I have since (yesterday before I knew) gone in and edited the article so that there is a lot more on each bullet point and changed one of the bullet points to something different. Can I still file a complaint even though my original content has been changed? It really bothers me that a state ran website stole my work without even having the decency to source it even though they sourced other parts of their article.

  2. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 2 years ago

    Yes you can, especially if you have an original copy of the work saved, or can find a cached version of the article in its original format.  State websites should know better.  File the DMCA - I would.

    1. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I do not have it saved. Crap I have no idea how to find in original form. Honestly it wasn't well written so I didn't keep the old copy.

  3. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 2 years ago

    State run? What in the world? You can file a complaint, but if you have changed your work, I'm not sure you can offer proof that it is yours. Peeples, I don't know how you write your articles, but I write mine in Word and save a copy before I cut and paste them into HP. Some people use cloud sites to save their work like Evernote, iDrive or Dropbox to save their articles. Since hard drives are notorious for dying, please at least put them on a flash drive.

    1. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well that quick I got a reply from Wisconsin who fixed theirs. Hopefully Texas will reply and I won't have to file complaints. Now that I realize it's so much of an issue I am moving them to a drive. Thanks!

  4. Kylyssa profile image95
    Kylyssaposted 2 years ago

    Use the Wayback Machine to find a cached copy of your piece the way it was and use the results to file your DMCA notice of infringement.

    1. Enter the URL of your article at https://archive.org/web/ and choose a date in the past before you changed the article.

    2. Use the URL at the top of the page that the Wayback machine generates as the location of an authorized copy in your DMCA report form.

  5. stricktlydating profile image83
    stricktlydatingposted 2 years ago

    Yes I've done it several times. I just look in My Account for the date it was originally published and provide that date and my URL along with the URL of the copied content, also advising I have Google ads on the page and a copyright warning.

 
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