Google will tell scammers your Gmail address

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  1. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 5 years ago

    When I checked the status of my latest hub to see if it had the featured snippet, I found a video on Youtube that was ranked higher than my article. It was MY article, word for word and read by a computer, and already had twice as many page views as my original work.
    I informed Google about the plagiarist, of course, and the video was taken down the next day. Google, however, does inform the Youtube scammers about who filed, and the person has already written me 11 times asking me to retract my copyright claim so that his channel does not get banned. He is playing the family card, and has told me that this channel is their only source of income.
    Does anyone know what would happen if I did ask Google to retract my copyright claim?

    1. galleryofgrace profile image71
      galleryofgraceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      YouTube changed the rules . It's very unlikely that anyone is making money. Your work has no effect on his channel. They probably have plenty of other stolen work and need to be stopped. Hold your ground. Do not give it to them.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image85
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Under no circumstances should you give into this guy.  He likely is lying about everything anyhow...once a cheater, always a cheater.  He knew he was stealing when he copied your work...he just hoped you wouldn't catch him.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image96
        DrMark1961posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the support, TT2. I think I fell for his sob story the other night but I looked at the other stuff on that channel, and as Gallery of Grace mentioned, there are hundreds of other stolen articles on there. (Not mine. He has taken all of the Pethelpful stuff off of there already since he knew I noticed.)

    3. PegCole17 profile image93
      PegCole17posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This person is making a living by using other people's work. Please do not validate his/her theft by allowing it. He's playing you.

  2. Erudite Scholar profile image61
    Erudite Scholarposted 5 years ago

    Hold your ground in regard to the copyright claim.Do not give in to scammers and fraudsters.Do not retract the copyright claim.It is your right to have your content ranked by Google.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I already have the featured snippet for this article so even though it was only published this month it is getting decent traffic. What I am nost concerned about is that if I retracted my copyright claim I would not be able to file a DCMA against someone else down the road.

      1. Marketing Merit profile image95
        Marketing Meritposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        For any DMCA notice, contact details have to be included.

        No expert, but think you are correct in that assumption. Also, if you withdraw your complaint, you may risk your article being considered as the 'copy' and lose ranking/views.

        Hold your ground and ignore the sob story. Don't allow yourself to be guilt-tripped. If his account is going to be banned, then this is not his first infringement.

  3. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image92
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 5 years ago

    Hi Bev - You're right, but my privacy (and safety) is too important.

  4. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Nothing to do with Google, if you file a takedown they get your info--its a legal requirement.  So you have to decide whether to take that risk.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image85
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you file with the host rather than with the scammer, only the host gets your info.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image96
        DrMark1961posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I filed the claim with Google (the host for Youtube) and they still sent my email address to the scammer.

  5. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't recommend lying on a legal form but you can use a separate email and PO Box.

  6. makingamark profile image70
    makingamarkposted 5 years ago

    I don't know if this helps any - but I use an email which is dedicated to YouTube and is not used for anything else.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is good advice. I am going to open up a hotmail address and just use it for that purpose.

  7. Marketing Merit profile image95
    Marketing Meritposted 5 years ago

    That's incorrect TT. Although the DMCA is filed with the host, the details are passed on.

    I have experienced this from both sides. Several years ago, I received a DMCA notice via my host, from a firm of solicitors acting on behalf of a rather well-known motivational speaker, who appeared in The Secret. This person was trying to assert copyright over a public domain document. Consequently, I submitted a counter-notice to this effect.

    More recently, I submitted a DMCA to a host, as one of my articles had been copied in its entirety, on a forum. I was contacted by the website owner who was extremely apologetic and took appropriate steps to remedy the situation.

    In short, there is no anonymity as far as DMCA is concerned.

  8. Jeremy Gill profile image91
    Jeremy Gillposted 5 years ago

    Even if the family sob story is true (unlikely), my response is, well, get a legitimate job. We all have bills to pay and many of us have families to support, but we're not all out robbing banks (okay, that's admittedly more extreme) and stealing articles. Find a way to legally earn, and if you don't have the skills needed, get them.

    And could you really sustain a family on YouTube views? Even if you doubled the revenue on all my articles, they wouldn't sustain a whole family on their own for long. Unless I'm underestimating the video's traffic or the amount that YouTube ads pay, something here reeks.

    Anyways, I'm sorry this happened. Been there, done that, and it's never fun.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have no idea how many views he was getting, but he had thousads of videos on there (and probably all copied). When I went there yesterday to see if more of my stuff was on there almost ALL of the dog videos had been take down. I am not sure if he did that, or Google did, but it definitely is not a life sustaining channel anymore, even if it was.
      You are so right--the whole thing reeks!


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