I've recently had a couple of my articles copied to other sites. However, my name remains attached to the articles. Is this still considered plagiarism? Can I file a DMCA complaint? Also, how successful are others with getting things taken down? When I've filed DMCA's in the past, I haven't had much luck.
You can file a DMCA complaint because even though it has your name on it, you are not making money from it, they are using your name and article to steal profit that you should be getting from your work. Did you file the DMCA with the website host? I got a domain suspended because someone plagiarized my work.
File a DMCA, without doubt.
If I find a copied article of mine I go through a 'routine':
whois email (for domain owner).
So far all the DMCAs have been successful.
Thanks, Ben. My articles have been copied in their entirety. It's very frustrating. I wasn't sure if people keep fighting it or just accept that it's part of writing online.Tumblr has been horrible to deal with, claiming to have taken the articles down but never having done it.
That's sad. You have the same experience as mine. One of my articles has been copied in its entirety by five different blogs from Nigeria which are starting up. I sent an email to the company hosting the blog but I have never received a reply. I have only been successful in two blogs which were warned by their relevant hosting company to take down the copied articles. They obliged.
I gave up trying to deal with the hosting companies to take down the articles copied by the blogs.
But if you give up and accept it, you will be losing the views that is intended to be driven to your article. I think we should not give up unless the articles are gaining a huge traffic. Even if they aren't, we should at least once more.
You can use the following services to find the company that is hosting the blog that has infringed on your copyright.
If a Wordpress is using thirdly party software, WordPress team can't help you. In this case, you can use the above services free of charge to find the hosting site. These blogs don't have a contact us page which is frustrating.
If you're using WordPress.com, you can contact the team but with WordPress.org; it's beyond their assistance. They don't have control on these blogs.
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