"The Computer Says No"

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  1. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 9 months ago

    Has anyone found that the Google agents who handle DMCA takedown requests are dim wits? Either that or the system is automated. I regularly get emails to the effect that they can't find copied content.


    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Me too. Facebook is the same. I do a Copyscape comparison and attach a screenshot of the results. Works every time.

      1. eugbug profile image97
        eugbugposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Ok, I tried that. I think their problem is that the search result is a PDF file so their system can't cope with viewing it.

        1. theraggededge profile image97
          theraggededgeposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          Screenshot, JPG smile

          Just the results and initial paragraphs.

    2. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      YES!  It's so frustrating.  I waste so much time sending screenshots.

    3. divacratus profile image85
      divacratusposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Yikes. Judging from the responses, it is concerning to know there is no protection as such for our online content from plagiarism. The only thing we can do is to hope their page doesn't over-rank ours?

      1. CYong74 profile image97
        CYong74posted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Honestly, I've never seen any copied content outrank mine, not even when some A-hole copied/pasted my entire hub on Quora. That said, I have no idea whether it affects the ranking of my originals. (It seemed to have)

        The other bright news is that Bing/Yahoo is far less troublesome. They react much faster and without question. I'm hoping removal by them will somehow, affect Google ranking too.

  2. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
    PaulGoodman67posted 9 months ago

    I suspect it's the latter. I've more or less given up on the process. It doesn't seem to have much overall effect on copying, and my views seem unharmed by the plagiarists.

  3. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 9 months ago

    I have given up on filing DMCAs. Firstly I find the entire process completely baffling and, in the end, not worth the bother.

  4. alexadry profile image94
    alexadryposted 9 months ago

    I had a new and unusual response on the last DMCA that I filed that talked about images (and how they remain in the cache) when instead I filed for content (my article copied). Upon clicking on the infringement link it bought me to a picture rather than the article. I chalked it up to the webmaster removing the content, but somehow the DMCA didn't recognize that. Odd!

  5. CYong74 profile image97
    CYong74posted 9 months ago

    I've received the "we can't find ..." response several times too. To resolve that, I've prepared various templates in Photoshop to highlight copy text. I also send Copyscape screenshots.

    I've streamlined everything as much as I could but it's still a raw pain in the behind, to say the least.

    The bigger problem of late, though, is that Google keeps insisting they cannot see how I am the copyright owner for one article. They just keep repeating the same statement no matter what proof I send.

    Unlike what someone was asking for lately, Hubpages stepping in doesn't help too. They completely ignore any statement. I suspect this might get worse down the road.

    1. eugbug profile image97
      eugbugposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Yes I get multiple emails like that so it seems as if the system is automated. Sometimes I reply and ask are they human.

  6. alexadry profile image94
    alexadryposted 9 months ago

    I have had some success contacting the hosting company. They remove the infringing content totally rather than just de-indexing. Only problem is that often it's not easy to find who hosts a website and sometimes hosting companies won't respond.

    1. eugbug profile image97
      eugbugposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      You have 1406 articles here (wow!) so it must be difficult to keep track of any copying. How do you manage to be so prolific!


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