I e-mailed them a DMCA notice last week to the address on their website (copyright@livestrong) or something like that. Haven't heard back and my dup content is still posted. grrr
Anyone had any troubles with this website before? I'm pretty surprised as most sites remove the content with 72 hours and Livestrong is a major site!
I feel your pain girly_girl, it happens quite a bit, and I'm quite close to giving up chasing ghosts and statues. The only defense I have is putting some links to my own content in the article because occasionally they'll scrape those too.
You could probably use this to your advantage.
Seven times Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong, who has previously courted controversy in the sport, has lowered himself to stealing the content of small time publishers for his own website.
That makes some story!
I guarentee that writing a hub about the experience and getting it to the first page of Google will soon see a grovelling apology from his PR team and a sackload of signed goodies!
EDIT: Actually don't, it may get Ironhner in trouble, ooopss
LOL! No worries. I think it would be hilarious!
ahhaha too funny!
Lrohner - thanks so much! I will message you the info later tonight (I need to get off here asap and go study for a final exam I have tonight!). It is a recipe, which typically wouldn't have copyright protection, but she also copied my "notes and variations" sections, word for word.
I've never had anyone scrape my links; they always edit those out. LOL
That sucks. I am registered with them as a writer but have yet to do any work there.
The "writer" who stole your work should be banned. Any way to make direct contact with him or her?
Just talking off the top of my head.
That's a good idea. I could sign-up and message her. She may not realize what she did. What happened was, she took my recipe (which ingreidents, of course, can't be copyrighted), BUT she also copied my notes, variations and procedures verbatim, which isn't ok.
This really is a problem, isnt it? How do you guys actually find out that your content has been duplicated in the first place?
GirlyGirl--More than half of my writing is for LS. Email me the details and let me see what I can do. I'll get in touch with the LS editor.
Edited to add: I'm really surprised if the LS content went through Demand Media, as they have a very, very sensitive plag checker that all of our work goes through.
You may also consider taking it up with Demand Media - the content sourcers behind Livestrong.com (and other popular websites like eHow, etc.)
Girly, I write for Demand Media who owns livestrong. You can e-mail them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. That's the department that handles copy infringement. Here's the link to copyright infringement info from Demand Media, it's under section 9: http://www.demandmedia.com/terms-of-use/ They list what to include in an e-mail to make a complaint. There is also a mailing address there to send to their legal department if you wish to do so. I think an e-mail to that above address will take care of it though.
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