For close to a decade now I have become increasingly frustrated by having to routinely pick an article off one of my hubs or sites, and search for copied content, before sending out on average about 30 - 40 DMCA notices each and every time.
While for the most part articles get taken down, this does not remove the fact that a large amount of my content repeatedly gets copied, and getting them taken down is a never ending battle.
Fortunately most of the copied content is placed on Adsense sites, and it appears there may be a light at teh end of the tunnel.
http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/ … nline.html
The interesting part of this being "we will be working with rightsholders to identify, and, when appropriate, expel violators from the AdSense program."
If violators are removed from the Adsense program then we may actually see a drop in people stealing our work!
I think it's fabulous that AdSense is taking this issue even more seriously than they have in the past. But....most of the content that has been stolen from me has been put on sites that do not run AdSense. I suspect they've either already been expelled or are using other people's content to try to get an AdSense account.
I'm also a little confused by "We will prevent terms that are closely associated with piracy from appearing in Autocomplete." Does that mean that if you go after certain keywords (whatever they are), your page may not show up in AutoComplete results even though it's unique, quality content? I found that a bit confusing.
Autocomplete simply suggests keywords to search for as you type your search query. I think the above means that words and phrases like 'torrent' and 'illegal music downloading sites' won't appear in there. I think you can still search for them though but Google won't give you any ideas in that respect.
If you hub targets those keywords then people will have to type them in manually rather than using the suggestions by Google.
I am quite cautious, too. We'll see how this pans out...
I'm SO happy that Google themselves are taking action. It's great news!
The removal of copyright infringement terms will mor than likely be to do with phrases such as torrents. For instance if you are searching for free music download, a suggestion may be free music download torrent, which would probably be an illegla site.
While not every site stealing content runs adsense, if enough people get banned for copyright infringment, we might see a drop in this kind of practice over time!
Yes,I have been frustrated to discover quite a bit of my stuff copied. Interestingly, I can't find it without typing in the first line of my story (not the title) and enclosing it in quotation marks. It appears that software doesn't pick it up unless it has the original title in.
I've given up trying to ask to take it down.
I have filed about 60 DMCAs in the past week.
I'm REALLY hoping all this pans out.
What about YouSayToo ? They leech on copied content all the time anyway.
Better way is to slap such sites in SE results because if not adsense then they'll use some other local affiliate program against which we can't work with using DMCA.
The only change I really see there that's going to benefit me is a faster response time on Google's part. They already would expel people from AdSense for copyright violations before this notice.
I am SO tired of people stealing my articles! I'm weary from fighting it.
I tried cutting back to only articles which were appearing for my keywords, but I get so MAD when people steal my work, I get mad that I am having to spend time, a lot of it, fighting these criminals. It makes me go in to Crusade mode.
Every so often it is worth it, I managed to get a user taken off article base who had stolen over 2000 articles and filtered them with their own affiliate links.
Even with cutting and pasting they probably put a huge amount of effort in to that, I hope it gave them a both a kick in the teeth, and a pause for thought.
I have submitted an email to the website owner of the stolen content
also submitted to Bluehost a DMCA (host of the website) and with Google a DMCA. It has been over 24 hours and the website is still up with copied material of mine and other hubbers.
Still waiting for a response from any one of them.
Generally how long does it take to get some sort of response?
This is the first time I have had to file. The content is half from one hub and half from another. The website is total bogus copied material.
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