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Plagiarism

  1. john000 profile image95
    john000posted 5 years ago

    I was reading a forum post about using the Copyscape Plagiarism Checker. I put one of my article URLs in and out popped a bunch of articles using 61% and up of the words. Some articles are copied verbatum. I am noticing that it is extremely hard to figure out where at the article site to send a complaint.
    I know others have this problem. Would someone comment on what I might do now (as in the FASTEST way to deal with it). I have not put all my titles in yet, but so far it is very discouraging. Thanks.

    1. brittanytodd profile image90
      brittanytoddposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't use Copyscape because it shows you articles that may have a ton of the words you used, but they are not all copies of your articles.  Use google to search for select phrases and then file a DCMA notice with Google for the sites that copied your article.  I hope this helps.

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        The Writers Dogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Do you mean a phrase from the Hub typed into the Google search window?
        ie "He fell of the pink and blue elephant."

        1. brittanytodd profile image90
          brittanytoddposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes.  Or a longer one with quotes around it.  You want to put a decent chuck of it so you can see whether someone copied it word for word and in it's entirety.  (And don't forget to put the quotation marks around it.)

        2. john000 profile image95
          john000posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          No. But if you put the first paragraph inGoogle Search stuff copied will co me up. I used it tonight and compared to the ones I found for sure on CopyScape.com and they matched results.

      2. john000 profile image95
        john000posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I saw that and checked the highest percentage ones and they are mine - just words like the, a, etc are changed. Whole paragraphs are the same. But I know what you are saying. I found a way search that may not have been discussed. If you put the first paragraph of  your article in google search, a lot of sites with the article will show up. Thanks

  2. maxravi profile image2
    maxraviposted 5 years ago

    Web Hosts, Domain Registrars and Search Engines subscribe to a code of conduct under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and will assist you in enforcing your rights under copyright laws. Internet content theft and duplications are severely frowned upon and they work actively towards eliminating plagiarism. And of course, you'll also be sending a nicely worded letter to the infringing webmaster to remove your duplicated content.

    You can very well contact webmaster first to remove content.If he is not agreed , you can contact webhosting and domain provider of the site and can register a complaint.

    1. john000 profile image95
      john000posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Maxravi
      Thanks for the info.

 
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