One of my popular how titled 'How to tell if your boyfriend is a Zombie' has been published on various other sites without my permission. What no credit given to me??? In fact it has another writer's name on it. Is there anything I can do about it? Why is this happening?
Go here http://support.google.com/bin/request.p … pe=lr_dmca
List each and every one of the thieving B's.
There was a time when I would write to their admin, but not now, it has gone beyond a joke.
Report them to get them de-indexed, whether they show Google ads or not, they have no right to steal YOUR work!
Id suggest to urgently file a complaint to all parties/websites. Link below (Learning Center > How to file a DMCA Complaint) should tell you what you need to know.
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint
Thanks IzzyM. I can't belive this! They have shamelessly copied and pasted my material on their blog !!! And that too under their name!!!!!
LOL, get used to it! It's a common occurrence. It will happen more than once too.
I can't believe that the first time it happened to me I felt proud that my work was good enough to be copied! How naive is that?
I am glad Google brought out that form. Yeah you can sill email the site in question, and ask them to remove your content, but hey it's much easier to let Google tell them (and more effective).
Thanks IzzyM and others in this thread.
I just recieved this mail from google:
Thanks for reaching out to us.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have completed
processing your infringement complaint. The following webpages will be
removed from Google in a few hours:
http://blogs.fanbox.com/SinglePost.aspx … mp;apid=-1
Please let us know if we can assist you further.
Great information! I am new here, so I had not even thought of looking for anyone copying work, but I guess it pays to keep an eye on it. I see you've only been here for a few months, and have 8 hubs, so apparently it can happen pretty early. How did you find the copy?
Yes, I have to do something. I have asked the owners of the website repeatedly to take my article off, have shown proof that it is mine and I have been ignored.
Content theft is a huge problem on the internet but if you are going to be a successful blogger/internet author then you need to learn ALL of the avenues related to a DMCA complaint.
I normally send a Cease and Desist email to the contact info on an offending website and I allow 5 business days for a response. If that does not occur then I send off multiple DMCA complaints to each of the site’s advertisers, its web host, feed service, the U.S. Copyright office, and of course the site itself.
Save a generic Cease and Desist email on your computer because it will be used often. I send off roughly 3 to 4 of them a week.
My first contact is polite since I am aware that many people that steal content are not even aware that it is illegal so I inform them of their misdeed and enlighten them to the severe consequences of non compliance to my request.
Unfortunately, in my experience, its like putting a finger into the crack on a water dam. It may slow the thieves down but it will never stop them completely.
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