Question about Copyright

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  1. Susana S profile image98
    Susana Sposted 6 years ago

    Over the last few months I've found articles of mine that have been spun or rewritten, but that contain many of the same partial sentences.

    How much text needs to be copied in order to file a DMCA?

    Do I have a leg to stand on in this type of situation?

    Edit: I found this which has a small section on rewriting text http://www.whatiscopyright.org/

    1. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know the percentage but I filed a DMCA about one of mine that was spun and it got removed.

      Although in the end, I guess it depends how well they spun it - if they lost all the keywords and it's not duplicate content, it may not hurt your article.

      1. Susana S profile image98
        Susana Sposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Was that with google Wry?

        It's more a matter of principal for me - it just makes me mad! mad

        I found several examples of this type of thing on one particular website that we all know and love *cough* and they haven't removed the articles. Every time I think about it my brain boils!

        1. WryLilt profile image91
          WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          The original site took it down,  but it was some type of rev share site, can't remember which.

          I'm not sure which site you mean, there are too many that we "know and love" smile

          1. Susana S profile image98
            Susana Sposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Let's just say it's very close to home.

            1. WryLilt profile image91
              WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              yikes Hope it's not what I'm thinking!

  2. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    EVERY Single Doc is a Breach of your Copyright. 
    Spun docs are created from genuine docs... therefore your infringement claims can always be substantiated!

    Go Hard and Kick Their Damn Butts! sad

    1. Susana S profile image98
      Susana Sposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks PD smile I will try and see what happens!

  3. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Here on Hubpages? Where spinning articles is against TOS, and they refuse to take it down?

    1. Susana S profile image98
      Susana Sposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'll leave it to your imagination.

      All I can say is that the thief has done a pretty good job on spinning/rewriting which has made it difficult for me to know how to deal with it.

      That's why I was wondering how others have tackled this kind of thing and how much text needs to be directly copied - or does it just need to be substantially similar?

      1. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Serve the Article Host a Cease and Desist irrespective of whether that host is in your basement... It is Just Too Common and has allowed a lot of income to also be gained by cheating, over at least a two year period! sad

  4. ftclick profile image54
    ftclickposted 6 years ago

    I'd say it depends on the amount spun too.  If it is almost the same word count, same paragraph count, and synonyms  then it is definitely a duplicate. Funny how the big media companies can sue at will with SOPA but individuals go the old route with a request.  The Corps are getting too strong.

 
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