What do you do when someone copies your article and paste elsewhere?

  1. jainismus profile image71
    jainismusposted 6 years ago

    What do you do when someone copies your article and paste elsewhere?

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    AnnaStephensposted 6 years ago

    Hi jainismus

    I guess if you know they've done it, then contact them citing your copyright to the material, the date you posted it, and ask them to remove it.

    Also, if there is the facility to do so, post a comment to their version of your article repeating this, that they have breached copyright and that the article belongs to you and asking them to remove it. Provide a link to your genuine version of the article.

    If this doesn't work, contact the administrator of the site on which your article has been illegally posted explaining the situation and asking them to remove the post.

    Hopefully one of these will work.

    Anna

  3. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    While contacting the administrator of the site is a good idea, I've found that they rarely respond. More likely than not you're going to have to file a DMCA complaint with google. Doing so will get the url of the duplicate removed from the google search engine. It's not the perfect solution, but for me it has been the only solution. There's a great article here on hubpages that describes the process:

    http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint

 
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