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DMCA With an Autoblog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by DisavowedKing, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. DisavowedKing

    DisavowedKing Regular Member

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    Well I just got my first DMCA request.

    Here's the best part. My host sent me an email to an email address that I no longer use. I updated my email address with them and today I find my site suspended.

    YAY!!!

    Anyways it brought up a good point. I understand that you can't use someone else's trademark but I downloaded this article that gives a CC license, re-wrote the article and gave the author credit. But because I am unsure of the process of fighting the DMCA I have to simply remove it? Seriously?

    Also does anyone know how to do 301 redirect for wordpress? I tired just editing the htaccess page but that didn't seem to work. Would love any suggestions.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm not looking to rewrite the entire domain. Just the offending page to the main page. That way I don't lose the link juice.
     
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    Thanks. I ended up just deleting the post because my host decided to suspend ALL my sites not just the one that was NOT in violation. Fun times.
     
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    yeah they do that. Hosts can be held legally responsible if they do not take action. It seems to be common practice just to press a button and suspend the entire site.

    My host is really good about it though. Once I remove the content they usually set it back up.

    That htaccess code would have been something like this to work for you:

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    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule (.*)my/permalink/here/ http://www.newpage.com/$1 [R=301,L]         
    
    but I believe a 301 would pass the link juice on. A 307 would retain it I believe.

    Also that redirection plugin would have worked too. It's a good plugin to have! Knowing htaccess modrewrite code can be very helpful at times.