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Help! Someone spun one of my articles and reposted it with my name on it!

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by cjmo75, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. cjmo75

    cjmo75 BANNED BANNED

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    Wow! I can't believe how desperate and unethical some people are on the internet.

    It seems that a degenerate scumbag has taken an article I published this afternoon from the directories and spun it and republished it to his junky ass autoblog.

    The article now looks like crap, yet I am still listed as the author.

    I would never, ever product such a shitty article and do not want my name associated with it.

    What's more, this loser didn't even keep the links intact.

    So, not only has he published my article illegally, he spun it and now I seem like a total illiterate. I don't even get any link juice from the garish creation.

    I have written and threatened with legal action if it's not removed within 24 hours. What else can I do?

    If it's not taken down, I plan to contact his web hosting company and destroy his autoblog. Will this work? How can I ruin this lowlife?

    Here's just one paragraph of this ruined masterpiece:

    "This works, as good as it functions well. I've used this regulation over as good as over to set up outrageous opt-in email lists, infrequently removing as most as 1000 leads in a singular month! This is simply a singular of a most appropriate trade generators ever, as good as it doesn't need any assistance from a poke engines!"
     
  2. senior

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    I think you're already doing what you can for now. Funny thought: I bet if you spun that it might be pretty good :)
     
  3. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    And you are complaining on a Black hat forum where people discuss how to spin articles etc.....
     
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  4. speakeasy602

    speakeasy602 Junior Member

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    Lol... How about you send him an email and tell him to remove your name or your going to sue him.

    BTW, I hope it's not one of mine, I scrape n spin articles all the time. Don't hate, it's not very black hat to cry about stolen content..
     
  5. Venture

    Venture Regular Member

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    cry more.

    I would suggest emailing him and asking him to do a link exchange with your website. If he doesnt want to work with you, just out SEO him or just steal articles from his page and spin and repost them.
     
  6. irie08

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    Gotta love spyntax. But seriously, why you bother posting this on a black hat forum?

    A. That's how we roll.

    B. You really going to waste time trying to find this guy or remove the article? That seem like a silly waste of time.
     
  7. dillfly2000

    dillfly2000 Junior Member

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    If its that bad, it cant be getting much attention, nor will anyone care about it.

    I'm sure it wont ruin your reputation.
     
  8. Coastal

    Coastal Registered Member

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    Man he sure definitely butchered your article lol?
    But what can you do besides what you?ve already done.
    Just make sure he takes your name off the article?
    or you will take legal action.
     
  9. cjmo75

    cjmo75 BANNED BANNED

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    Ummm, no. That's not Black Hat. That's outright robeery and a copyright violation. It's amazing to me how many people on this forum don't really know black hat from illegal bullshit. I wonder how you people would like your hard work butchered by some parasite who doesn't have the brains to write a good article of his own.
     
  10. 8bitsource

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    I think your going to find it hard to police your content with all the people spinning articles.

    Just wait till it goes viral and 500 copy paste zombies post it on their sites. Then you'll have a full time job threatening legal action to the numerous sites that have your chopped up looking content.
     
  11. peteract

    peteract Newbie

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    I don't spin the articles at all. I post them to my blog, complete with the author's bio and affliate links.
    I'm sure the author is quite happy for me to do this.
    It's win-win. I get fresh content and the author gets more exposure
     
  12. Millygirl

    Millygirl Regular Member

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    No, some writers are not ok with having their whole article posted on a site they do not own or work with. That is why DMCAs are issued to bloggers/website owners requesting the removal of articles.

    A snippet of the original article and a link back to the original site or writer's profile is better.
     
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    Oh Noo...I hope YOU didn't leave the author's name when you spinned it yourself..
     
  14. thevil

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    Not sure why people are complaining on a BlackHat forum when a blackhat method is used against them.

    Sure you may be the victim this time, but you know what, think of all the webmasters you've spamming on and articles you may have 'rewritten'. Did you give wikipedia credit? Did you give the article writers credit (those who you "took" the idea or sentence from?) or even referenced them on the footer of your article you stole from?

    I mean seriously, alot of people complaining are really hypocritical when it comes to them and not the other person. When you made a backlink on someones forum, just for the purpose of the backlink, did you know that you were purposely creating spam on his forum, and did you know alot of webmasters spent hours trying to battle this and delete users? You can term that as 'time' robbery, and you can call yourself a time robber. What, you think spamming a blog with useless comments to create a backlink to your site is whitehat? Same goes for any other program that creates duplicate/spam content/links on the web, Senuke, Xrumer, scrapebox, etc...

    And NO, I don't think you know what the term blackhat means. The bad guys in western movies wear the "black hat" while the good guys wear the "white hat".
    The terms originality began when it was used to describe hackers that maliciously broke into computer systems and networks with malicious intent. And guess what? We're the bad guys. The guys that Google, Yahoo, Bing, Webmasters around the world are trying to fight against.

    Now the term has moved onto the SEO community where it means to use unethical methods of aggressive search engine optimization, including but not limited to spamdexing, keyword stuffing, invisible text, iframing, cloaking, doorway pages, spamming just to name a few. I for one, am glad you got a taste of your own medicine and you know what it feels like. I mean if you're not doing anything unethical or blackhat, I suggest you take yourself to webmaster world.

    Yes I use blackhat techniques in many of my SEO tactics, but NO I don't complain when someone takes my article, or spams on my blog or spams my forums, or someone outranks me #1 for my keywords. You know what I do? I look at how they did it and try to combat them that way, so I can come out on top, and I also use those techniques to figure out how I can use them to my advantage.
     
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  15. Millygirl

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    Yes to all the question you have asked. I even source the pictures I use.
    Guess I am not a REAL blackhatter.
     
  16. cjmo75

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    Sure, I may send out a blast from time to time using Scapebox or Xrumer, but I would never even think about spinning and completely ruining another author's work for a few hits to my website.

    Autoblogging is one thing. I don't need to spin articles, because I'm a very talented writer and can write my own.

    Guess there are a lot of stupid uncreative scumbags on the net who have no choice but to leech off of intelligent people like myself.

    Still don't see how stealing a copyrighted work is black hat, but I've begun to realize that many people on this forum don't really know what true black hat even is. It's filled with a lot of people whose idea of black hat is setting up an autoblog.
     
  17. jesdon2

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    Have to agree with thevil on this one. If you are using mass automation tools like scrapebox and xrumer you are a spammer, whether you like the term or not. You can't pick and choose which spam and "unethical" activities are ok and not ok, and as far I am concerned spamming thousands of sites with xrumer or any other program is way more "unethical" and destructive than someone spinning your article and posting it on their own website.

    What blows me away is that you even take the time out of your day to look for this s**t. Who cares if they ripped your article and left your name in it, why do you publish under your own name anyways? I have never published an article without using a pen name, usually female and have never bothered to look for scraper sites, once that article is sent out, your job is done and time to focus on the next.

    Do you credit every info source you find in your articles? I highly doubt it which essentially means that you are stealing someone elses content that they worked for. In an ideal world, every article would credit every single site that even remotely contributed to the ideas in the article but it doesn't work that way.

    Now bear in mind, I have never used someone elses articles without prior permission, its not my style. However, I am guilty of slapping crappy links on a forum user page and sending out some worthless blog comments from time to time and even someone steals my content, well, I probably deserved it. Karma is a bitch.
     
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    File a DMCA request

    Welcome to the Internet...
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  19. cjmo75

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    Found his hosting provider and proved it was my original work by showing them all of the directories it was published on under my name along with sending them a photocopy of my drivers license. They pulled the blog for now. I'm satisifed. He learned his lesson I hope.
     
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    His lesson = don't credit the author next time.

    Edit: Also, a quick Google of one of the example sentences in the OP shows a site that is quite up and running.
     
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