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How to prevent Content theft

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by chippi, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. chippi

    chippi Newbie

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    I am so angry to se that one blogger is copy pasting my original article from my blog. My image, My article same to same.... I got no way to sop this . There is no contact. I decided to report this blog to search engine and adsense. Plz share me any tips or way or any kind of form where i can report. Plz help thi new blogger.. thanks

    Spam blog name :
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    mudahkaya.com
     
  2. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    Well, since your content is an ' article ' and falls under the public domain publications act, you are pretty much hands-tied there but what is in your favor is that it does require the content not to be altered in any way and leaving your contact info out of it as the listed source is infringement.

    If he has no contact information to get him directly, post on his blog comments with a kind yet ball-busting thank you...' Thanks for using my article on your blog, however I didn't see where you mentioned my site as the source tag. Would highly appreciate it if you'd correct that. ' and link your blog back to him, telling everyone to check your auth tag...as well as directly busting his chops by contacting his blog publisher &/or his website hosting service if you know who they are.


     
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  3. Devastator

    Devastator Registered Member

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    Smear his name across the internet
     
  4. iamsgf

    iamsgf Regular Member

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    make sure you have a copyright notice on your site as well. Because if you do not, then it is not actually protected. Ensure you add such things as conent can be used with back link to you etc. the usual stuff!
     
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    vslay Registered Member

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    Lots of misinformation here. No, your articles on your blog are not in the public domain automatically, you must release them into the public domain. And no, you do not have to put a copyright notice on your blog to be protected, your content is your intellectual property, and you do have protections. This information may be helpful: http://www.google.com/dmca.html

    But this is a black hat community, so for all you know the guy stealing your content is reading this thread right now.
     
  6. bobnone

    bobnone Newbie

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    lolerchoppers! It was totally me! j/k
     
  7. kayden89

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    I tried going to that site, doesn't work!
     
  8. chippi

    chippi Newbie

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    Thanks for the info. I really appreciate.. There was no contact of that guy. I emailed to domain privacy group and got his email. Then emailed him about my content theft. He didn't even answered my e-mail. I had no choice left. Emailed the host to contact him about content theft. I don't know what happened after that. I think the web host contacted him about that. And the Site is down.. After that I am getting about 1k visitor more.. (every day)
     
  9. skuxta

    skuxta BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Something that will just happen on the internet. Really hard to prevent I'm afraid.

    1 way. Is to write it all in word or something. Make a watermark of your site domain. And then make it into a picture and post it. It may be a bit more of a pain. But at least people know that its from your site and hes stealing it.
     
  10. xbox360gurl70s

    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    i know its a pain but try to move on. I got thousands of stuff copied from me and I got millions of stuff I copied from others too. join the bandwagon LOL

    nah. first try to be civil and ask for a link back before moving on to drastic measures
     
  11. heretolearn

    heretolearn Registered Member

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    I agree. Article, does not equal public domain. Your work is copyrighted the moment you produce it and you do not have to display copyright notices for it. If you submit your article to those public Article Directories then the rules change a bit (mainly that others can now use it legally).
     
  12. loxy

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    The worst bit of this is the duplicate content issues with SE.
    I wrote a content spinner for my site that spins my article on every page load to combat this.
    Even if they do copy paste it, they only get a version of your page then
     
  13. aftershock2020

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    But the point that is being missed here is that it is public domain once you announce/post it to an article directory to be shared. That is a shared content outlet, which makes it fall under public domain, due to the simple fact that you give the right for people to post your article submission on their site as content, ' as long as it is in it's original form and presented with the original source/ author attached ' ...there is the issue. Just because it is public domian doesn't mean it isn't protected but there are guidelines to sharing content, guys. This is a special and unique case where public domain is infact involved.

    If you don't want it shared, then don't post it to those resources where guru openly tell people to swipe your content, knowing damn well it is going to rip you off. You do have rights on the matter. If you've posted to article submitters/directories, make sure to notify their abuse emails with the link to this idiot taking advantage of you and they will close his account and block his site from their ranks.


     
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