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Sites repeatedly stealing my article; they all link to the same site

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ButcherPete, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete Regular Member

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    My problem is just what it sounds like: I keep discovering sites that have straight up copied an article directly from my site. Every time, I've sent an email to the admin (or if they provide no contact email, I left a comment) saying something like this:

    They never reply, and I file DMCA complaints with all three search engines, and I get emails a few days later from all three saying that it was in fact copied, and they have removed those sites from their results. But the copies keep popping up, and I noticed something: they all have a link in the article with a keyword linking to the same site every time.

    Is there any action I can take against this site? Because whoever owns THAT one is obviously behind all the copying (or someone he hired is doing it) If I could send one email and stop it all from happening, that would be better than filing 3 DMCA complaints every time this happens. Very time-consuming, but I'm not going to let people steal my work and profit from it. I know it's not likely, because they are technically different sites, and they're probably not even in the same person's name, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

    PS: if anyone here owns ReviewOut.com, I'm flattered that you think my work is good enough to steal, but I ask you from one internet marketer to another, stop being lazy and copying other sites. Write your own stuff. It's not hard.
     
  2. Beingakrant

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    Sandbox their sites. Period.
    If they don't listen politely then that's the only option that you have. :)
     
  3. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete Regular Member

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    Oh I am sorry that you are facing this problem from many days now. Complaint about this to the search engine or you can use copyright system on your site that is paid ofcoz but no body can steal or copy anything from your site :) I guess its a good way to go.
     
  5. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Instead of sending the DMCA notices to the search engines, send them to the hosting provider of the site. Soon enough the hosting account will get canned.
     
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  6. BLIXX

    BLIXX Regular Member

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    There are myriad instances, OP, in which engaging in negative SEO is perfectly justifiable; indeed the most ethical thing one can do. Sounds like you may have happened into one.
     
  7. BobbaHead

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    You should google DMCA them, I really hate it when people can't even be bothered to work on their own stuff.
     
  8. Techxan

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    This is not acceptable nor justifiable, except in a quid pro quo situation. You should conduct yourself with honor and dignity. This kind of behavior clogs the internet up with junk and mucks up things for everyone. If enough people do it to where it starts to affect search engine rankings, even Google will step in and god knows the havoc their solution will inflict. They tend to hunt butterflies with howitzers.

    Send the notices to the hosting account of the offending page, then an e-mail to the whois owner of the domain that the links point to telling them that you will continue to shoot down each site you see using your material. The offender will get tired of rebuilding them, or the service provider will quit accepting the content from this customer because it is costing him websites. It is MUCH more effective (and outright fun) to use the web and send him negative publicity, not negative SEO.

    Make a page called "xxx.com is stealing my work", so every time someone searches for his domian it will pop up. Thyen send him an e-mail telling him to google his domain. Make Facebook page telling the world they are using stolen stuff (monetize it by championing others who have victimized by this terrible crime), or simply get a lawyer and sue his stupid ass. You will win as long as you can prove copyright?.

    Have you filed the material for copyright? Just because you published it under copyright on the web does not mean you have protected your copyright. Not any more. If all you did was publish it on the web and put a copyright statement on the page, and not actually protect the copyright, it might in fact not be under copyright.
     
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  9. BLIXX

    BLIXX Regular Member

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    I imagine we all have our own exceptions. Some, of course, more justifiable than others (such as your example).

    I don't disagree. All I am saying is that when the Sheriff is AWOL, one must often pull their own pistol.






    .....***paging ExpertPeon***
     
  10. Techxan

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    The Sherrif isn't AWOL, you just have to notify him of the problem. No hosting account provider is going to ingore a copyright infringement notice. Well, if you have one ion Iran maybe....

    I am just saying take a civilized approach, before resorting to pistols. You never know when some crafty lawyer will drag you into court, even if you win, you lose.

    <NOTE> I do not have this opinion about physical threats
     
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    Here's your culprit, OP,

    Code:
    http://hanisharora.com/
    His Facebook Page:
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    http://www.facebook.com/arora.hanish
     
  12. ButcherPete

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    I appreciate everyone's input; I'm going to file DMCA complaints with not only the search engines, but also his web host.

    Does anyone know of a way to stop this from happening, or automate the complaint process? It's just very time consuming, and my time would be much better spent on working, not chasing down fuckers who are trying to profit from my work.
     
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    You can't stop this to happen but you can be proactive and keep checking for idiots like these. I hope these guys get their lessons after you file DMCA complaint.
     
  14. Tensegrity

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    While these are some interesting ideas, it sounds like quite a bit of work. Sending the notices to his hosting provider every two or three days should really do the trick. If it doesn't, then call them (the provider) and ask them to do something about it. That is really all it takes to solve this problem.
     
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    Did you try to contact the site that the blogs are all pointing to?
    You could find some hacker to DDOS the hell out of them lol
     
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    CouldnĀ“t you just reduce your RSS? I know many big sites has that function, they have a outcast of the post and then the link to the post, if they grab it from the RSS flow they cant do it anymore
     
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    On reflection, too much information.
     
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    Whoa! Sounds pretty powerful but I don't have an idea what the process is like. I really have to start reading more about these things on BHW. :eek:
     
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    One good way to avoid content stealing as I know - is to make mass links to the article and make fast google ping. then will be no reasons to steal because content becomes not unique
     
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    This is actually helpful for you granted your content gets indexed before theirs :) In either case, you may want to link to an internal page on your site in each article, that way if they're just auto blogging, you get a backlink!