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Someone stole content from my ebook

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by catherine77, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. catherine77

    catherine77 Junior Member

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    Hi,

    Last year I launch 2 ebooks in a health & fitness niche, and yesterday I found a blog with all the content from my ebooks...

    The Blog has adsense, and 90% of the content is completely copy/paste from my ebooks.

    Is there any legal action that I can take? Can you help me and give me some advice?

    thanks

    Cat
     
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  2. ovkhaz

    ovkhaz Newbie

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    You can report them to adsense with proof its yours and start by taking their money away.
     
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  3. vodkaa

    vodkaa Junior Member

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    You could take action as long as you've included a copyright notice in the material. You may want to submit the official copyright documents to the Library of Congress though to further protect you in the future. You could also issue a DMCA takedown request and threaten legal action against them but to actually pursue them in court can be very time consuming and expensive. Are you making enough from the ebook that legal actions are justified? If not a takedown request and filing for an ISBN and copyright papers with LOC would probably be the best action to take.
     
  4. QuantumBlue Bulgaria

    QuantumBlue Bulgaria Junior Member

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    Yes, I agree that legal actions can be very time and money consuming. A take down request is probably the first step you should take. You can get Google involved if you have the enough proof that the content is really yours. Best of luck!
     
  5. briptech

    briptech Power Member

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    Ouch.. that is very disappointing. I agree that legal actions can be very time (and money) consuming but if you truly believe in your work(s) go ahead and start by reporting to Google all that.
     
  6. MarketsHat

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    Unless it's trademarked or copyrighted correctly, unfortunately there's little action that you can take. You could request royalty payment for your work, or contact the owner of the blog but that aside I'm not sure depending on your country.
     
  7. amazonian76

    amazonian76 Guest

    I think it depends on where you have it published and what proof you have. But, I would definitely contact Adsense first and foremost.
     
  8. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Get over it and move on unless you've got a huge fund for legal fees and unlimited time.
    You might get adsense to remove their ads, "MeeeeoW!" or you could focus on making more
    money and kicking yourself for not thinking of it first.
     
  9. mickyfu

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    If I had a £1 for every 100 words of content I have copied off the internet.......
     
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  10. BadyBoySEO

    BadyBoySEO Regular Member

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    Send a cease and desist letter to the webmaster if they have a contact address. If not then contact the guys hosting and file a DMCA request, most hosts will have a way for you to submit DMCA's.
     
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  11. ArkmayL7

    ArkmayL7 Junior Member

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    nothing you can do really, just focus on your other goal
     
  12. noseo

    noseo Regular Member

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    What's wrong with these replies?

    Defending copyright is not expensive after DMCA law, you don't need an attorney, and you have copyright just from the fact that you wrote it (putting Copyright year name in the work is more than enough).

    Defend your copyright! Report it to Google Adsense through the web form. Report it to Google Search. Report it to their hosting provider.

    These steps will take only a few hours, mostly because you're new to this.

    I do understand not taking action on every little infraction, but if they're trying to profit from your content, go ahead, take 'em out!
     
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  13. badaz

    badaz Regular Member

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    Contact adsense Mate .
     
  14. Zuuuu

    Zuuuu Regular Member

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    Google is scraped by a lot of bots every day. I wish you good luck to find the best solution but I think that you can't do anything regarding this problem
     
  15. noseo

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    I get the feeling that you are getting bad advice because most blackhatters are on the violation part of the copyright equation. :p
     
  16. slonko

    slonko Newbie

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    My friend has a similar situation. I am very courious of what happened next and where you able to get some money that was made on Adsence thanks to your content. A follow up would be nice.
     
  17. killerseonic

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    I also experience that and sad to say, I cannot do something about it.
    Hard to protect articles or ideas that we posted on the net unless we take effort that it will be copyrighted and will pursue on filing cases against those people.
    Yes, least you can do is report it to Google or adsense so that he/she will not earn anymore with your work on such blog.
     
  18. muscleteen

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    You can get their AdSense banned and maybe get their blog taken down as well if their host respects DMCA takedown notices (most do!).
     
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    Internet is the source where copy paste is the game here. If your content has copy right licence then you can legally claim it.
     
  20. moimm

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    Does DMCA work for non-USA based providers and content too?