My content has been stolen - What should i do?(website included in thread)

by Matt Hoey 5 replies
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The article here has been ripped from Ezines without any link to me. What should i do?



I did a whois and came up with this.

Registrant Search: "Yasir Mehmood" owns about 23 other domains
Email Search: is associated with about 13 domains

What do you guys think? I'm sure the rest of the content will be ripped from ezines too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Contact him first. Demand he remove it. If he doesn't comply, then contact
    his hosting company.

    Make sure you show them all documentation that you can that it's yours and
    that he is using it illegally.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    You cannot do much, really. Not unless you have plenty of time and patience.

    Just inform EZA. I believe they can block that IP from downloading their rss.

    AL
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    • Profile picture of the author neddag
      Out of all the articles I've published at EZA, I'm guessing that 30-40% don't have a link or author box when I find them on other sites.

      It used to bother me a lot, but now I don't even worry about it. The problem is too big for me to waste my time with. I've got more productive things to do.

      Ned

      P.S. Even more disturbing is when they leave the author box but spin it and the article into some unintelligible garbage.
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      Something is happening here but you don't know what it is.....

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      • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
        Hi,

        If it is on a blog like blogger.com they have a link on their homepage to report copyright violations.

        Basically you send a letter to them and then they investigate and delete the offender.

        I had one of my articles stolen from ezine articles and the resource box removed. It was put on a blogger blog with about 100 other articles that were stolen.

        I sent a letter to them according to their specifications. A few days later I received an email said they where investigating. Four days later received another email that the blog had been removed.

        Really stupid thing for them to do, as the blog the person had up was older than a year old and aged.

        Pretty simple process really. I have the letter in my folder if I need to it is a quick cut and paste job to send another out.

        Terry
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        • Profile picture of the author adamv
          I don't understand why people will use an article and remove the resource box. The price of using someone else's content is to give them a link or two. Is that too much to ask?

          I guess it is...

          I always include a hyperlink and a URL in my resource box because I've noticed that a lot of scrapped sites and domain parking type sites will use my articles and my "clickable" anchor text link is no longer clickable but at least my URL is clickable and I still get a backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Hoey
    I contacted a few people including his hosting and this is the result.





    "Thanks Matt.I'll get in touch with Yasir and then terminate his sites.
    Thanks for the report!"



    Justice
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