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MY WEBSITE CONTENT BEING USED ON A BLOG

  1. Could anyone out there please help.

    I have a website which is registered with a copyright agency.

    A recent search for duplicate content has shown that some of my website text is being used on a blog, permission was not sought or granted and the person using the text does not even credit the work to me. This is a case of just using a few words of text, it is a large piece of text which I personally wrote.

    I read somwhere that once someone puts information on a blog that they have copyright, how can this be so if the copyright was not theirs in the first place and registered to another person?

    I have tried to contact he person involved, they are aware that I know that I have seen my website content on their blog but have not responded to my communication.

    I am at a loss as to what to do adn would welcome any advice, thank you.

  2. You did not specify a blog address or reason for posting when you created this topic.

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  3. On the blog in question at the bottom of the page it states that is powered by WordPress, does this help. I am a new user, apologies for any confusion.

  4. You may not realize it, but there are two very different and separate kinds of WordPress.
wp.COM is a multi-user platform with free hosting
wp.ORG is software for self-hosted blogs

    The differences in more detail:
http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Details about filing a DMCA notice to a web host:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/content-theft-what-to-do/

    "powered by WordPress" means it is a self-hosted wp.ORG blog, not the same as the site here: WordPress.COM. You need to contact the web host of the site that is stealing your material.

  5. Sorry: Scruffy link or the diff between .org and .com:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  6. also you will need to seek help at this WordPress Forum → http://wordpress.org/support

  7. Thank you everyone for your help.

  8. Hello Everyone,

    I have tried to find the wp.ORG.blog so as to make contact with them but had not luck as i cannot find it, in the meantime part of my website content still appears on the blog in question.

    I have emailed the blogger involved yet again but have have no response. A complete waste of time as they are oblivious to anyone elses feelings.

    Is it possibly for me to highlight the text section on my website which they have copied and link back to them so as to show that the text is being used elsewhere, would this be breaking any rules.

    I just want this blogger off my back as it is affecting my ranking now when I search for that particular page.

    It makes one wonder whether it is worth having a website when there are so many people around who are just to idle to compose their own content. My website has been up and running for five years and is non profit making.

    This particular blogger does not even the credit the work to me which stinks to say the least.

    Could anyone out there offer any furthe help, many thanks.

  9. You've not had an appropriate response from the thief so now you should locate the host of his/her site and contact them in writing (email):
    From http://en.support.wordpress.com/content-theft-what-to-do/

    4) Gather the appropriate host’s contact information.
    If attempts to contact the site’s owner fail, your next step is to contact the site’s host. You will need to utilize some look-up tools in order to ascertain this information. Here are some resources:

    * Finding the host: http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/stopping-internet-plagiarism/3-finding-the-host/
    * Finding the host’s DMCA/abuse contact information: http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2009/07/16/6-steps-to-find-a-hosts-dmca-contact/

    I wouldn't link to the splogger—why send your readers to that site?

  10. Many thanks for your reply and help, I have now traced the sites host and will approach them.

    I have tried being polite with this particular blogger but it does not work, the people take content without asking permission are an absolute pest to the internet community in general.

    The annoying thing is that many of these people end up with a better ranking than the person who genuinly owns original content.

    Thank you once again.

  11. Good. Will hope for a good outcome via the host.

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