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My work is used without my permission for advertising and selling products!

  1. I am a researcher, working on stem cells and embryonic development. I had a blog in wordpress.com, where I published a technique for isolation of embryonic stem cells. This blog is no longer accesible (cellgate.wordpress.com).
    Another blog used for advertising a stem cell enhancing drug used my work. I asked them politely to remove my publication from their blog. They just continue ignoring my messages or deleting them from the comments. Please, can you do something about it! I don't want my work to be used for selling products, without my permission!

    The address of this blog is: http://stvolovikletki.wordpress.com/

    Their product: http://stvolovikletki.wordpress.com/stemenhance/

    My publication, used without my permission: http://stvolovikletki.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BA-%D1%81%D0%B5-%D0%B8%D0%B7%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82-%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8-%D0%BA%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%BA%D0%B8/

    It is written in bulgarian, but at the beginning they put the source (cellgate.wordpres.com) and my name as an author.

    Please, help me!

    The blog I need help with is cellgate.wordpress.com.

  2. Please see here > Content Theft – What to Do

    Also note this. No blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM

    The advertising exceptions noted in support documentation are for high traffic blogs that qualify for and are accepted into the Ad Control program, soon to be replaced with the WordAds program, and for extremely high traffic blogs that qualify and are accepted into the paid VIP hosting program. The WordAds Program is for well established blogs with 20,000 page views monthly that apply for and are accepted into the program.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/wordads/
    http://wordpress.com/apply-for-wordads
    http://vip.wordpress.com/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/

  3. Thank you very much, timethief! The link is very useful.

    From the additional information that you provided I understand that the way they use the wordpess.com hosting is illegal. Where I can report this?

    Best wishes!

  4. Hello againg,
    Here's the contact link for Staff and it will be reactivated tommorrow. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  5. Great! Thank you! :)

  6. You're welcome.

  7. This is the link straight to the Terms of Service group (works all the time)

    http://en.wordpress.com/report-spam/?url=stvolovikletki.wordpress.com

  8. ~~auxclass
    Thanks for that reminder.

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