Postings used witout permission
I have only been here a few days and already my postings have been stolen and put on some website that is stealing postings to use as (email redacted)…it is hosted with wordpress..i am not even listed in Google Blogs yet but my postings are there on this site in Google Blog search..that is so unfair..although the postings lead back to my blog i have not given them permission to do this, and why should they make money from me and everyone else, just from stealing postings that they have no copyright to..how do i stop it please??
The blog I need help with is newportsketcher.wordpress.com.
Content theft what to do: http://support.wordpress.com/content-theft-what-to-do/
How to Prevent content theft: http://support.wordpress.com/prevent-content-theft/
I’ve been the victim of content theft myself before and I know how dam annoying it is.
Thank you..but i read all that when i joined and i have it clearly stated on my blog that copying is strictly forbidden and will result in prosecution, and that no permission is ever given to copy, and i also have a copyscape banner..i’m beginning to wonder if there’s any point as that has obviously had no effect at all..by the way i have not allowed trackbacks so this was just plain stealing..no other word for it..Thank you anyway for taking the time to answer.
@rainbowsoul – The link you gave to the other site causes one of my email clients to open. What is the url of the site? Are you certain it’s hosted by wordpress.com or did the footer say Powered by WordPress? If the latter, it’s not hosted here and there’s nothing wordpress.com can do.
But you can do things – search the forum for splogs, sploggers, scrape, dmca and copyright for starters.
Copyscape is great for helping you to find your content on other sites, but it won’t stop a determined thief. My entire blog has been stolen more than once — including the copyscape badge and all my other copyright notices. You don’t really think a thief cares about that, do you?
Hi there, the first link lorawow gave you explained what you can do. At the end of the day we all know a banner won’t do anything, you just have to make sure that you follow the steps and go against them.
I see i have made an eeror..yes it does say powered by wordpress..i’m new to all this so thought that meant it was hosted at wordpress..sorry for that mistake..From what you say about content theft i’m begining to wonder if i’ve done the right thing by starting this blog!! and no, i don’t think a thief cares about copyright notices, therefore what is the point in adding them if they are not protecting my content??..Thank you for the help, i need a long think now about whether to continue or delete my blog
The way I see it you shouldn’t get discouraged by it. Yeah, it’s annoying having content stolen and I think we’ve all been through it, but blogging can be rewarding and real people will be more interested in you than a splog.
/nod to cat
@rainbowsoul – Without being able to see the duplicated content, and going by your statement that it leads back to your blog, it sounds as if you’ve been scraped, or splogged. You can still take action.
I understand your dismay. One purpose of a copyright notice is to make clear to generally-honest people that your site is not under a Creative Commons license. Too many people seem to think CC means “help yourself” without bothering to read the terms.
carocat…Thank you for your encouraging words..it’s just a bit upsetting because i’m not even listed yet in Google Blogs as i’m new..but my content is there, just not on MY blog..i understand that everyone has probably had content stolen at some point, it’s just that i’m not even listed yet.
Yeah, trust me, I fully understand, just don’t get discouraged by it.
*waves at Ella*
ellaella…i removed my postings that had been copied to this site, and then i re-posted them on my blog, so that the link could be broken, but the titles are still in the listings..i thought i gave the correct URL for the site, but i’m not sure..it is
that’s what is in my referrals and i clicked on it for it to take me to the site…yes i think i was either scraped or splogged, although i’m not entirely sure what that is!!
That’s strange, it takes me to a site about Joomla..
Could you take a screenshot of the stolen content?
caracat..how do i do that??? sorry to sound dim but i have no idea what you mean
Have a look here, it’s a pretty good explanation: http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-in-Microsoft-Windows
And to upload the image you can either upload it to your blog http://support.wordpress.com/media/media-add-new/
OR use another site, like Imageshack: http://www.imageshack.us/
if you type in..Monochrome Tree Sketch in google blog search it is on the top of the (email redacted)
It is my posting and I deleted the posting and re-posted it to break the link as i’ve already mentioned, but it is still listed
I seem to keep adding the URL incorrectly as when i add it it gets highlighted in blue but also highlights other words..sorry about that.
Carocat, since when did you became a moderator?!
Yeah that’s the blog…what is it??? and why does it have my postings on it aswell as thousands of others!!
It’s a splog.
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