Postings used witout permission

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  • #357045

    lorawow
    Member

    http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/demo-research.com

    Hosted by HostGator, a splog hosted by hostgator stole my content before, hostgator requires you to send them a DCMA via fax or letter.

    The DCMA format can be found here: http://support.wordpress.com/content-theft-what-to-do/

    #357050

    rainbowsoul
    Member

    What i don’t understand is why this is allowed until the copyright owner finds it and then has to go to all the bother of getting it removed…that’s infuriating…At least now i know what a splog is!!!…thank you for all your help you’ve been very patient with a newbie.

    #357055

    lorawow
    Member

    It is not allowed, but it’s like driving through a red light. It’s “allowed” until someone tells you that you have to pay a fee.

    #357056

    Sadly, there are those out there that simply don’t care (or don’t understand) about copyright and feel anything on the web is theirs for the taking. Welcome to the reality that is the internet. It is up to the copyright owner to do the searching and such to make sure that their stuff is not being stolen.

    #357058

    rainbowsoul
    Member

    Once again thank you…yes i see your point about it being my job to deal with it, as it’s my content, but i would never steal from anyone, and i guess being new i have a lot to learn as i am still very naiive and i realise now the internet world is just like reality…harsh!!

    #357063

    lorawow
    Member

    You can also take a look at the copyscape guides:
    Prevent: http://copyscape.com/prevent.php?PHPSESSID=a7d388a44b060fe4219ba9c51488b7b4
    Respong: http://copyscape.com/respond.php?PHPSESSID=a7d388a44b060fe4219ba9c51488b7b4

    The internet is indeed like the harsh reality, if not worse.

    #357066

    rainbowsoul
    Member

    lorawow…thank you…you have been very helpful, as you all have…the only problem is that now i’m nervous about adding any new postings!! But as they say, you have to get straight back on the horse, so i shall try later…Thank you everyone, it’s good to know you are so helpful to newbies, making it a bit less daunting!!

    #357078

    lorawow
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    #357098

    carocat
    Member

    Also keep in mind that many are automated and automatically add things from RSS feeds. Splogs are annoying, but it’s what we’ve got to put up with.

    @lorawow – Couple of days. :)

    #357348

    ogawamiya
    Member

    I’ve had two blog entries stolen by this website.

    http://food.demo-research.com/chai/
    and
    http://fashion.demo-research.com/mary-magdalene/

    the odd thing is, I found out that my blog entries were stolen because whoever did it, posted a comment on them with the links, which strangely enough actually link back to my original blog entries. It looks like they are completely automated, but they are purely there to make money because the pages are plastered in ads. There’s nothing I can really do, because there are no contacts, but it’s kind of annoying!

    #357349

    raincoaster
    Member

    Of course there’s something you can do. You can find out where the site is hosted and have it taken down, you can report it to the site supplying the ads; if it’s Google Adsense, they’ll lose their account, including their money.

    Check out http://stolen.wordpress.com and http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com for suggestions.

    #357350

    faelenath
    Member

    I have also been stolen from repeatedly recently.

    Several times (at least 5 times) here: http://art-investment.demo-research.com
    Once here: http://www.wmspace.net/

    I’ve sent away two letters of infringement – it clearly says in each of my posts and at the top of the site that my work is strictly not to be used by others. I suppose it’s time to play the waiting game now.

    #357351

    t3ck
    Member

    @rainbowsoul

    I use to get discouraged when I was new here when a splog
    would steal my content but now I just look at as a article
    promotion since legit readers will find your article through
    these splogs. ;)

    #357352

    faelenath
    Member

    So, are splogs illegally copying your posts?

    #357353

    t3ck
    Member

    @faelenath

    Correct Splogs illegally copy other peoples posts.

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