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  • #174307

    badsneaker
    Member

    I’ve had content ripped off word by word by (http://mickmck707.wordpress.com/) and I’m wondering if WordPress can help me here.
    This kind of crap should not be tolerated and should be stopped.
    Period.
    If I have to deal with it I will but Jeez . . .
    ~m

    #174543

    Could you give us a link or the name of the post on the other site?

    #174544

    badsneaker
    Member
    #174545

    While I’m perusing that, you might want to take a look at this helpful post on copyright and such: http://wpbloggingtips.wordpress.com/2007/12/01/what-is-copyright/

    #174548

    Since the title on the piece, on the other person’s blog, links back to your blog, not to his, this could conceivably (most likely) fall under fair use. If I were you, I would leave a polite message on that post on the other blog asking them to take it down.

    If you wish to see what staff says about this

    Here is another good forum post on DMCA: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=17307&page&replies=24

    Two relevant links to Wordpres/Automattic:

    http://automattic.com/dmca/
    http://wordpress.com/complaints/
    http://wordpress.com/tos/ in particular #7 and #8

    #174549

    I should finish this: If you wish to see what staff says about it, then go here: http://wordpress.com/complaints/

    #174550

    badsneaker
    Member

    I understand copyright and the law, in general, but this post was all original content.
    It was a blatent copy and paste right down to the post image.
    Talk about balls.
    ~m

    #174551

    badsneaker
    Member

    @sacredpath-

    I do appreciate you taking time to look at this, I really do.
    Should have said thank you before.
    Must be my Irish temper. ;)
    ~m

    #174553

    badsneaker
    Member

    Another interesting thing about this; no email address to send to. (just looked at the pingback)
    Yeah, weird.
    ~m

    #174556

    As I said, since the title of the piece in the other blog is linked to the piece in your site, it could come under fair use. That said, I agree it takes brass ones. I always do a short exerpt or quote and then a link to the full story on the other blog. Not everyone does though.

    #174560

    badsneaker
    Member

    I’m going to try and leave a comment (and not lose my temper)
    Thanks so much, SP
    ~m

    #174566

    You’re very welcome, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a happy outcome for you.

    #174572

    badsneaker
    Member

    I’ll let you know.
    Thanks again.
    Just left a comment on ‘said’ blog and used no profanity.
    Go figger . . .
    ~m

    #174578

    That’s the best way really and thanks for keeping us informed.

    #174891

    comzicchef
    Member

    while im here i had a prob with a splog steal my post, and leave me a ” a vanity comment”. when i went to the site, filled ,with odd scripts, noticed it was not a wordpress.com blog, however they had clearly stolen a worpress.com theme! It was a mascarade.
    my question is…
    where is the proper place to report a domain that is doing this kind of stuff?

    #174892

    comzicchef
    Member

    my apologies… i just now saw the link for Wp complaints… sorry

    #174893

    rosclarke
    Member

    @comzicchef. Lots of (all of?) the wordpress.com themes are available for non-WP.com users. If you self-host your blog, you can download the WP.org software and apply any of these themes. This is perfectly in line with their licensing agreements.

    If you think your own post content has been stolen in breach of copyright then you may make a complaint about that. Try looking at some of the links in thesacredpath’s posts above for more information about how and when to do this.

    #174895

    mickmck707
    Member

    when I copyed your x-mas tree I used to wish the troops the are risking their lives for us. Yours was the best one I saw. It has b een removed. If you check my site again you will see that anything I took from your blog has been removed. I also had added you to my blogroll which I though was the rule. That has been removed also.

    mickmck707

    #174896

    mickmck707
    Member

    I missed a couple of words in the first comment I was so pissed, my Irish I guess. I used the tree to wish the troops that are fighting for you and the rest of the country A”Merry Christmas”. I know a lot of people do not agree with the war, but I do and I am a veteran.
    I am glad I didn’t do anything real serious to you, You would have a hit put out on mickmck707

    #174897

    raincoaster
    Member

    That does not sound like fair use. You can take one paragraph in four or so, and give a link in the post to say where to read the rest, but you can’t take an entire post. That is illegal. Live and learn.

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