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|Yahoo Answers copied my content|
gave link to me with rel=nofollow tag
| 1:29 pm on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Someone asked a question at Yahoo! Answers service.
They provided a reply based on our website. The reply is basicly a copy of one of our pages that perfectly answers the question.
So now, our content is both: on our site and yahoo answers. and both pages are cached by google.
the reply gives a link to my site but it is with a nofollow tag.
I am wondering what to do now.
it would be funny to run DMCA against yahoo answers.
| 2:00 pm on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Surely Yahoo Answers must have some point of contact for such cases? I'd assume they would be interested in a "friendly solution", yours can't be the first case of this kind.
| 6:11 pm on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Did they snag your whole page, or just quote a section of it?
I can totally sympathize but if they just quoted you, gave you credit, and then linked to you, you came out pretty good.
The nofollow sucks though :P
| 6:15 pm on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)|
When the OP says "basicly a copy of one of our pages" that sounds like significantly more than a fair-use quoted snippet.
| 7:49 am on Oct 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
they replier copied all text from the page. they did not include menus and pictures of course.
but the entire text from my page was simply copied.
sure i get a credit. but now my page can be deemed a copy of yahoo and not yahoo page a copy of mine.
I simply would not like to rewrite my page to make it original only because a website like yahoo.com took it.
in SE's eyes, yahoo.com will always have more trust...
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