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What to do if my website has been plagiarized
website plagiarism, copyright infringement

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Msg#: 4166322 posted 5:39 am on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Today I found out that more than 100 pages of my informational website have been plagiarized. I already contacted the owner of the other site where my copy appears. I told him that if he doesn't take down my copy within 24 hours, I will contact my lawyer, BBB and his host. What else can I do?

I have not registered my site with the U.S. copyright office yet, but will do so tomorrow. I have more than 1,000 pages on my site and wonder how I can protect my work, which took me 4 years until now to create.

If somebody has had similar experiences, I would greatly appreciate any tips.



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Msg#: 4166322 posted 7:47 am on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

What else can I do?

Not a lot. Wait to see what response you get from him.


Msg#: 4166322 posted 9:33 am on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Might help you:

Report Plagiarism to a Search Engine or to a Teacher [plagiarismchecker.com]

How to Report Plagiarism to Google Online Pronto [ehow.com]

How to Find and Report Plagiarism [ehow.com]

Combating Website Plagiarism [small-biz-marketing-tips.com]

Online Plagiarism: How To Detect, Fight And Report The Unlicensed Republication Of Your Content [masternewmedia.org]

Combating Plagiarism (PDF) [cqpress.com]

Links Source [google.com]


Msg#: 4166322 posted 4:39 pm on Jul 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

I think you must urgently register your site, but I think the action must be: first, register you site then throw you links. But I think If you can register your site you must change the name of it?!

[edited by: tedster at 12:44 am (utc) on Jul 13, 2010]
[edit reason] removed the URL signature [/edit]


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Msg#: 4166322 posted 11:45 am on Jul 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

File a DMCA complaint with the web host and Google and other search engines

Show proof that the content is yours -- and that means be prepared to show that this URL of theirs correspond to your URL. Someone copied my 5000+ page site and it was a pain to create the spreadsheet but that was what Google wanted


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Msg#: 4166322 posted 10:48 am on Jul 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

...and if they have advertising see if their advertising provider takes DMCA notices as well.


Msg#: 4166322 posted 4:40 pm on Jul 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Contact their hosting provider to see what the procedure is to lodge a complaint - if they can take their site down, this will be the most effective remedy.

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