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My first DMCA request to Blogspot

 10:40 pm on Mar 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Every few days, I go through referrals to see what kind of pages are linking to my sites. Today, I found a Blogspot blog which had images, text, reviews and other data from my newest site.

I did some digging around and found that the person most likely responsible for all of this theft has spent hours per day scouring my site over the past 2 weeks to repost on the Blogspot account. They even attempt to blur my watermarks on images, yet leave author names in tact for some reason. Yesterday, they spent almost 4 hours reading 79 pages and reproducing 6 full articles along with images on their Google-powered blog.

I have now submitted a DMCA takedown notice to both Blogspot and AdSense. I suspect with the continued growing popularity of this site, I will have to deal with the Blogspot and AdSense legal departments more often.

In this case, since 90%+ of all content on the blog is mine, can I request a swift takedown of all of my content in one go?



 11:27 pm on Mar 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Update: I ended up faxing a new request including all infringing URLs to their legal department in Mountain View.


 1:39 pm on Mar 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

Please update if/when you get results. Thank you!


 1:31 pm on Mar 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

I did get a reply.


In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have completed processing your infringement notice. We are in the process of disabling access to the content in question at the following URL(s):


The content will be removed shortly.

At this time, Google has decided not to take action at f. We encourage you to resolve any disputes directly with the individual who posted the content.

If you cannot reach an agreement and choose to pursue legal action against the individual who posted the content, and that action results in a judicial determination that the material is illegal or should be removed, please send us the court order seeking removal. In cases where the the individual who posted the content is anonymous, we may provide you with user information pursuant to a valid third party subpoena or other appropriate legal process against Google Inc.

Please let us know if we can assist you further. If you would like to file additional requests, we ask that you contact us by using the online forms at: www.google.com/support/go/legal as we do not accept add-on requests.


The Google Team

URL f was indeed removed, so I don't understand the next bit. I suspect whoever replied was lazy and hit the wrong form letter.

There is now new scraped content on the "blog", but none of it is mine.


 2:12 pm on Mar 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

Excellent! Good for you! (And thank you for the update!)


travelin cat

 10:47 pm on Mar 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

How long did it take to get the reply from Google?


 3:03 am on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have filed many DMCA requests to Google, including about Blogspot. They have taken anywhere from a couple of hours to 3 days to respond.

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