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DMCA To Remove Unauthorised Content
My content stolen by anothwer Adsense publisher

 4:59 am on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Recently I submitted a DMCA to Google to have a competitor's URL removed from the index as it was using content from my site without my consent. The DMCA I submitted was successful in getting references to that content removed from Google's index. The Google search team executed the delisting swiftly and for this I remain eternally grateful

The next step was to inform the Adsense team about the offending content, as the offending page carrying the content also carried Adsense ads next to my stolen content. Again, it would seem that I was successful, as the ads were also removed within days. The unauthorised content however, remains on display.

What irks me is that this plagiarising publisher is still displaying Adsense ads on other pages on his/her site and gets to keep their Adsense account even though Google considers this publisher to be a content thief and currently using stolen content.

From my perspective at least: It would appear that if you steal content you can get to keep your Adsense account, as long as your ads are not displayed on the pages displaying the unauthorised content. If one was to believe the banning anecdotes circulating in forums, one might well hold the notion that Adsense publishers have been banned without question for lesser violations.



 7:48 am on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Perhaps that's because he or she is earning money for Google?


 8:57 am on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

My initial post didn't really pose a question. It was merely an observation and a comment.

Your reply makes a fair assumption. If it holds substance in this particular case, the Adsense team's decision to turn a blind eye to publisher content theft is quite disturbing as far as I am concerned.


 10:39 am on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

here is what I did to successfully get an asian spammer banned from adsense. copy/paste content snippets into google then note other sites the thieving scumbags have stolen content from. choose the highest profile victims and email the web page authores to let them know their content has been stolen and give them the link to the adsense page that describes how to file a dmca [support.google.com...]


 12:56 pm on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

My DMCA's are acted upon within 2-4 days.

However, when I have reported MFA's that have no privacy policy page, all of them are still serving Adsense ads to this day.

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 8:52 pm on Dec 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Question how did you tell the adsense team? Did you e-mail them or did you have to few out a form?


 1:35 pm on Dec 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

You fill out a form online (Google support).


 4:22 am on Dec 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

If Adsense isn't on the Page of Stolen content what is wrong? They are not montizing your content with Adsense.

You had the content remove and ad stop serving on you content, you want to penalize the whole site?


 8:02 pm on Dec 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

If Adsense isn't on the Page of Stolen content what is wrong?

Google SE might see it as duplicate content. They get the credit and your original site gets lowered rankings.

A number of other possibilities I forget.

I just wish Google would accept DMCA notices by email. Some say they will, but they won't.

At least reputable hosting services mostly act on a simple email complaint without threats.


 8:34 pm on Dec 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Blogger (a division of Google) accepts DMCA's via email. Raise them to blogger-support@google.com

The Blogger Team are also quick to respond to Adsense violations. Often, they will act on them within 24 hours. :)


 5:06 am on Dec 19, 2011 (gmt 0)


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