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Will DMCA complaint work for the EU or Russian hoster?
DMCA is a U.S. law. However, it is the U.S. implementation of the WIPO treaties. Not sure how this works in terms of making a complaint. I'm sure there's somebody here with relevant experience, though.
I'd guess there's a similar procedure available, as long as the country is a WIPO signee.
If they have just lifted content from your site you could try contacting the hosting company, but to be honest as soon as you step out of your own country you face a major pain in the neck (legally).
Depending on what they do with your articles, you could implement some countermeasures to prevent it in the future. If they are passing off the content as their own "information" then simply write all your articles with liberal reference to other articles on your site. Do this to the point that people *need* the links to make full sense of the article. ;) Also, include your site name fairly frequently as well.
Basically just make it too much trouble for them to copy / edit your work so they move onto someone else.
However if they are simply autogenerating a site using your content then all this won't really make much difference because they won't care.
Try to get deep links from other sites to your articles - then at least they won't be the versions that are ditched in the SERPs.
Having said that, what's the issue here? That someone has used your article - but not provided you with backlinks? Or that someone has taken content from your site and is using it without your permission?
Are you insisting that they - the site in question - provide the links, or remove the stolen content?
[edited by: Syzygy at 9:11 am (utc) on Nov. 20, 2006]
I do submit my articles to high quality article banks (e.g. Ezinearticles). The latter publish them and in return give me some traffic. I consider this a fair win-win deal.
The others take them from these article banks, keep the author name and either do not reproduce the links or they find ways to disable them.
Initially I considered ignoring them - but this extensive duplication may be harmful.
Moreover I feel that they are unethical and act as parasites. Some of them seem to achieve some pageranking (may be due to the rich content).