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bill

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I just found a website that totally ripped off my content. These guys are shameless.

Has anyone in the forum had experience with what method works best for approaching these types? I feel like writing a threatening letter, but don't know if that's the best way to start.

Appreciate any advice you have to offer....

- Bill S.

jackie

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I myself have found that directness is the best policy... Write to them that you are the rightful owner of this content, you have noticed that they have stolen your content, include the  copyscape comparison of the two pages as proof, and state that you require them to remove the content immediately.

This direct approach usually works wonders..They usually back down and comply right away.



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I just found a website that totally ripped off my content... [W]hat method works best for approaching these types?

The method that's worked best for me is to not approach the infringer at all.

Instead, go directly to the web host's site, find the host's DMCA or other copyright policy (if possible), and send the host an e-mail with the DMCA take-down information.

Make your e-mail as dispassionate as possible. If you come off sounding hysterical or unhinged or whatever, they'll ignore you as "just some nut". If, on the other hand, you come off sounding professional, even lawyer-ish, they tend to behave. In addition, you may be able to avoid dealing directly with the infringer, which -- trust me -- is a good thing.

Eliz.
Prabhudesai

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Hi,
I just noticed that a website (a .org) site has copied my entire article and taken credit for it by saying it was written by the administrator. I wrote them an email saying that they have copied my article without my permission and that they need to remove the article or direct their readers to my site. I was wondering thou, since I have yet not copyrighted my article legally, if I need to do anything more. I will also greatly appreciate any advise on how to go about copyrighting my article. Thanks alot.
Prabhudesai.
stapel

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Please create a new thread to open a new discussion, as tacking onto a pre-existing thread makes it appear as though you are replying, rather than asking. Thank you.

Turning to your question:

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I was wondering thou, since I have yet not copyrighted my article legally, if I need to do anything more. I will also greatly appreciate any advise on how to go about copyrighting my article.

If the site takes the desired action, then, no, you don't need to do more. Otherwise, follow the advise provided in this thread, on the Copyscape site, or try search engines for other information or advice.

Regarding registering your copyright, the government of your country of origin should have information on how to apply for registration. The American Copyright Office, for instance, would not be the same as the Indian Copyright Office.

Eliz.
jenishshah

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Originally Posted by stapel
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Originally Posted by bill
I just found a website that totally ripped off my content... [W]hat method works best for approaching these types?

The method that's worked best for me is to not approach the infringer at all.

Instead, go directly to the web host's site, find the host's DMCA or other copyright policy (if possible), and send the host an e-mail with the DMCA take-down information.

Make your e-mail as dispassionate as possible. If you come off sounding hysterical or unhinged or whatever, they'll ignore you as "just some nut". If, on the other hand, you come off sounding professional, even lawyer-ish, they tend to behave. In addition, you may be able to avoid dealing directly with the infringer, which -- trust me -- is a good thing.

Eliz.


Can you please elaborate this DMCA in details. I have a website whose content is copied and I need to protect it from the hackers.

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kontech

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Hi,
I just stumbled on this site and out of curiosity I did a search for copies of my site. I quickly learned that some lazy a...hole blatantly copied text from my site: http://www.kontech.net. Here's the other site: http://www.pclanpro.com
I guess it's time to contact the "author" to let him know how I feel about it.


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Placehold

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You think thats bad, Check this url for the whole story

http://www.techwebsupport.com/Name-Shame-h6.htm

regards





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Hi, I just recently started a new site and have been spending quite a lot of time writing articles that I will be posting in the next few weeks. I've heard that people's work often gets ripped off and that's why I started doing some research into how to protect my work and came across Copyscape. It's encouraging to see Placehold's story - not that the theme was ripped off, which is really bad, but that it was possible to do something about it.

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Eventually these scum will be hit with litigation and it will stop, before that its a nightmare


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Yea hit em' with litigation!
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