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Content Thief (7 posts)

  1. AmyCelona
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My post: http://websbyamy.com/wordpress-lesson-creating-a-download-link-in-a-post

    His post: http://wordpressexpert.dirdoo.com/download-link-in-a-post-how-to-create/

    This person has completely stolen an article I wrote on my blog. I left a comment (which is in moderation and will most probably not be posted).

    He claims to be a "WordPress Expert". There isn't anything I can do is there?

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. AmyCelona
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    THANK YOU!

    I have taken Lorelle's advice at:
    http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2006/04/10/what-do-you-do-when-someone-steals-your-content/ and composed an email (almost word-for-word but including the exact address of my article and his and the $100 option of paying for my content).

    I think that this is what she refers to as a "Splog" that just republishes articles from other sites to draw attention to his sidebar content. I did a WHOIS on dirdoo.com and emailed the email address (but it looks phoney) with the same info.

  4. AmyCelona
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I win! I win! I received an apology and he removed the content. Thank you again Michael for the right direction... and thanks to Lorelle for her smart advice!

  5. thisisedie
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    FYI -- I did some searching and it appears that most if not ALL of the articles on that site are stolen.

  6. AmyCelona
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When I spoke to the site owner, he was truly sorry and did remove it right away. He said that he had friends helping him create the site and they put the articles in. Perhaps he didn't know any better? I told him to fire his friends :-)

  7. thisisedie
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't think he was really sorry. If you take a sentence out of any post on his site and Google it, you'll see that it was taken from somewhere else. I emailed a few of those original authors and they emailed him and he removed theirs too. I emailed HIM also and called him on it but you'll see that there's still many posts there and they're all stolen. He only removes the ones he gets called on. If he was sorry, he'd take ALL the stolen content down and write his own posts.

    In one of the few he DID write (kinda -- he copied and pasted some random information about WP and then added a sentence after of his own) he says: "Needless to say, I’ll be acting on all three of those across my client sites..."

    He has clients? I don't think I'd like it too much if I found out the person I trust and pay to maintain my website was a thief.

    This kinda thing is all about the ads. He's using other people to make money.

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