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illegally copied material question (8 posts)

  1. martiniwilson
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I can't figure out the best way to address this, but a WordPress blog has appropriated a blog post I wrote. The blog is http://trailers-watch.com/ and the post in question is http://trailers-watch.com/the-office-series-finale/ what took my entire post from my blog, called The Culturephiles, here: http://culturephiles.blogspot.com/2009/10/office-series-finale-or-goodbye-old.html

    I can find no way to contact the blog owner itself, nor do I see who I can email at WordPress to ask that this post (or the blog) be removed...

    Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Thanks very much,
    Martin

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There is nothing we can do for you here. If you are talking about a wordpress.COM blog, then use this to contact them http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    This forum is NOT wordpress.COM. If you have copyright concerns then contact the web-host of the domain that is in violation. Something like http://www.whois.net/ might help figure out what host to contact.

    Related search:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=wordpress+copyright+infringement

  3. Oscar Gonzalez
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Also, check this out from Lorelle. The article is good, then at the bottom you'll see a lot of good links on what to do and other options that might help you out.
    http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2006/04/11/finding-stolen-content-and-copyright-infringements/

  4. jtlowe22
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's one thing that the person does not attribute the story to you and another that he/she is trying to make monetary gains from your story by surrounding it in advertisements.

    You have the evidence because the story images from his site are being pulled from your blogspot account. Just 'rightclick>view in new window' the image and this will give you the address. Like others have said, take evidence to the hosting provider.

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  6. jtlowe22
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've been thinking about this and I know I'm going to be PO'd when this happens to me but it might not be worth the effort of the whole process. It could take a lot of time and effort to contact the hosting service, prove you own the stuff, and get them to do something about it. They probably would only end up sending the person a notice to remove the content; which would be good but it would be even better if the person lost their hosting account. I'd definitely send the hosting company an email and see how much effort this is going to entail.

    It's too bad people have to copy things word-for-word and claim it as their own. The least they could do is give credit to the author.

  7. Digital Raindrops
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    One thing you could do is take down and re-upload your images with a watermark with your blog address, that should break the link and if they have not copied the images mess them up.

    Always add a watermark to your images they become of less use to a theif.

    But then where did you source the images, they might be subject to copyright as well?

    One image has been used 99 times

    David

  8. rogerpaige
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can also leave a comment for them and that normally will suffice. Unfortunately you have to wait for them to react or respond to your email before you have any legal recourse.

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