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Stolen Content (10 posts)

  1. skiino
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Dear WordPress:

    I am contacting you because one of my blog posts (my blog is not powered by WordPress) has been stolen in its entirety by a WordPress blog, with no credit given or link back to my original post. I searched the blog for a way to contact the person running it, but with no luck.

    The URL of offending blog is: http://www.loupatou.com/
    The URL of the specific post is: http://www.loupatou.com/archives/1784

    You can see my original post here: http://avenuefood.com/2007/06/05/db-stands-for-daniel-bouludnot-danny-brown.aspx

    Thanks so much for anything you can do about this.

    --Sarah Kiino

  2. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There's two things to this:

    1) If the site is run by WordPress.com (is hosted by WordPress.com) then you're on the wrong forum. This is WordPress.ORG. You need to check wordpress.COM.

    2) If it's a person who's hosting their own site, and has htier own installation of WordPress (meaning, NOT a wordpress.COM site), then you need to take it up with the person who's stolen your content. WordPress has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what someone else does with their blog. Coming to us to expect us to do something is like going to Smith & Wesson because some guy murdered your dog with one of their guns. They can't do anything about it, and neither can we.

  3. skiino
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry, didn't mean to commit the abominable sin I clearly did--I was just asking for help.
    I didn't realize there is a difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org.
    Not that it matters, but I believe the blog is wordpress.org (that's the page I got when I clicked on the wordpress button on the bottom of the page.)
    As I said, there is no contact info for the person behind the blog.
    Guess I'll try again going through their comments, though earlier it wasn't even letting me do that.

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    http://www.whois.net/whois_new.cgi?d=loupatou&tld=com

    russian -- and they hotlinked one of your images so the very least you should do is some image swapping OR fix it so they cant hotlink your images. Not only have they stolen your content, but every clickthrough to that post steals your bandwidth. It's the gift that keeps giving.

    How to prevent hotlinking:

    http://underscorebleach.net/jotsheet/2004/11/stop-image-hotlinking-tutorial-htaccess-apache
    http://www.devpapers.com/article/242

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=How+to+prevent+hotlinking&btnG=Google+Search

  5. breakingball
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    http://whois.domaintools.com/loupatou.com

    Russian registrar, Brazilian host, Washington DC IP address...

    It's a lot to think about.

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I win. :P

  7. breakingball
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    15 lousy seconds. :-\

    (smiling on the inside.)

  8. skiino
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you so much for the tips--I've learned my lesson and will be much more careful in the future about protecting my content.

  9. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry, didn't mean to commit the abominable sin I clearly did--I was just asking for help.

    Um...no one suggested you did. I was just providing an answer for you. If the letters in caps are what threw you off, I only did that to make them more pronounced so you'd notice the difference.

    I said wordpress.org can't do anything about it because wordpress only provides the program, and nothing else. What the end user does with it is the end user's responsibility.

    If someone is stealing from you, then you need to either contact them, or contact their hosting provider. Most hosts (if not all) have clauses in their terms of service that will shut down a blog for any hint of copyright infringement. If you can't get the site owner, then you need to contact their host and let them know what's going on.

  10. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    then you need to either contact them

    Gotta admit that 99% of the time, I just suggest contacting the webhost and skipping direct contact. if they're stealing content from you, chances are they're stealing content from someone else or doing something else that they shouldn't.

    Also seems like more and more these content scrappers are bigger outfits or even webhosts themselves.

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