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[resolved] Plagiarism of my articles. (6 posts)

  1. ladymermaid
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    A user of your site has plagiarized my article and I would like to have it removed please.

    http://puckeypower.com/?m=201012&paged=101

    April 6, 2011
    Dear Sir or Madam,
    You are using a work that I own the copyright of. The name of the work involved is “Get crow awayis getting doom away”. It appears on a site operated by you at http://puckeypower.com/?m=201012&paged=101 I have reserved all rights to this work, which was first published at http://www.squidoo.com/crows_intelligence on 08/17/2008.
    Your copying and or use of my work, which appear at the link above, is unauthorized. You neither asked, for nor received my permission to use the piece, nor to make or distribute copies of them in the manner you have. Furthermore, you have taken credit for my work and caused confusion as to whom the original author of the work is. Therefore, I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 USC §101, et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $100,000. Further, such copyright infringement is a direct violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and International Copyright Law.
    I demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of the work and all copies of it, that you remove any further works you may have stolen and that you desist from this or any other infringement of my rights in the future. Furthermore, I demand that you post an apology on the site clarifying who the real author is and that you inform others that might have been misled by your misuse of the works’ origins.
    If I have not received proof of compliance from you within 72 hours, I shall consider taking the full legal remedies available to rectify this situation including contacting my lawyer and/or your site’s administrators.
    Please help to stop plagiarism by checking for duplicate copy before publishing an article on your site.
    Sincerely
    Lorelei Cohen aka A-Redneck

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The site in question isn't "our site". It's a site that simply happens to use the WordPress blogging platform which his a freely distributed application.

    Please try contacting the site's owner. I would also recommend reading this page.

  3. Snat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    DMCA the webhost if the webhost is within the United States, WordPress can not do anything for you.

  4. wgdefoore
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello

    This site lists WordPress.org as the host:
    http://howdoigetmydaughteroffdrugs.com/category/addiction-news/

    It has plagiarized content from my site:

    http://www.angermanagementresource.com/child-anger-management.html

    There is no contact info available that I can find.

    This was reported to me by Copyscape. Do I have any recourse here, or can you direct me to the correct source?

    Thanks in advance

  5. SGHB
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It doesn't list wordpress.org as the host it lists wordpress.org as powered by, totally different thing to hosting.

    Dreamhost are the people you need to contact

    http://www.dreamhost.com/

    As they are the hosts of http://howdoigetmydaughteroffdrugs.com

  6. wgdefoore
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for your help.

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