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  • Resolved montanabelle

    (@montanabelle)


    Hi I have a WordPress blog at Redacted. (It is a wordpress.com site.)

    This past weekend it came to my attention that someone at “Say What” [redacted] stole one of my articles and placed it on their WordPress.org blog.

    I did contact them as soon as I saw what they did, but they have not yet removed my article. I then contacted wordpress.com and they advised me to send a message WordPress.org in hopes that someone can intervene and remove my stolen article from their site.

    At the end of the post they did credit me with this: “Source: Life and
    Hand Quilting’” [redacted]. However the name Larry C. McNeeley is still being credited as the author.

    I have posted an article about this on my blog hoping to inform the blogging community of this injustice and one of my readers informed me that she found many other articles that had been stolen from other bloggers.

    I am posting on this forum in hopes that someone can remove my blog post from the offending site and intervene on behalf of all bloggers who are currently having their work stolen from then by whoever is behind the blog.

    I have tried to contact WordPress.org directly, but I cannot find a “contact” or “Support” link anywhere.

    Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by  Steve Stern.
    • This topic was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by  Jan Dembowski.
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  • Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Volunteer

    WordPress.org does not providing hosting for sites, it provides the software for other people to use their own sites on their own hosts. WordPress’s philosophy and bill of rights permit people to use WordPress software for any reason they want, without any enforcement over legality or illegality. We leave that up to the webhosts. In cases of theft, abuse, harassment, or other such behavior, your best recourse is to contact their web host directly. You can use WHOIS to determine where they’re hosted, as well as resources like http://www.whoishostingthis.com to find relevant information.

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    It is a wordpress.com site.

    This is wordpress.ORG support forum!

    That means you have posted at wrong place.

    To clear up any confusion, WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two different entities: https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_vs_WordPress.com

    WordPress.com has complete documentation and support contacts at https://support.wordpress.com/

    Thank you Steve, I appreciate your help.

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