Someone's Plagiarizing Our Blog, What Next?
February 26, 2014 5:29 AM Subscribe
So my friend and I have a blog with original content, and someone's stealing/reposting our material wholesale without proper attribution or even a link back to where they've nicked it.
posted by agog to Computers & Internet (27 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We have a CC license, but they're using our content to build their traffic and ad revenue, so in effect they're stealing content, hits, and in a sense, actual money from us (a piddling affair to be sure, we get flittle from ads, something like 28 euros since we started adverts a couple years ago).
Compare this example from our site
to their repost
And it's not just this one article. Look at all the articles they've lifted from my comrade "Daurade"
Anyone stumbling on this will think we're authors there ... they didn't even ask permission or send a heads up.
We get that we're not the only people that they're lifting from
, but still...
My co-author sent them a fairly courteous yet pointed "knock-it-off" message on their FB page, but they didn't respond. Any ideas beyond moving towards copyrighting our material and sending them a cease and desist letter of some sort? I'd hate to do that, but I don't like looking like I write for them. Maybe we should contact their service provider and let them know they're using our content in a way which contravenes our CC license? Or, should we just let it slide?