3 Quick Things You Can Do When Someone Steals Your Content
As we settle into 2023, we are seeing more and more instances of bloggers having their posts used by third parties without proper authorization. Today's post will walk you through what to do if you discover that someone has stolen your blog content.
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What to Do When Someone Steals Your Blog Content
1. Contact Their Host
Contacting the host is normally the quickest way to have the content remove and have the website flagged by copyright infringement. You can check what host the third party is using by going to Who Is Hosting This and searching for the URL of the site that has stolen your content. Next check the host contact details and email them explaining the situation with some examples attached as proof.
2. Submit a DMCA Complaint via Google Legal Support
File a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint against the website that features your stolen content. Under applicable laws, Google will help you reporting the content you would like removed from Google's services.
3. Have a Copyright Notice in Place
It's hard enough to produce good content; don't let thieves get the credit for your hard work.