On top of everything happening in 2020, we are seeing more and more content creators having their blog posts used by a third party without proper authorization. Today we are guiding you through what to do when someone steals your blog content.
Disclaimer: this is not legal advice, always consult a lawyer.
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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. Then, check the host contact details and email them explaining the situation with some examples alongside.
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