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How To Protect My Content
Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:15 AM
Sorry in advance if im asking a simple question, just new to this.
Whats the best ways to go about protecting the content on my website?
I'm finding that people are copying our content or changing it slightly and using it on their site.
any help and advice is appreciated.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:47 AM
Instructions are here.
Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:15 AM
I've filed about a dozen in the last couple of weeks, and have had a 50 percent success rate in getting the offending material removed.
Whether it is worth the effort is another matter. In pure business terms, maybe it's not. But I get annoyed when I (or one of my co-workers) put effort into creating a useful and interesting page, only to see it getting ripped off by copyright thieves. If nothing else, I want to at least try to stop them getting away with it.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:11 AM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:03 AM
I tend to be against that, partly because it incoveniences users who have a legitimate reason for using the context menu, and partly because it's easy to circumvent: just use the Edit menu to copy the text.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:30 AM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:59 PM
Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:54 AM
What has Matt Cutts got to do with the ownership of my intellectual property, and the actions of people who steal it?
Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:55 AM
Have you ever used copyscape.com? this is a service designed to help you locate and stop plagiarism of your website content. The also have a more pro active system called copysentry that will actively monitor your content and the web at large and report back to you when it finds new instances of your copy.
I would caution about worrying about this too much as scraping is just part of the web and always will be but if you want to be vigilent, then copyscape and copysentry are certainly worth a look.
Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:53 AM
Yes, I have used CopyScape. It does a good job of detecting copies, but it certainly does not "stop plagiarism". It is up to the legitimate owner of the IP to do that. But you're right - it's a useful tool.
My current policy is only to take action where the infringemet appears to be doing my sites some definite harm. Usually, that means where it is competiting with it for SERPS placements - and therefore potentially causing financial loss.
In other cases, I tend not to bother. But that's not to say I condone the plagiarism.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 11:18 AM
I filed a DMCA takedown request with Google. I wanted Big G to know this wasn't sanctioned by us, and I didn't want their pages to show up in the SERPs alongside our legitimate site. (Not that they would have, most likely -- but I didn't want to take any chances.)
I filed the request one afternoon. By the time I got in the next morning, I had a reply from Google saying they'd removed the offending pages from their results. Now, instead of listings for those pages in Google, you see:
I may not be able to stop them from copying, but I can stop them from showing up in Google (which tends to make the copying a lot less attractive, I would think...)
Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:55 PM
In addition to filing the take-down request with Google, you should file one with the site itself - or, if that fails, with its hosting company. After all, not even Google can remove the site.
Posted 26 September 2011 - 03:03 AM
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