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August 14, 2011

How To Report Copyright Violation To Blogger?


fight-copyright-violation on BloggerI am writing this post after personally experiencing that it really works. Here I will also share an example as a proof of a blogger blog whose content was deleted after we reported it to Google DMCA and also Plagiarism Detector which is a plagiarism detection system. I will share his link because I feel its time to keep things transparent. Those who don't cooperate by respecting copyrights and enjoy online plagiarism doesn't deserve to be respected online in blogosphere at least. In this tutorial you will learn a simple free method of submitting a copyright violation complain or policy violation complain to Blogger.

Report alleged Copyright Infringement to Blogger

When a Google blogger user steal away others content and republish them without the permission of the original author than it becomes a violation. In our case author of ezaay.net has published and is still publishing several tutorials on his blog despite our polite warning letter but we received no convincing reply therefore we were forced to bring the matter to justice.
This is the Post that he copied:
This is the unauthorized copy of the same post on his blog which no longer exists as Blogger deleted it upon our request:
If you take a tour of this content thieve then you will find several duplicate copies of MBT Blog on his site. Almost every post published at MBT is republished by him without our permission. He is just one example out of many that we are facing at the moment. Almost all his popular posts that hang on his sidebar are those taken from MBT without credit backlinks.

Fighting Copyright violation on Blogger

This is what we did to convince Blogger to delete our post from his blog:
I simply filled this form -> GOOGLE DMCA : Blogger
To fill up the form follow these steps:
  1. Submit your full name and write your blog title as your Company
  2. Fill up the first box with the URL of your original content/post. If more than one post is copied than add one URL per line.
  3. Fill up the second box describing what has been violated and who violated it.
  4. In the box that asks for the Location of the allegedly infringing material, simply submit the URL of that post where you content is violated. You can also paste more than one URLs by clicking the link under the box that says Add an additional field
  5. Check the two boxes to agree to terms
  6. In the signature box write your full name again.
  7. Finally hit the submit button
After following all these steps I received this Email:
Hi,
Thanks for reaching out to us!
We have received your legal request. We receive many such complaints each day; your message is in our queue, and we'll get to it as quickly as our workload permits.
Due to the large volume of requests that we experience, please note that we will only be able to provide you with a response if we determine your request may be a valid and actionable legal complaint, and we may respond with questions or requests for clarification.  For more information on Google's Terms of Service, please visit http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS
We appreciate your patience as we investigate your request.
Regards,
The Google Team

And just after 5 hours I received a confirmation that the post has been deleted successfully.
Hello Mohammad,
Thanks for reaching out to us.
In accordance with the DMCA, we have completed processing your infringement complaint and the content in question no longer appears on the following URL(s):
http://www.ezaay.net/2011/08/create-google-add-to-circles-widget-for.html
Please let us know if we can assist you further.
This is how things worked and we discovered a new free way of keeping our content safe online. The purpose of this post was only to educate you all with ways to protect your online resources. In my future posts I will be focusing more on AdSense and YouTube policy violation with more example. If you have any question related to this post then feel free to ask for any assistance if needed. Stay safe, respect others' efforts and keep blogging humbly. Blessings. :>




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  1. Hello Mohammad,
    Nice article but can you tell me how to find that someone is copping my content?

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  2. wow thanks for such a nice post , i like it , i will follow these way's when ever i got something wrong!

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  3. This is very helpfull. I'll follow Your steps to kick violators on my blog. Thank you, Bro!

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  4. Thanks Mohammad .
    Don't you think that you have made famous ezaay's blog by posting his URL???

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  5. Thank you all buddies. I am glad that you found the info helpful.

    @camera
    There is no good in bad publicity. It is good that we should pin point such people so that awareness may spread and plagiarism may be discouraged. This post already caused him great trouble :>

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  6. @Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai

    Hi Bro.. I've few question.

    1. Well do we need to get a real copyright. Or just that we ourself write our content is sufficient to prove that we are owner of the content.
    Few of my articles have been widely copied by people on net. It's not that the article wasn't on net before i published. Well i won't boast as you know we often read somewhere and than get idea to write in our own style. (though many articles are our own sole ideas). Now my question is do we need to get a real copyright. Or it's sufficient that we wrote content ourself ?

    2. My articles have been copied by non blogger sites how to report them in case they dont act on a polite request ?

    Thanks a lot bro..
    I write at Htda.Net

    ** And for offender it's always good to give credit to original site. No one can hide from google even if stays hidden from the eys of content owner. Even me and many real bloggers do mention source with a follow link wherever necessary. Adding a link won't hurt your blog, infact it develops friendly relations.**

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  7. Hello bro..
    I have the same problem..

    Many of my articles are copied..

    I reported Google.. But they said that the other blog doesn't belong to Google.. So they can't do anything!!

    Please help!!

    You can PM me at m.pinto@live.in
    Do visit my blog: www.ProHacker.IN

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  8. @Er.Batish, MCSE

    1) If your article is copied word to word or 80% replicated then you have full right to report it. Google team will check it and will instantly delete that post of violator.
    You just need to submit your URL and the infringed page URL. No need to buy a copyright claim.

    2) In case your site is not hosted by Google you can still report it to Adsense. But first warn the violator that his Adsense account will be banned if he did not cooperated. If in case he didn't listen then go ahead. Google will of course not remove the post but they will penalize the sites ranking and could take actions against his adsense account.
    If you want his post to be removed then better pay $10 to non-Google DMCA and they will do the job for you.

    @M.pinto

    Please read the second answer to @Er.Batish, MCSE
    I hope that will answer yours too brother. :>

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  9. @Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai

    Oh thanks bro :) the thing is people change the images and little of content,, OK can you please tell me the best way to find out "copies of articles" on internet, apart from searching on google for the main keywords of article..
    Thanks..

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  10. Great Post Very Useful.Thanks For Sharing This Trick.

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  11. Thanks for this, i've politely emailed bloggers who infringed Ngbuzz Forum copyright but their response is not always good.

    I just used the steps above to file take down actions for two blog posts, i hope google works on it soon.

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  12. Hi Mohammad

    Will Google let the violator know our name? I don't want that person to take revenge on me later.

    Thanks

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  13. Great! But is there any service who provides you either your content is being copied?

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  14. @Mohammad
    mera blog design copied hova hai from mytechcafe.com mujhe batain what can i do this is my blog hackthehackersidea.blogspot.com

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  15. Ohh sweet article I was looking for.Just now filed DMCA form as pointed by the author and asked Google to remove the content.

    I found two of my articles copied by two different bloggers and one of them surprisingly using Adsense ads of his site

    I think google didn't apporoved my Adsense application,because it thought we were copying articles from other site.

    But I know it is other way around.

    P.S:Can author tell me how to report Facebook copyright violations?

    Thanks and cheers.

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  16. I complained And Received the first mail as same as your's .
    Copyrighted Post
    http://cloudspedia.blogspot.com/2013/07/best-tips-of-seo-to-increase-traffic.html

    Violated Post
    http://www.helpnewbloggers.me/2013/07/top-5-best-tips-of-seo-to-increase.html

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  17. how to add copyright in my blogger blog pleaze help

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  18. Very Nice post ... thank you for the post ,
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  19. Thank you so much for the information.I have reported about one of my stolen post.I didn't know we can report it to Google.Thank you so much once again.

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  20. Thanks so much for the info, I do have the same problem like yours but in different way. They use my blog contents to make money, some kind like that.

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