Internet is the open platform and it gives opportunities to the online burglars to steal information like articles, content and blog posts.
It is a common phenomenon today to steal the blog’s content of a blogger and it is becoming a problem for the bloggers. It is easy to find out the sites where duplicate content or content of your blog is published.
There are many online tools available to check the plagiarism of the content. But, the real challenge is that you are not aware what needs to be done next when you find someone has copied your blog’s post.
So, for your assistance and make you aware the process here is the guide on what to do when bloggers copy your original blog content.
Approach the Site Concerned
The very first step is to approach the webmaster and politely let them know that they are using your original content and they are into breeching of copyright and request them to remove the content instantly.
In more than90% of the cases, the content is removed within 24-48 hours after the notification. The webmaster also sent a letter of apology for the same.
But, if no content details of the webmaster are available on their respective site, then you may try some random emails addresses or try out the methods mentioned below.
Running Whois Check
The second step is to run the Whois Check on the site that is in question. You will come across with a variety of services online that do Whois Check.
This checking process will not only help you to find the site where your original blog content is used, but also provides you details regarding the site owner.
This checking will not provide you more details, but it will provide you 2-3 avenues to take further actions.
It will give you the name of the registrant of the site in question and their email address. It also lets you know when the site is registered and who is hosting the site online.
Contacting the Site’s Host and Advertisers
The next step is to contact the site hosts. This needs to be done when you get no reply from the webmaster.
You need to approach the hosting company and let them know that they are hosting a site that is breeching the copyright and request them to contact the site owner on your behalf and ask them to remove the content with immediate action.
If this is not possible for them, then ask the hosting company to remove the site from hosting as they are promoting the site that is involved in copyright breeching.
Moreover, you also need to contact the advertisers of the site in question. This is important step and you need to do it.
You need to inform the advertiser about their copyright breeching and withheld their earning capacity from the ads. You also need to ask the advertisers to stop dealing those copyright breeching sites.
File a Report to Bann Them from Google and Other Search Engines
The next action is to file a report or notice of infringement of the DCA or Digital Millennium Copyright Act with Google. This will enforce Google the permanently ban the site in question from Google Search Engine.
Almost all other search engines have the similar procedure which you need to follow in order to get the site banned from their search engines.
This way you can ban the sites in question or get your original blog content removed from the site immediately.
The Legal Action At Last
If none of these actions pay you, then the final step is to take legal action against the site in question. This is the last course of action which you only need to take when none of these actions work for you.
The Whois Check would give you sufficient information to start with the proceedings to file a lawsuit against the site in question.
These are some of the steps which you need to take when you find other bloggers are copying the original blog content.
You may also check for other processes online and get idea how to approach the webmaster to ask them remove the original content from their blog.