What you need to do, if someone steals your content?

Because your website is public & available for the entire world, the chances are that anyone can copy your content & republish it on his or her website.

Now, to take some action, you need to contact Digital Millennium Copyright Acts {DMCA}.

And perform following procedures:

  • If you have found someone violating your (copyright), immediately file (DMCA) with the website, where its been posted.
  • If you are unable to find out owner of the website, simply file a (DMCA) with his or her hosting.
  • If you are unable to contact hosting company, you need to file (DMCA) with “search engine”.
  • If still, all these above mentioned procedures doesn’t pay you back, the last option will be to take a legal action.

Also check: Secret Trick To Monetize Youtube videos without Copyrights Infringement

How can you check, if your content is copied or not?

To check, if your content is copied or not, you need to make use of Copyscape to check on how many websites, the same content has been published. Its extremely easy to use because you just need to enter your website’s URL and it will tell you, if some one has used your post on his or her websites or not.

One more thing that you can do is to copy down 1 or 2 sentences from your post and insert it in Google. After pressing the enter button, Google will show you the list of websites that have used that particular line in bold color.

Note: Make sure that you are using excerpt with “quotes” to enable your search properly.

How to check, if someone has used your images on his or her website?

  • Visit Google Images, click the (camera-icon) located inside the “search-bar” & upload your picture or paste your URL to check which website has used your images.
  • Visit tineye & upload your file URL or a picture to check, if some one has already used it or not.
  • Visit www.digimarc.com, if you want to insert (digital-watermarks) on your pictures before uploading them on your website. This amazing service will instantaneously report you, if someone else used your images on his or her website.

How to File DMCA Complaints for Stolen Content

How can you file your (DMCA-complaint)?

After finding it, you can file a (DMCA-complaint) against a person, who has used your content on his or her website.

In order to file (notice-of-infringement) with a site or a person, you will have to provide a written statement by fax, email or a post. However, if you misused this complaint process, you will be fully responsible and liable of all the damages including attorney fees and costs.

Also check: How to write a plagiarism free article 

You will have to follow the below mentioned format to (expedite) the ability of the site to “process-your-request”. (Also try to include section no:’s):

  • Provide that website’s link.
  • Mention lines or the entire article, which is copied.
  • Provide your contact details, so that they can contact you
  • Also write down the following 2 statement.

How to File DMCA Complaints for Stolen Content

  • Sign your paper
  • Send it to the owner of that particular website along with a subject: DMCA Complaint. Do make sure that your complaint is written with in the body of your email rather than in the form of an attachment because people mostly avoid opening attachments because of security concerns.

Who to contact:

  1. Firstly, you need to make a complaint to person, who has copied your content. (Get the site owner’s information through WHOIS.
  2. Secondly, you need to make a complaint to his or her webhost, if he doesn’t give you a proper response.
  3. In the end, if nobody responds you, simply, file your complaint with Google by following the below mentioned process:

Once, the page has been (de-indexed), chances are that your copied work will not be found by anyone else.

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