Stolen Content

What to do if your blog posts are stolen by a spam “scraper” site.

publicmindshare.com

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Update: the domain is still active but the scraper site appears to have been removed.

We’ve had some reports of posts being republished without permission at publicmindshare.com. If one of your posts has been published there without permission, and you are the copyright holder of the material in that post, you can send a DMCA notice to the following addresses. This information was obtained from Whois and is believed to be accurate at the time this post was written, but you should confirm it yourself before taking action.

publicmindshare.com appears to be currently hosted on 209.62.36.13, a server managed by the web hosting company ThePlanet. Their DMCA email address is:

copyright@theplanet.com

Complete instructions for sending a DMCA takedown notice to ThePlanet are available here. You must include all of the information as instructed there, including a copy of the declaration with your full name and contact information filled in. In particular your DMCA notice must identify the specific URL of the post or page where your content has been copied without permission. Remember that making a false declaration in a DMCA takedown notice is illegal.

A sample DMCA notice suitable for sending to ThePlanet is listed on this page, under the heading DMCA Notice to Host.

Please note that the web hosting company merely manages the server on which that site is running; they are not responsible for its content and are probably unaware of its purpose.

Written by Alex

July 7, 2008 at 12:46 pm

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  1. Thank you for this useful piece of information. I’ve just received three spam comments informing me that two blogs used one of my post without any of my knowledge on publicmindshare.com.
    I have sent a DMCA Notice to them.
    Frank.

    Frank Ejby Poulsen

    July 29, 2008 at 5:41 pm


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