Stolen Content

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

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Update 2: the domain is no longer active.

Update: was evidently shut down at its old host and has now moved to a new server. The information below has been changed to reflect this (July 19 2008).

We’ve had some reports of posts being republished without permission at 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. appears to be currently hosted on, a server owned by the web hosting company GoDaddy. Their email address for copyright claims is:

The subject line of your email should include the words “Copyright Claim”.

Specific information about sending a copyright infringement notice to GoDaddy is available here, under the heading “Copyright Claims”. If your copyrighted material has been used without permission you can send a DMCA notice to that address demanding the removal of that material. You should identify the specific URLs that contain the infringing copy, state clearly that you are the copyright holder of that material and that you require its immediate removal, and give your full name and contact information. A sample DMCA notice can be found here, 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 18, 2008 at 12:10 am

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  1. Thanks for adding to this blog. The list of people who’ve had their writing stolen outright, and posted on that blog with a fraudulent credit to the original author (to deceive people into thinking the original author contributed it willingly) is lengthy.

    The blogger doing this should be (figuratively that is) shot and pissed on.


    June 1, 2008 at 1:57 am

  2. A simple DMCA notice should suffice 🙂


    June 1, 2008 at 2:32 am

  3. Thank you for posting this~I couldn’t figure out who the host was on the Whois site. I am working on the removal of 6 of my posts now.


    July 19, 2008 at 8:26 pm

  4. This site has at least 30 of my posts now.


    July 20, 2008 at 9:08 pm

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