Stolen Content

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

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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 copyright infringement 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 managed by WiredTree, a service provider in Chicago. Their email addresses for abuse reports is:

They do not provide specific instructions for reporting copyright infringement. If your copyrighted material has been used without permission you can send a copyright infringement notice demanding the removal of that material. You should identify the specific URL that contains 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 copyright infringement notice can be found 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

November 8, 2008 at 9:49 pm

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  1. They also seem to have the ip of
    At least that is what I found when they stole posts on Nov 3rd and 8th


    November 9, 2008 at 2:01 am

  2. I just opened my account here this week and already two of my blogs have appeared on I commented on the first that I was the author as they started it out by saying something like “SYCO wrote…” and that’s obviously not me. Do I need to include a copyright notice in all of my posts? And since I’d rather not reveal my real name, how would one do so? I appreciate that my stuff is getting out there, but I’d rather it were picked up with my permission.

    Lady Di

    November 12, 2008 at 3:30 pm

  3. Lady Di, you don’t need to put a copyright notice on something for it to be protected by copyright. I updated the FAQ to clarify this.

    It’s a good idea to put a copyright notice somewhere on your blog, but it’s mainly for the benefit of law-abiding readers — scrapers will ignore it, and whether or not it’s there doesn’t affect your ability to make a DMCA copyright complaint.


    November 13, 2008 at 3:32 am

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