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How do i know if someone has copied content from my website?

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by aspire, Sep 23, 2007.

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    How do I know if someone has copied content from my website. Is there a some kind of plugin that can be installed or some software that works automatically. Please help members.
    aspire, Sep 23, 2007 IP
  2. gr8liverpoolfan

    gr8liverpoolfan Notable Member

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    #2
    Use copyscape.com
    gr8liverpoolfan, Sep 23, 2007 IP
  3. leo

    leo Peon

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    #3
    Yes, copyscape is great. A completely different problem, however, is: how do you prove that yours is the original and the other is the copy.

    This is something for which I haven't found an answer yet.

    Regards
    leo, Sep 23, 2007 IP
  4. LayLifeScience

    LayLifeScience Peon

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    You can use The Internet Archive to prove that the content appeared earlier on your web site through the Wayback Machine. Sometimes, however, the Wayback Machine doesn't work. So I would also suggest keeping dated text documents and/or pdf files of your web site content on your computer as proof of ownership. If possible, upload the dated files on your server or email them to yourself.
    LayLifeScience, Sep 23, 2007 IP
  5. aspire

    aspire Active Member

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    Once I saw someone using a software which would immediately put up an alert to the person that he has copied the content from the x site. It will also immediately put a simultaneous alert to the person from whose site the content has been copied. Anyone aware of such a system?
    aspire, Sep 23, 2007 IP
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    LayLifeScience Peon

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    I haven't heard of it but another thing I forgot is google alerts. You can set up alerts for some phrases taken from your content so you'd know if ever somebody ripped you.
    LayLifeScience, Sep 23, 2007 IP
  7. aspire

    aspire Active Member

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    How do we set up such alerts in Google?
    aspire, Sep 23, 2007 IP
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    LayLifeScience Peon

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    LayLifeScience, Sep 23, 2007 IP
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    Analyst, Sep 23, 2007 IP
  10. aspire

    aspire Active Member

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    Great. I will set up the alerts at Google and keep you guys updated on how well it works for me.

    Still if anyone comes across that auto software of detecting duplicate content, please do share with all of us here at DP :)
    aspire, Sep 23, 2007 IP
  11. leo

    leo Peon

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    Yeah - that's a good idea, tnx a lot for that one!

    Regards
    leo, Sep 23, 2007 IP
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    LayLifeScience Peon

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    You're welcome. :) And I hope you won't ever need it (hope nobody rips your content off. lol)
    LayLifeScience, Sep 23, 2007 IP
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    jhmattern Prominent Member

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    Copyscape is actually worthless if you really care about who's stealing your content. A lot of stuff will pass copyscape and still be an illegal rewrite of your work (essentially just changing some words around). Use unique phrases in your articles that really couldn't be effectively rephrased in any way, and set up an alert for them so you're notified any time they appear in the search indexes (you can do the same for article titles). If something comes up, look at it and see if it's stolen or not in some way.
    jhmattern, Sep 23, 2007 IP
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    DeiformArtics Peon

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    Thanks Jenn. That was definitely a good info..
    DeiformArtics, Sep 24, 2007 IP
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    peterkohar Guest

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    no, if you want to check.. just write down allintitle:"xxxx". you just need to remember all the written in your headline content. the paste the headline to change the "xxxx". so you can search who and who already stole your content..
    peterkohar, Sep 24, 2007 IP
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    jhmattern Prominent Member

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    A lot of thieves are smart enough to change the title....
    jhmattern, Sep 24, 2007 IP
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    Google Search is the best source for detection infrigement.

    Take a unique snippet of text (32 words or less) and type into Google - then set Google Alert for new listings to be sent to your email address.

    ... with your personal information page you can manage unlimited Alerts.
    fathom, Sep 25, 2007 IP
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    When you've found someone stealing your content, what can you do? Unless you're prepared to get an intellectual-property lawyer involved, is there a way to make the thief take down the duplicate material?
    Lucia-mia, Sep 25, 2007 IP
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    jhmattern Prominent Member

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    Report them to their host.

    Report them to the major search engines.

    Report them to their advertisers.
    jhmattern, Sep 25, 2007 IP
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    plagiarism finder is the tool
    Flif, Sep 27, 2007 IP