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How to protect my blog articles from stealing?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by roy76, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hi! What is the best way to protect my content on blogger?
    SEMrush
     
    roy76, Jan 9, 2013 IP
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  2. PassGoSEO

    PassGoSEO Member

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    Move to Wordpress.
     
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    Any other alternatives?!
     
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  4. vangel

    vangel Active Member

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    #4
    moving to wordpress or whatever is a stupid answer. Moving to any technology that does publishing does not automatically protect your content.

    You can however use tools and plugins from wordpress or other 3rd party services to prevent known scrapers etc. Secondly you need services like http://www.copyscape.com/ that detect duplicate content and notify you.
    folllowing that you must send a legall notice (or DMCA) to the offending site owner. You have to follow a legal process here and you can find legall advisors or hire your own lawyers.

    I have recently come across a DMCA service for content owners on this site http://www.whoishostingthis.com/dmca/ . I have not used it and neither an I am aff with it. Just saying that atleast now you have an option to use a cheaper online service to take care of these things.
     
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    drjackson Greenhorn

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    Ya vangel has it right. all in all if you publish stuff on the web it can easily be taken
     
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    mukesh4bs Active Member

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    Use free service from tynt for blogger.
     
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    PassGoSEO Member

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    I'm sure the original poster isn't quite as dumb as you seem to think he is, and understood the point perfectly. The point (which I am surprised I have to spell out!) is that on Wordpress there are no end of plugins that help you 'protect' your blog. There are even lots of free ones. They install in a single click and run out of the box.

    Try doing that on blogger.

    Sure they don't offer 100% protection, but how could that ever be? If someone REALLY wanted to steal your stuff, they could type it in again by hand. If they can read it, they can retype it.

    edit - BTW, You say moving to wordpress is 'stupid', and then you highlight the advantages of moving to wordpress. I guess 'stupid is as stupid does'. :D
     
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  8. michael.chuah

    michael.chuah Peon

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    There is an alternative to make life difficult for content copying.
    You can use html scripts to disable copy on every page of your site or blogs.
    Then the chances of your content being copied is greatly reduced because you
    have basically disable copy and paste.
    Hope this is a good alternative.
     
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  9. roy76

    roy76 Member

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    But "tynt" want my blog to have tag".com"..........so my ends blogspot
     
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  10. ryan_uk

    ryan_uk Illustrious Member

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    #10
    Your answer has unhelpful as it didn't detail anything. The OP isn't dumb, but wanted specific advice, which yours was not. Whereas, vangel gave some good and specific advice about what can be done.

    @roy76, one of the plugins I would recommend (to help prevent bots) is Bah Behavior.

    You can also send out DMCA notifications yourself, just spend some time reading up on it so that you get it right. Plenty of templates and guidance to be found in Google. I was reading this guide recently and it seemed pretty good.

    Although one trick is using something like Tint, you could also have links inserted into your RSS feed, too. Just search Wordpress.org's plugins section for "rss footer link" and you'll find various options for it.
     
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  11. PassGoSEO

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    If the OP wanted more detail, or further explanation, he is free to ask.
     
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  12. ryan_uk

    ryan_uk Illustrious Member

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    Yes, "move to wordpress" said it all, clearly. Your analogy is moronic. The precise action of removing one's hand from the fire resolves the problem. The action of moving it to Wordpress does not; it requires much more work. It's amazing how much time you spent defending your stupid post. Surely putting effort into the original one would have been much more worth it?
     
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    #13
    Using words like 'moronic' is actually pretty 'moronic'.

    Edit: There's a simple javascript based system that can do most of the 'usual' copy protection (disable cut-n-paste , notify you of suspicious bot-style scraper activity, check regularly for dupe content infringements etc). It can be plugged into blogger sites, as long as you are hosting it yourself (i.e. you have bought your own domain). Enjoy!
     
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    katsarov Active Member

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    At least you could contact a lawyer and so on... Or just use copyscape :)
     
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    creativistenterprise Greenhorn

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    You can also have a lawyer by your side and exact justified retribution to anyone who would dare take your material in the first place.
    Honest, it seems very difficult to keep your content Untouchable.
    Legal intimidation is my only solution.
     
    creativistenterprise, Jan 13, 2013 IP
  16. michael.chuah

    michael.chuah Peon

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    #16
    [TABLE]
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    [TD="class: xl24"]This script can be used to disable copying of text.

    <script>
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    [TD="class: xl24"]function disabletext(e){[/TD]
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    [TD="class: xl24"]return false
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    [TD="class: xl24"]//if the browser is IE4+[/TD]
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    [TD="class: xl24"]document.onselectstart=new Function ("return false")[/TD]
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    [TD="class: xl24"]//if the browser is NS6[/TD]
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    [TD="class: xl24"]if (window.sidebar){[/TD]
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    [TD="class: xl24"]document.onmousedown=disabletext[/TD]
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    [TD="class: xl24"]document.onclick=reEnable[/TD]
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    [TD="class: xl24"]</script>[/TD]
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  17. YMC

    YMC Well-Known Member

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    #17
    2 suggestions...

    Disable or limit what goes into your RSS feed. If you keep it, set it to only use excerpts.

    Embed your blog name within your posts and excerpts as much as possible. Aim for at least one mention in the middle of your posts. It won't stop the theft but it makes it easier to detect and fight.
     
    YMC, Jan 14, 2013 IP
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    Your main concern should be publishing quality content, not people copying content. If your content is good enough to be copied then you can deal with the problem by emailing those webmasters with takedown notices.

    But you know what they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery!
     
    Kwikode, Jan 19, 2013 IP
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    Emitstop Greenhorn

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    The only way to protect your content from being stolen is to not publish it. Any measures you can take are not only ineffective, but annoying.
     
    Emitstop, Jan 30, 2013 IP
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    If you don't want to pay out for a service like Copyscape, you can keep tabs on your content with Google Alerts. Just set up an alert for 20-30 contiguous words (in quotes) from each piece you publish and you'll get an email alert when someone uses it. Of course, it only checks for exact copies: bizarre spun versions won't count.

    I've caught three or four people like that and DMCA'd them to get the content removed (if it was worth it). Works a treat!
     
    TIEro, Jan 30, 2013 IP