What do I do when a website steals my work

I have been writing on this blog for fifteen years now. For most of that year, I’ve been fighting with people over copyright. Some people think so because it says “free technology for teachers” that they can take what they like and republish wherever they want. Other people have misunderstood what it means to be fair. And some people just don’t care about copyright at all. This is often the case with Super Scooty and Slim websites that use automated scripts to retrieve and republish all my blog posts.

Unfortunately, over the last fifteen years I’ve become quite adept at figuring out where websites that have stolen my work are hosted and how to file copyright infringement notices with those web hosting providers. I spent a lot of time doing this last week (it puts me in a bad mood) so I decided to try to do something effective with my time and recorded this video about how to file a DMCA takedown request with a web host. In this case the web host was Name Cheap. The process is basically the same regardless of the web hosting provider.

Hopefully, you never have to go through boredom and frustration to deal with people who steal your work. But if you do, I hope my video will be helpful for you.

ps I can’t wait to see this blog post stolen by one of the Spammy, Slimmy, Scoozy websites mentioned above like Daily Dodge, Trident of CNC, World New 5, and Star Kids Learn.

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